Building Regulation and Standards Summit
May 29th 2018
Welcome and opening remarks from the Chair
Property Editor, The Sunday Business Post
Ireland’s building control policy and reform
Damien English TD
Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government
INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Quality check: Adopting international best practice to ensure an effective inspection and enforcement regime
An effective inspection regime in our building control system is crucial to ensure the regulations are adhered to. So, what are international best practice principles to sustainably improve regulatory enforcement and inspections – making them more effective, efficient and transparent?
Senior Policy Analyst, Regulatory Policy Division, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris
International Best Practice
Building control regulations: Ireland in an International context
Our speaker compares the current BCAR system with international best practice, using examples and experiences from other countries including the Netherlands, the UK and others. Identifying strengths and weaknesses of Ireland’s current system, he’ll suggest ways in which it could be altered to produce more robust regulatory outcomes.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, i3PT Certification
Building Consumer Confidence and Trust
How do we ensure consumer confidence in the construction industry going forward?
Several cases of building defects have come to light in recent years, many of which received widespread press coverage, reflected badly on the industry and affected consumer confidence. Now that we are embarking on a major new building programme, how do we win back those consumers and earn their trust going forward?
Deirdre Ni Fhloinn
Barrister, PhD candidate: Legal remedies for defective housing and Irish Research Council Scholar
B.Sc.Arch., FRIAI, RIBA, Managing Director, Smith and Kennedy Architects, Joint Managing Director, Kompas International Architects and Chair of the BCAR Steering Group, the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland (RIAI)
Managing Director, PTL Construction and Director, Inspex Ltd.
The lowdown on mandatory CIRI membership
The government plans to strengthen oversight in the home-building sector by making it mandatory for providers of construction services to join the Construction Industry Register Ireland (CIRI). How will it work and what difference will it make to construction quality standards?
Director, Development Housing and Planning Services, Construction Industry Federation (CIF)
Welcome back from the afternoon Chair
Head of Business Excellence Certification, NSAI
COMPLIANCE – PANEL DISCUSSION:
The culture of compliance: How do we build upon our compliance culture in Ireland?
Our panel comprises perspectives from a regulator of another industry, skills and training and a builder.
Managing Director, Durkan Residential Ltd.
Enforcement Policy Manager, Food Safety Authority of Ireland
Registered Architect and Assistant Head of School, Dublin School of Architecture, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)
AFTERNOON KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Learning from our failures
What can we learn from previous failures in compliance and regulatory systems in construction? How can we ensure more companies take ownership and responsibility for delivering a safe system throughout the life cycle of a building?
Director, Blyth & Blyth Consulting Engineers, Edinburgh
LOCKNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION:
The current regulatory regime: a work in progress?
Does our current regulatory regime work? Could it be better? How do we build upon it? What is the ideal?
Secretary General and Past President of the Association of European Experts in Building and Construction
Projects Director, Flynn Management and Contractors
BArch MRIAI RIBA, Assistant Professor, the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin (UCD)
BE, CEng, FIEI, MBA, Programme Manager, the National Building Control Management Project and the supporting IT System (BCMS), the Local Government Management Agency