Parts A-M Examined in Detail & Key Areas you Need to Focus On

A one-day conference

Royal Marine Hotel,
Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Date: 14th March 2018

This conference will provide a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of the Technical Guidance Documents, and give a practical review of TGD’s in relation to each part of the Building Regulations. Areas such as interpretation of the TGD’s; changes in TGD’s in recent years to keep abreast of and elements you must pay attention to and get right from the start will be discussed in detail.

See below event programme for a full list of key topics to be covered on the day.

CMG events typically sell out quickly, so prompt booking is strongly advised to secure your place at the early bird rate Save €100.00 – Early Bird Rate is €395.00 + VAT (Normal rate €495.00 + VAT).

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain amount of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid.

There will be a full line up of expert speakers on the these topics covering all practical and legal elements, using case studies and real life examples to help you fully understand all key areas.




Registration with tea, coffee and pastries


Opening Remarks by Conference Chairperson:
Joe Kennedy, Smith + Kennedy Architects

Interpretation of TGD’s and Important changes to note over recent years

  • What are the key areas you need to get right from the start?


Part A Structure

  • Revisions of Part A over time – 1991, 1997 and 2012
  • Current version 2012
  • Relationship to Construction Products Regulation 305/2011
  • Relationship to Eurocodes and other European standards
  • The Requirements
  • Sub-section 1 – Houses and other small buildings
  • Sub-section 2 – All Building types, codes , standards and references
  • Sub-section 3 – Recovering of existing roof structures and structural safety of external wall cladding
  • Section 2 – Disproportionate Collapse
  • Execution and inspection
  • Certification

Speaker: Jim Mansfield, Consulting Engineer, Kavanagh Mansfield & Partners, Chairman Eurocodes Consultative Committee


Part L

  • Domestic & Non Domestic
  • Governing Legislation; Path to NZEB near Zero Energy Building: Where we are? Where are we Going?
  • Part L (Domestic)
    -Minimum Design Parameters (Fabric, Ventilation, Space and Water Heating, Renewables etc.)
    -Path to achieving Compliance
    -Importance of Thermal Bridging and Accredited Details in Design.
    -Using DEAP to prove overall compliance
  • Part L (Non- Domestic)
    -Current Building Regulations for Non Domestic
    -New Building Regulations for Non Domestic (Fabric, Ventilation, Space and Water Heating, Renewables etc.)
    -Minimum Design Parameters
    -The potential effect of the new building regulations to design.
    -Using iSBEM or equivalent software’s to prove compliance

Speaker: Brian Collentine, Director, ORS


Part C – Contaminated land – Radon, CO2, CH4 and VOCs

  • Types and sources of ground gas
  • Irish and UK regulations and guidance summary
  • Protection measures
    -Slab types, passive ventilation and gas membranes
    -Pro’s and con’s and considerations of these measures
  • Installation quality
  • Detailed design
  • Independent verification strategy
    -Integrity testing options

Speaker: Michael Sweeney, GQA Environmental


Coffee break and chance to network


Part E: Sound

  • Application of Part E
  • Mandatory Sound Insulation Performance Requirements
  • Standard Constructions
  • Sound Insulation Testing
  • Reverberation Control

Speaker: Chris Dilworth, Director (Acoustics) at AWN Consulting


Parts K & M

  • The background & context for both Building Regulations K & M
  • Understanding the users
  • The application of the TGD’s
  • Supplementary guidance to TGD K
  • Overlaps between K and M = when to use
  • Research to support the guidance
  • Recent changes to BS 8300
  • European Norms in Development for use in Public Procurement
  • Detail Design and where things go wrong

Speaker: Fionnuala Rogerson, Fionnuala Rogerson Architects


Part J, H & F – Getting your ducts in a row

  • Part F – what constitutes adequate ventilation for modern housing
  • Part F – who designs, supervises and commissions a ventilation system
  • TGD Part H 2010 – Drainage and Waste Water Disposal
  • Who determines the ‘expected flow’?
  • What harmonised Standards now apply to Manholes and Chambers
  • How are utilities designed on a Shell and Core to accommodate future uses restaurant?
  • Who designs roof gutters and terrace outlets
  • How can you design for contingency with 100 year events and blockages?
  • Requirements of greywater reuse systems and rainwater systems.
  • What Standards apply to on-site wastewater treatment systems
  • Part J – how to check flue design and free areas of permanent openings
  • Part J – what needs to be verified with boilers, stoves and heat pumps

