RIAI Director Calls for System to Deliver Stronger Enforcement of Building Regulations
Published: Friday, January 20, 2012
RIAI Director John Graby has called in an article in the Public Sector News for the introduction of a system to deliver stronger enforcement of the Building Regulations. John Graby said that the Institute has been engaging with the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government (DECLG) about strengthening the enforcement system since 2004 including the creation of a National Building Inspectorate, and a defined statutory inspection system by competent professionals. The RIAI is the regulatory and support body for architects in Ireland. John Graby said that the current downturn in the construction industry gives us an opportunity to strengthen and improve our systems so that they are in place when building activity commences again. “The introduction of the Building Regulations in the early 1990s has led to a marked improvement in building standards in Ireland. However, enforcement has always been an issue to ensure that these improvements are as widespread as possible. Unfortunately, the aim of those enforcing the Building Regulations is to inspect 12-15% of all building sites and we have been arguing for sometime that this is simply not sufficient.”
To read the full article, click on the PDF Public Sector News, John Graby.
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