RIAI CPD Series on S.I. 9 of 2014, 5 Years Later, November 2020 (Reduced Price)

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  • Pre-recorded Online
RIAI Practice Member €47 | RIAI Member €55
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Event Information


This online CPD course comprises of a live recording of the CPD Series on S.I. 9 of 2014, 5 Years Later,  held on 21 & 28 October & 4 November 2020.

Course Aim

This event aims to provide an understanding of associated risks and how to minimise them; review S.I. 9 as procedures have evolved over that 5 year period, including the formation of the BCMS; provide practical advice to assist you in understanding critical considerations and procedures that you should be aware of. It will bringing risk management into focus.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course attendees should have a knowledge of:

  • Quality, Liability, Defects Insurance, Civil Liabilities Act
  • Risk Management
  • The Architects role in relation to Inspection
  • Verification by Builder, or an Assigned Certifier
  • Roles and responsibilities under S.I. 9 of 2014
  • Roles and responsibilities in relation to Protected Structures
  • Acting as Designer (Assigned Certifier) in different types of Procurement
  • Risk Assessment roles and responsibilities
  • What happens when there is a change of Assigned Certifier and/or Builder?
  • Records and references
  • Consultant Scope Document under S.I.9 of 2014
  • Agreement between Lead Consultant and Sub‐Consultant
  • Preparation of tender information and appointment of Builder
  • Updating the Project Information Sheet for Tender Stage
  • Preparing the Tender Schedule and Information Tracking Schedule
  • Design Co-ordination
  • Preparation of the Draft Preliminary Inspection Plan
  • Risk Review Workshop
  • Compiling S.I.9 Tender Requirements and Preliminaries
  • Post Tender Review
  • Pre-commencement Procedures
  • Lodgement of the Commencement Notice
  • Preliminary Inspection Plan under S.I.9 of 2014
  • On-Site operations and completion
  • Architect’s Instructions
  • Site visits, Site Photography, Site reports
  • Materials and workmanship and information issue
  • Certificates for payment and Cost reports
  • Variations / time extensions
  • Partial possession by client
  • Preparing for practical completion
  • Defects liability, final account and final certificate
  • Opinion on Compliance
  • Declaration of Identity
  • Property Registration Authority (Land Registry)
  • Placing the Completion Certificate on the Statutory Register

Speaker Biographies

John Mitchell, FRIAI graduated from DIT School of Architecture in 1978.  He co-founded DMOD Architects in 1989 (then trading as Duffy Mitchell Architects) having previously worked with Liam McCormick, Campbell Conroy Hickey and Gilroy McMahon.  John has been responsible for numerous projects of all scales, primarily in the commercial sector and has a particular expertise in Workplace Architecture.  In the private sector he has advised many of the top indigenous Irish companies including Bank of Ireland, DCC plc and Bartra Capital Property, while in the public sector he has advised, among many others, the NTA, Inland Fisheries Ireland and the HIA.  He is the Irish lead on the MRY/DMOD team for the Grangegorman Masterplan and sits on the GDA Public Art Working Group . He is a Past President of the Architectural Association of Ireland and currently sits on the Board of the RIAI.

Sarah Neary is Principal Adviser (Built Environment Advisory Unit) in the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. Her responsibilities include managing a multi-disciplinary team of Architects, Engineers and Quantity Surveyors to    1. assess and advise on capital works projects in accordance with procurement requirements, sustainable communities polices, quality building and value for money,  largely in the context of social housing at present,   2.provide a strong and evolving building code and regulatory framework, through implementation and development of Building Control Acts, Building Control Regulations, Building Regulations and accompanying Technical Guidance Documents,    3.implement and ensure compliance with the EU requirements of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, Construction Products Regulations etc.   She is a Chartered Engineer, holds a Civil Engineering Degree from NUI Galway and an MBA from UCD. Prior to joining the Department, Sarah worked as a Structural Design Engineer with Ryan Hanley consulting engineers in Galway.

Mairead Phelan, BE, CEng, FIEI, MBA, Dip. Law, PGDip. Highway & Geotechnical Engineering, PGDip. Project Management, PGCert. Corporate Governance, Cert. GDPR, HarvardKS Cert. Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies. Mairéad Phelan, Head of the National Building Control Office. A Chartered Engineer and Fellow of Engineers Ireland she was a Programme Manager with the Local Government Management Agency on national projects. Prior to this she was Senior Engineer with Fingal County Council’s Built Environment, Transportation and Bridges Divisions. She spent 10 years as Municipal & Town Engineer with Carlow County Council while also preforming the role of Conservation Officer. Her career commenced with Nicholas O Dwyer Consulting Engineers on Major Water & Drainage Schemes. Mairéad is an associate lecturer with Institute of Technology Carlow and is passionate about promoting the construction of safe and healthy buildings and the sustainable re-use of our existing building stock. She was awarded the Civil Service excellence and innovation award in 2015. She holds an MBA, a Diploma in Law, a PG. Cert. in Governance, a PGDip in Highway & Geotechnical Engineering, a PGDip in PM and a Cert in GDPR."

