What are the key legislative changes underpinning SI 9, 2014?
Consumer protection, health and safety in/about buildings; competitiveness; and sustainability
Local Government Reform Act 2014 & Programme - Efficiency, customer service, and value for money
Building Control Amendment Regulations 2014 - A mandatory inspections and certification system including:
Certificates of compliance
Undertakings by owners, builders, assigned certifiers, and designers
Nomination of competent builders, assigned certifiers, and designers
Construction Products Regulations - These break down technical barriers and market surveillance: July 2013 -- construction products covered by harmonised European Standards; CE Marking mandatory for any product placed on the market.
Construction 2020 - Designed to strengthen public confidence through robust regulation:
ensuring effective implementation of Building Control (Amendment) Regulations leading to stronger consumer protection
agreed operational framework for BCAs to standardise work practices systems, procedures, and decision-making relating to oversight of
building control activity across 31 BCAs – move towards a risk-based
approach to inspections
a Construction Industry Register – Ireland’s register of contractors, builders and tradespersons
Jobs Action Plan - To improve the ease of doing business
Streamline the application procedures for Fire Safety Certificates and Disability Access Certificates To enable efficient administration and Government policy to make Ireland a better place to do business.
Further develop the Building Control Management System (BCMS) Prepare a comprehensive user manual for industry users Develop BCMS to incorporate/accommodate FSC, applications for waivers and dispensations etc.