Speaker: Archie O’Donnell, Technical Manager, i3pt Certification


Q+A Session


Lunch and chance to network


Part B– Fire Safety: Volumes 1 & 2

  • Overview of TGD B: 2006 – Volume 1 (All buildings except dwelling-houses)
  • TGD B: 2017 – Volume 2 (Dwelling- houses) Main Changes and Provisions
  • The background to some of the guidance.
  • Provisions sometimes overlooked.
  • TGD B: Building Height and External Wall Construction.

Speaker: Andrew O’Rourke, Registered Building Surveyor, Assigned Certifier, i3pt certification


Parts D & G

Parts D Materials and Workmanship & Part G Hygiene

Part D Materials and workmanship

  • Materials, workmanship and design considerations
  • Standard and references including codes of practice and standard recommendations -CEN Standards and IS Standards and interoperability of components, products and services.
  • Construction Products Regulations: – The application of harmonized Standards and conformity of the construction product with its declared performance
  • Technical Specifications, performance criteria, tolerances, sampling and testing
  • Role of various players involved in CPR and their obligations
  • Responsibility of designated parties for demonstrating a construction product’s compliance with the requirements of the PART D & the CPR regulations
  • NSAI Product Certification
  • Monitoring CPR and Part D compliance from manufacturer to site

Part G Hygiene

  • Application of Part G -Guidance in respect of design and installation of sanitary conveniences and washing facilities         
  • Bathroom & Kitchen installations etc
  • Hot and cold-water supplies
  • Efficient water use for flushing fittings
  • Protecting installations and ensuring compliance

Speaker: Kevin Sheridan, Secretary General AEEBC


BCAR – Issues raised by the Certification Regime and Building Control

  • Certification Regime – applicable law;
  • Preparation of the Certificate of Compliance on Completion;
  • Ancillary Certificates;
  • The Statutory Register;
  • The Building Control Management System (“BCMS”);
  • Building Control Authority obligations;
  • Practical steps to avoid certification issues.

Speaker: Killian Dorney, Associate, Maples & Calder


Q&A session and conference close

This event will be of real interest to all build and design professionals, assigned and design certifiers, public sector bodies and those who look after the law surrounding projects. The types of organisations in attendance will be contractors, sub-contractors, engineers, architects, local authorities, semi-state agencies, government departments, manufacturers, suppliers, universities and legal consultants.

There will be 6 CPD points awarded to all attendees at this conference from the CPD certification service.

Joe Kennedy

Joe Kennedy

Smith + Kennedy Architects

Joe is Managing Director of Smith and Kennedy Architects which is a mid-sized Dublin based firm involved in high-end residential, leisure, commercial, educational and interior sectors.

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In addition he has been an occasional lecturer in design-and-build contract procurement and have contributed to Urbact as an expert witness in relation to developing EU urban strategies.

Joe was Honorary Secretary of the RIAI (2015 /2016) and he chairs the RIAI BC(A)R Steering Group. Joe also represents the RIAI at CIC / Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government meetings. As part of his role, he contributes to CPD sessions on Building Control and related topics and has presented at a number of public seminars.

Kevin Sheridan

Kevin Sheridan

Secretary General AEEBC

Kevin Sheridan is Secretary General and Past President of the Association of European Building and Construction Experts.

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He is a Chartered Building Engineer, Chartered Environmentalist..  He is a member of the Architects Registration Board, the Construction Industry Registration Ireland (CIRI) Board and a former member of the Building Surveyors Registration Board. He served on the SI105 BCAR Board for alternative compliance proposals for Health & Schools Projects.He is Chairman of the Republic of Ireland Branch of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Past President of the Irish Building Control Institute (IBCI). He was responsible for developing and delivering the National Building Control/Regulations QQI competency certificated training programme.He serves on several National standards committees and NSAI Standards Committees.

