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REVISED PART L - Over 300 RIAI Architects Attend RIAI Skillnet CPD on Part L

Published: Monday, November 28, 2011

The new RIAI Skillnet CPD on Part L has proven very successful with over 300 RIAI architects attending seminars in Dublin, Cork and Galway in November and December 2011. A second date was added for Dublin for Tuesday 6 November and further dates will be announced shortly for January 2012.


RIAI Practice Director, Joe Miller has stressed the importance of the forthcoming revised Part L of the Building Regulations for architects: “I cannot stress enough how important it is to understand the forthcoming changes in Part L 2011 of the Building Regulations to the way we design domestic dwellings.  As you will see below, Part L 2011 will come into force in about 3 weeks, on the 1st December 2011; the transitional period ends on the 30th November 2011. Unless a planning application is made by that date, compliance will be required with Part L 2011 for planning applications on and after 1st December 2011.

Compliance with Part L requirement is quite onerous, both in terms of design and construction. The Part L Road Show programme will analyse the changes that are relevant in the new Part L 2011 and comparisons will be drawn between them and the current Part L requirements. The case studies, which form the latter part of the Road Show, will demonstrate how compliance can be achieved at the design stage, in some cases with the greatest difficulty, for the semi-detached house; an apartment building; an extension to an existing dwelling and an historic building with an exempted development to the rear. We announce the RIAI Road Show below and urge as many of the RIAI members, as possible, to attend.”

Download Technical Guidance Document Part L - Conservation of Fuel & Energy - Dwellings (2011)

The RIAI has arranged an RIAI Skillnet CPD Road Show on the New Part L with dates, costs and location below:

Dates for 2012 to be announced

View the event programme

Download the booking form

Tutors: Members of the RIAI Sustainability Taskforce

Cost: RIAI practices €95 (price includes RIAI Skillnet funding as applicable)

RIAI member* €105 (price includes RIAI Skillnet funding as applicable)

Non-RIAI member €160

For further information contact:Teresa Harte, RIAI, 8 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Tel (01) 676 1703 Fax (01) 661 0948 e-mail: tharte@riai.ie

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