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RIAI Practice Membership is the term used to describe practice membership of the RIAI. This is distinct from both individual membership and statutory registration.
RIAI Practice Membership is open to all current Registered Members who have at least 51% controlling interest in the Practice.
RIAI Practice Membership delivers a range of services and promotional opportunities.
Benefits of RIAI Practice Membership include:
RIAI PRACTICE MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATE
An annual digital certificate issued to each Practice Member which may be used for public procurement tenders and printed for display in your office.
ANNUAL RIAI PRACTICE MARK
A mark of assurance to potential clients in an increasingly competitive industry. Only RIAI Practice Members can use the RIAI Practice Mark on emails, headed paper, websites, and promotional material confirming their RIAI Practice Member status. Practice Members of the RIAI can also use the logo on external plaques.
All RIAI Practice Members are listed in the searchable online Practice Directory with details of skills and experience, and a link to the practice’s website. The RIAI website informs the public about the work of an architect, the services provided by architectural practices, and provides advice on how to select a practice. The online Practice Directory receives approximately twenty-thousand unique visitors per annum.
RIAI branded site signs are available only to RIAI Practice Members.
A complete soft copy set of specimen documents (worth over €150). Included are the following:
- Opinions on Compliance
- RIAI Construction Contracts
- Client and Architect Agreements
- Safety and Health Plans
- Collateral Agreements and Warranties
- Architect’s Instructions
- Certificate of Payment
Updates are sent to all RIAI Practice Members, ensuring that reference/document libraries are kept up to date.
RIAI GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE
RIAI Practice Members receive complimentary access to the digital edition of the RIAI Good Practice Guide, a best-practice model for running projects and the basis of RIAI Quality Management Certification (value €33.85).
RIAI Practice Members requiring a ‘Notice of Determination’ for the Companies Registration Office (CRO) and other bodies may avail of this service free of charge (value €25).
10% CPD DISCOUNT
All RIAI Practice Member staff are entitled to discounts on CPD seminars and lectures (there may be exceptions in the case of some online products and external provider services).
DISCOUNT ON RIAI JOBSEARCH
RIAI Practice Members receive a discount when advertising on RIAI Jobsearch.
DOMESTIC EXTENSIONS AND RENOVATIONS
RIAI Practice Members who specialise in residential work can opt to be included on a separate RIAI List for Small Residential Projects, for projects that do not exceed a value of €200k.
THE RIAI WORKING FOR YOUR PRACTICE
RIAI Practice advice covers a wide range of issues, such as government policy, planning, insurance, disputes, advice on arbitration and conciliation, as well as building regulations and building control. The RIAI can also provide advice on business, marketing, and HR matters.
Cost of Practice Membership
The cost of RIAI Practice Membership is based on the number of architectural staff working within the practice. This includes anyone carrying out architectural work: Architects, Architectural Technologists, and architectural graduates. The cost per architectural staff member is €75.
Practice Service Plus
Build your Practice Profile by adding your specialist skills and your experience in building types. Select your choices on Section 4 of the Practice Membership Application Form.
How to apply
Please complete the application form and submit it to Sharon Maguire, Membership Officer, at email@example.com or post to:
RIAI, 8 Merrion Square,
Dublin 2, D02 YE68.