Archie O’Donnell

Archie O’Donnell

BSc(Hons) CABE RIAR (tech) BREEAM AP Registered Building Surveyor, Environmental Manager, i3pt Certification

Archie O’Donnell is i3PT Certification’s Technical manager and Energy and Sustainability Specialist.

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His professional accreditations are as Chartered Architectural Technologist, Chartered Building Engineer and Registered Building Surveyor. As a Certified Passivhaus consultant with particular expertise in Low Energy Building Fabric design and energy systems, he has unique insight and experience on meeting enhanced standards of compliance. Archie has 18 years’ experience in Architecture and is a BREEAM AP and LEED Green Associate. Within i3PT he undertakes the role of Design Certifier and is currently acting in the role of Assigned Certifier on a number of projects. Working with the i3PT Assigned Certifiers, he has a specialist role is to assess BC(A)R compliance strategies for Energy (Part L) and Ventilation (Part F). He is an NSAI accredited Thermal Modeller and conducts condensation risk assessments on building design. Archie is also i3PT’s BIM manager and has integrated  BIM modelling into CertCentral’s in-field site inspection app.

Jim Mansfield

Jim Mansfield

Consulting Engineer, Kavanagh Mansfield & Partners, Chairman Eurocodes Consultative Committee

Jim Mansfield is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of Engineers Ireland and a Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers.

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He is Managing Director of Kavanagh Mansfield & Partners who are designers of Commercial, Public, Institutional and Residential structures throughout Ireland.

Jim Mansfield is the Chair of an NSAI Committee “Eurocodes Consultative Committee” which deals with the impact of the Eurocode suite of design standards in Ireland. This committee also looks at the impact on the Irish Construction Industry of a number of related standards which includes EN 1090.

Jim Mansfield has lectured on a number of topics related to the Eurocodes to various organisations in recent years.

Jim Mansfield is currently Chair person of the Irish Concrete Society, which is a not for profit Society supporting technical excellence in the design and construction of concrete with members from all sections including design, production and construction.

Michael Sweeney

Michael Sweeney

BEng(Tech) PGradDip MIEI, GQA Environmental

Michael has worked in the contaminated land and gas protection industry for over 10 years in a number or roles including manufacturing, design and on-site verification.

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He is an Environmental Engineer and is director of GQA Environmental who are specialists in contaminated land design and verification techniques.

He was a contributor and sat on the steering committees of the following best practice guidance documents;

  • CIRIA C716 (2012) Remediating and mitigating risks from VOC vapours from land affected by contamination
  • CIRIA C735 (2014) Good practice on the testing and verification of protection systems for buildings against hazardous ground gases

Michael carries out regular training for local authority CIEH contaminated land officers and building control departments in Northern Ireland and has carried out consultation and advisory work for the EPA and DOE in Ireland. He began lecturing on the Environmental Engineering post graduate course at Trinity College in Dublin on contaminated land in 2017

Andrew O’Rourke

Andrew O’Rourke

BEng(Tech) PGradDip MIEI, GQA Environmental

Andrew O’Rourke is an Assigned Certifier with i3pt Certification a multi-disciplinary Assigned Certifying body.

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He is an experienced chartered building engineer, chartered architectural technologist and was many years the principal in his own building surveying and fire safety consultancy practice prior to joining i3pt. He has lectured in construction technology and fire safety design in DIT and has presented fire safety and fire safe construction presentations to the Irish Regions of the Institution of Fire Engineers and Chartered Association of Building Engineers. He is a visiting lecturer to the PG Professional Diploma (Architecture Course) in UCD & is a lecturer on the fire safety module of the SCSI Higher Cert. in Quantity Surveying Course in DIT.

He is currently working as an Assigned Certifier on a number of large scale commercial and residential developments.

Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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Secure your place at the early bird rate and save €100.00 – Early Bird Rate is €395.00 + VAT – (Closing Friday 26th January) – Normal rate €495.00 + VAT

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The rate to attend includes morning tea/coffee and refreshments on arrival at registration, mid-morning tea/coffee and pastries and full buffet lunch. You will receive the speakers PowerPoint presentations within 24 hours after the event. 

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