Pat Nestor is Head of Building Control with Dublin City Council.  He is a Chartered Building Surveyor, and leads an experienced team of building surveyors, building inspectors and administrative staff who support and encourage building owners, builders and construction professionals in their efforts to comply with the requirements of Building Regulations and Building Control Regulations. He has a keen interest in the reuse of the existing built environment particularly in relation to adaptive reuse for residential purposes and was a member of the working group that developed ‘Bringing Back Homes – Manual for the Reuse of Existing Buildings’ published by the Dept. of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. 

Joe Kennedy Dip. Arch., B.Sc. Arch., F.R.I.A.I.; RIBA Joe is Managing Director of Smith + Kennedy Architects and the firm has received a number of Architectural Awards for buildings such as the Ice House Hotel and Waterways House office building.  S+K’s work has been published in several journals and in the general press. Joe has served as a Director of the Royal Institute of the Architects in Ireland (RIAI) and was Honorary Secretary of that body in 2015 / 2016.  During that period, Joe sat on a number of committees including Sustainability, Housing and Building Regulations and was responsible for seeing how Regulations and Guidelines should be brought into effective practice. He now represents the RIAI on the national Construction Industry Council, engaging with Government on matters relating to the implementation of Building Regulations and Building Control. He is Director and Company Secretary of the IABS. Joe has written and published a number of technical and professional papers on several industry related matters and has given regular professional talks on the issues in Ireland and abroad.   Currently he is on a team which will be advising the government of Bahrain on Sustainable Regulation Implementation, a programme funded by the UN.  He represents the RIAI on the  Innovation and Digital Adoption for Construction Sector Group (CSG). Joe is an occasional guest lecturer at Trinity College Dublin.

Conor Kelly, B.Arch, LL.B, BL, Dip EIAMgmt, FRIAI, FCIArb. Conor is an architect, chartered arbitrator, adjudicator (member of the ministerial panel of adjudicators), conciliator, standing conciliator, mediator, expert witness and (non-practicing) barrister. He studied architecture in Dublin and the USA, graduating in 1980 and has practiced in Galway since 1983 - following a short period of initial practice in Australia. Conor was called to the Bar in 1990 and has been appointed approx. 120 times in relation to disputes as Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Conciliator, Mediator, Expert Determiner and or Expert Witness, he currently holds active briefs as Arbitrator, Conciliator, Mediator, Expert Witness and Standing Conciliator.

Martin Donnelly, FRIAI, RIAI Practice Committee Chair and Director at Henry J LyonsMartin graduated from UCD in 1982 and worked with Scott Tallon Walker and de Blacam & Meagher Architects before joining Henry J Lyons 1989. He has been a Director of the practice since 1996. Martin is a past president of the Architectural Association of Ireland and currently Chair of the RIAI Practice Committee and an RIAI Council member.

Martin has extensive experience in the design, delivery and service management of commercial office, retail, leisure / hotel buildings as well as educational, residential, master planning and urban design projects. Martin is responsible for Due Diligence and Building Control (Assigned Certifier) service within the practice.

Have practiced in Ireland and UK for 30 years and my familiarity with Building Control in Ireland includes

  • Building Bye-Laws 1949*
  • Draft Building Regulations 1977
  • Building and Control Regulations 1990/1997
  • Building Control Regulations 2014

*Bye-laws for the Construction, Conversion and Alteration of Buildings Made by the Corporation of Dublin Under the Public Health (Ireland) Act, 1878, the Public Health Acts Amendments Act, 1890, and the Dublin Corporation Act, 1890

Donal O'Donohue, MRIAI, RIAI Practice Committee and appointed a Director of COADY Architects in 2016, having joined the practice in 2003 and has been a member of the RIAI since 2005. Donal has a range of experience in both public and private sector, including in the acute healthcare, residential healthcare, residential and education sectors. Donal is currently Project Director and Technical Advisor on the delivery of the NDFA Social Housing PPP (Bundle 1) involving 6 sites totalling 534 dwellings; and is Project Lead, Employer’s Representative and Assigned Certifier for the National Children’s Hospital Satellites project, involving a new 4,500sqm Children’s Hospital at the Connolly Hospital Campus in Blanchardstown completed in May 2019. A second building at the Tallaght Hospital Campus is under construction due for completion in 2021. He was Senior Project Architect for the delivery of a 99-unit residential development providing social housing for older persons at Fr Scully House on Gardiner Street completed in 2014.  As Project Director his portfolio includes the design and delivery a 7,100sqm new build extension to Nazareth House Nursing Home in Dublin completed in 2018, along with a number of both public and private sector healthcare and education buildings. Donal has been a member of the RIAI Practice Committee since 2011 and has contributed towards a number of guidance documents issued by the RIAI, including the BCAR guidance, RIAI Good Practice Guide and CPD presentations including speaking at the 2017 RIAI Conference.

This online CPD course is delivered via RIAI Digital Chalk

  • Following receipt of your payment via MyRIAI you will receive an email from the RIAI CPD Division (9:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday) providing your login details for RIAI Digital Chalk.
  • This online course will be accessible from your RIAI Digital Chalk account for 6 months from the date of registration.
  • The RIAI will send you a CPD certificate on completion of the online CPD.
  • Each session will begin with a presentation on the theme for that session by a keynote speaker as the expert in the field.