Architects call for protection on building compliance

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland wants the government to ensure architects are not solely responsible for providing compliance certifications for buildings.

19th May, 2012
Priory Hall in Dublin: new legislation is being drafted for building controls. Photo: Collins

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) has called on the government to ensure that architects are not held solely responsible for providing compliance certifications for building projects, as proposed in the draft building control regulations which were published last month.

The institute will make a submission to the government on the proposed legislation this week. Its president, Michelle Fagan, said that, while the institute "wholly supported" the certification process, it was "too...

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