How the role has changed – Managing Professional Relationships – Ancillary Certificates – Practical Issues Explored


Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Co Dublin

Date: 3rd April 2019

The role of the Assigned Certified is now well-established, but certain challenges still remain, as well as new challenges being created by this relatively new role, which continues to evolve since 2014.

Due to the amount of positive feedback of our previous events on this topic, we are delighted to revisit this role in a new light for 2019. This conference will explore the important practicalities of how the role has changed, as well as the common issues that continue to arise, how to handle them, and what needs to change still. We will also explore how to best manage professional relationships and avoid or mitigate conflict, and how to improve overall quality in construction, from design to specification, and the steps needed to build a “quality culture”.

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5 Structured CPD Points

This conference is a must-attend for anyone involved with the assigned certifier role, as you will gain insight from some of the country’s leading experts in this area, while earning valuable CPD hours, and will have the chance to meet, network and potentially gain new connections and business. All attendees will be welcomed with teas coffees and pastries on arrival, and throughout the morning, with a full 2 course sit-down meal for lunch. All attendees will have full access to all presentations the following day.

Conference Programme

Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks

Professional relationships in play – Practicalities to consider

Speaker: Kevin Sheridan, EurBE MSc CEnv FSCSI FRICS FCIOB MICE FCABE FIBCI Secretary General Association of European Building Surveyors and Construction Experts AEEBC

  • Issues arising for the A.C when coordinating a multi-disciplinary Inspection and certifying supply chain process
  • Registration and Competence in relation to achieving Quality outcomes
  • CPD and on-going training matters 
  • Risk concerns including Value Engineering and Material Substitution
  • Challenges in relation to Fast-track projects Design shortcomings and prior notifications
  • Practicalities for the Assigned Certifier including stakeholder management, document control and avoidance of potential conflicts
  • Contrasting and comparing Building Control systems in other jurisdictions

The assigned certifiers role : How has it changed?

Speaker: Cormac Bradley B.Sc. C.Eng. F.I.E.I., M.I.C.E, Construction Manager, RPS

  • Who is the Assigned Certifier? What is their role?
  • How has the role evolved since the legislation came into effect?
  • What are the most common issues that arise for the assigned certifier?
  • As the role has evolved what changes need to be made to ensure the role is performed to a high standard.

Ancillary Certification under BC(A)R 2014

Speaker: Michael Moriarty, T.J. O’Connor & Associates, BE, MEngSc, FIEI, FCons.EI

  • Statutory Certificates and their relationship to Ancillary Certificates
  • Designers’ Role, Inspection plans, code of practice
  • Ancillary Certificates- Practice Note 1
  • Application of Ancillary Certs- Practice Note 2

Practical issues and cost?

Speaker: Orla FitzGerald,  MRIAI FCIarb, Fitz.Gerald & Associates Architects

  • What will happen at certification stages where one professional is fixed with responsibility for certifying the project, and the relationship with other design professionals comes into play?
  • Practicalities for the Assigned Certifier and the awarding of Certificates at completion
  • Other contractual relationships extant
  • It is inevitable these new regulations will increase project completion costs, but by how much? The relative impact depending on the scale of a project

Quality in Construction

Speaker: Aidan O’Connor, Housing Agency and General Manager of the Pyrite Resolution Board

  • Starting with Quality in Design
  • Quality in Specification
  • Responsibility
  • Building a Quality Culture

This conference will be of interest to all building and design professionals including, current assigned and design certifiers, as well as contractors, surveyors, architects, engineers, specialist contractors, local authority executives and technical managers, material manufacturers, suppliers to the building sector, procurement executives, tendering managers, government department officers with direct or indirect contact with the building and design sectors, industry associations, representative bodies, educators and regulators.

There will be 5 structured CPD points awarded to all attendees at this conference from the CPD certification service.

Kevin Sheridan

Kevin Sheridan

Secretary General Association of European Building Surveyors and Construction Experts AEEBC

Kevin Sheridan EurBE, MSc, CEnv, MICE, FSCSI, FRICS, FIBCI, FCIOB, FCABE, is Secretary General and Past President of the Association of European Building and Construction Experts.

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He is Chairman of the NSAI Construction Standards Consultative Committee overseeing the Construction Sector Standards Program 2018 – 2022.

He is a Chartered Surveyor, Chartered Building Engineer & Environmentalist and 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 SI 105 BCAR Board for alternative compliance proposals for Health & Schools Projects.

He Immediate Past Chairman of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Republic of Ireland region and Past President of the Irish Building Control Institute (IBCI). He project-managed the development and delivery of the QQI National Building Control/Regulations competency certificated training programme.

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.

Orla Fitz.Gerald

Orla Fitz.Gerald

MRIAI FCIarb, Fitz.Gerald & Associates Architects

An architect in practice for over 25 years, working on a diverse range of projects including bespoke office and commercial developments, conservation, commercial fit out and multi unit residential projects.

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Previously a member of RIAI Council (2006-2013) and Chair of RIAI International Affairs committee. Orla has served as a member of the RIAI Competencies Work group, RIAI Exam Board and Technical Assessment Board as established under Building Control Act 2007. A member of the stakeholder working group liaising with the Department of the Environment Community and Local Government in relation to the Code of Practice for Inspecting and Certifying Buildings and Works under the Building Control Amendment Regulations 2014, and nominee to the Building Control Management System oversight group. Orla is also an arbitrator and conciliator, and currently pursuing an MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution in Kings College London.

Michael Moriarty

Michael Moriarty

Director, T.J. O’Connor & Associates

Michael Moriarty is a Director of T.J.O’Connor & Associates, Consulting Engineers, and a past President of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland, ACEI.

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He has represented ACEI on the Construction Industry Council’s Technical Group dealing with all of the above issues for the past 5 years.

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