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

A one-day conference

Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

Date: 26th September 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.

Time

Description

8.15

Registration with tea, coffee and pastries

8.50

Opening Remarks by Conference Chairperson:
Cormac Bradley, B.Sc., C. Eng., F.I.E.I., M.I.C.E. Construction Manager, RPS Group

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?

9.00

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

9.40

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

10.20

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

11.00

Coffee break and chance to network

11.30

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

12.00

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

12.30

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

1.00

Q+A Session

1.15

Lunch and chance to network

2.00

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

2.40

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

3.20

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

4.00

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.

Chris Dilworth

Chris Dilworth

Director (Acoustics) at AWN Consulting

Chris Dilworth has responsibility for the Acoustics team in AWN Consulting, Ireland’s largest and most experienced acoustic consultancy.

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He is a European Engineer and Chartered Engineer with a BEng in Electroacoustics from the Department of Applied Acoustics at the University of Salford. He is a corporate member of Engineers Ireland and the Institute of Acoustics with over thirty years’ experience in the field of acoustics; he has been a consultant since 1989. He was a member of the Part E Working Group.]

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.

Brian Collentine

Brian Collentine

Director, ORS

Brian leads our Energy team.

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He is highly knowledgeable, professional and is well respected in the energy industry. Clients benefit from Brian’s strong knowledge and connections within the energy industry which he uses to help clients meet their objectives. Brian is passionate about climate change and his overarching goal within his team is to engage with communities and public bodies to help them reduce their carbon emissions. Brian is an active runner and runs the Dublin Marathon yearly. Brian is actively involved with the Sustainable Energy Association of Ireland and is working on a number of schemes.

Killian Dorney

Killian Dorney

Associate, Maples & Calder

Killian has a broad range of experience advising on commercial disputes, with a particular focus on the construction industry and construction related insurance matters.

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As well as acting for clients in litigation, he has experience in many forms of alternative dispute resolution, including adjudication, mediation and domestic and international arbitration. Specialising in the construction sector, Killian acts primarily for employers, contractors, subcontractors and consultants, as well as their insurers.

Cormac Bradley

Cormac Bradley

B.Sc., C. Eng., F.I.E.I., M.I.C.E. Construction Manager, RPS Group

A graduate of Queen’s University Belfast, Cormac has spent a large part of his career in South Africa working on a wide variety of projects including dams, bridges, roads, wastewater treatment works, gold, coal and diamond mines and a collapsed railway tunnel.

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He returned to Ireland in 2001 to a position in Galway but relocated to Dun Laoghaire in 2005 and shortly thereafter joined RPS as a Construction Manager in the Dun Laoghaire office concentrating on landfill projects in their Waste & Energy Section. Currently, he is working on the Dublin Airport Fuel Farm redevelopment project and has current Assigned Certifier roles on pharmaceutical, social accommodation and commercial projects and has completed a small hospital building project in the same capacity.

He represented Engineers Ireland (with others) in the original BC(A)R consultation process and was their sole representative on the working group that originally developed the suite of Ancillary Certificates and the associated Practice Notes that have followed that exercise.

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