Building control regulations not fit for purpose
Regulatory neglect at Longboat Quay has shown that the kind of disaster that befell Priory Hall can occur again
We need to undertake a costed assessment of the cost of Building Control (Amendment) Regulations SI.9 introduced in March 2014. Thus far, it has been casually estimated in a “plucking a figure” sense.
However, at a recent Dublin Economics Workshop, architect Maoilíosa Reynolds conservatively estimated €700 million a year in costs to consumers, government and industry of new procedures introduced “to ensure Priory Hall never happens again”.
Sadly, regulatory neglect at Longboat Quay has shown that...
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