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The Assigned & Design Certifier - Practical & Legal Challenges

  • 5 CPD Hours Apex Building, Blackthorn Road Sandyford Business District D18 (map)

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.

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.

Course content

Practical Issues in the Assigned and Design Certifier Roles

  • 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

Who Should Attend?

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. 

Certification

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.

Cost

This course costs €395 (Early-bird) normal rate is €495. Includes course documentation and light refreshments. While the course fee does not include lunch, we do provide freshly made sandwiches, 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.