Practical & Legal Challenges To Prepare For

Date: 5th February 2018

The importance placed on the role of the Assigned and Design Certifier as part of the Building Control Amendment Regulations is extremely challenging and can be fraught with a number of practical and legal challenges.

The Assigned Certifier is tasked with ensuring the building works meet the BCAR standards; however there are already a number of issues the assigned certifier has faced in these early stages since implementation, both professionally and in a legal context.

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This course will examine the professional complexities, challenges, obligations and legalities of the role for the Assigned and Design Certifier, it will highlight the likely areas of contention & steps to avoid potential litigation nightmares in the future. It is a must attend for anyone working as, or with, assigned and design certifiers, all attendees will get a chance to engage in an informative Q & A session, and will receive a highly informative course pack, as well as 5 structured CPD Points.

Practical Issues in the Assigned and Design Certifier Roles  – Presented by Mel O’Reilly, Chair of CIF committee on Building Regulations and Builders’ Register; CIF representative for the CIC Technical Working Group on the operation of the Building Control Regulations

  • Key responsibilities of the Assigned and Design Certifier
  • Professional relationships in play – Practicalities to consider
  • Practicalities for the Assigned Certifier and the procurement of Certificates
  • Other contractual relationships
  • The impact of the scale and complexity of a project
  • Practical implications of BCAR regulations
  • Key issues in planning and undertaking inspections 
  • Interface with BCMS and Building Control Authority.
  • Certificate of Compliance on Completion (CCC) and Supporting Documents.

Liability and Legal Implications an Assigned and Design Certifier must consider

  • The potential liability in accordance with the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 
  • The liability of the Assigned and Design Certifier arising in accordance to the Code of Conduct 
  • Areas of vulnerability for the Assigned and Design Certifier – inspection and certification 
  • The liability of the Assigned and Design Certifier in the context of the roles of the Building Owners, Ancillary Certifiers and the Building Control Authority
  • The Builder’s new role and its implications for the Assigned and Design Certifier

This CPD course will be of interest to all Building and Design professionals including, current assigned and design certifiers, as well as contractors, surveyors, architects, engineers, specialist contractors, local authority executives and technical managers, material manufacturers, suppliers to the building sector, procurement executives, tendering managers, government department officers with direct or indirect contact with the building and design sectors, industry associations, representative bodies, educators and regulators.

On completion you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate containing 5 Structured CPD Hours. Please note certificates are issued only at the close of the training course to participants who complete the full five hours.

Mel O'Reilly

Mel O’Reilly

Chair of CIF committee on Building Regulations and Builders’ Register; CIF representative for the CIC Technical Working Group on the operation of the Building Control Regulations

Mel O’Reilly is managing direction of MDY Construction involved in delivery of public and private projects across all sectors of the industry – public and private residential developments, commercial and industrial facilities, healthcare, leisure, and refurbishment works. Following studies in Bolton Street and TCD, he entered the family contracting business for a period and joined MDY in 1992. He now has over 40 years’ experience at various management levels in the contracting industry. In latter years he has been heavily involved in MBCA and CIF committees and as chairman of the CIF Builders’ Register & Building Regulations Committee he has been involved in the establishment of CIRI and in the consultative process with the DECLG (HPLG) in the development an review of BCAR.  He is currently a board member of CIRI as one of the industry representatives.

Training Environment:

CMG Professional Training courses take place at our state-of-the-art training facility in the Apex Building situated in the Beacon Quarter of Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18. The CMG Training Centre is accessible by the Luas, (Sandyford line, Stillorgan stop – 6 mins walk) several bus options (the number 11 travels from O Connell street Dublin and stops directly outside the training centre) and we are situated very close to the M50 at the Beacon Hospital corner. There are several car parks within a three minute walk from the training centre with very competitive ‘all day’ parking rates and we have a range of coffee shops (including Starbucks) as well as shops and restaurants nearby.

Date, Time & Venue:

Date:  5th February 2018

Times: 9.30 am to 4.00pm

Venue: Apex Building, Blackthorn Road, Sandyford Dublin 18

Course Cost:

This course costs €395 normal rate is €495. Includes course documentation and light refreshments. While the course fee does not include lunch, we do provide freshly made sandwiches, nespresso coffee and a range of teas and fresh juice for those who require a light lunch. Alternatively you can avail of the local food stores and coffee shops opposite the training centre for hot food or alternative lunch options.

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