CIF hosting Offaly briefing on new building regulations

Damian Moran

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Damian Moran

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Offaly construction companies and sole traders have been invited to attend a free briefing on the new building regulations and the construction register.

Offaly construction companies and sole traders have been invited to attend a free briefing on the new building regulations and the construction register.

The briefing is being organised by the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and will take place in the Tullamore Court Hotel at 5pm on Monday, March 10. Members and non members of the CIF are invited to attend.

The new building regulations took effect from March 1 and this has generated a lot of discussion and interest throughout the construction industry. There has also been a lot of confusion about how these regulations will impact on local construction companies and sole traders in Offaly and in the rest of the country. The CIF briefing aims to provide clear details on the building regulations and how they will impact the sector locally.

Information will also be provided on the new register for the construction industry. Construction Industry Register Ireland (CIRI) is being set up to help distinguish competent, experienced construction companies from those who have given the industry a bad name.

Under the new building regulations anyone listed on CIRI will be deemed a competent builder and this has generated a lot of interest amongst those involved in the construction industry. The CIF briefing will provide construction companies, sole traders and builders with details on how CIRI works, why it has been set up and how they join the register.

Speaking about the briefings, CIF Director General Tom Parlon said, “This briefing is aimed at providing useful information to construction companies and sole traders in Offaly. Undoubtedly the new building regulations and the CIRI register will have implications for everyone involved in the construction industry in Offaly and all around the country, so we want to help ensure those in the industry are kept informed.

“There seems to be a lot of confusion about the CIRI construction register and the new building regulations, so we hope this briefing will help clear up some of those misconceptions. We’ll outlining clear, easy to follow information about the regulations and CIRI, how they will operate and what changes they will mean for construction companies and sole traders.

“We would like to invite anyone representing construction companies and sole traders from Offaly to attend this briefing. CIF members and non members are welcome to attend. That goes for builders, plasterers, sub contractors, carpenters, painters, glaziers, plumbers – anyone who is involved in any aspect of construction is welcome to attend. Our only request is that all those who would like to attend book a place in advance. There is no payment for attending the briefing.

“As well as the two big issues of concern we will also be using this briefing to discuss a range of other issues concerning the construction industry. A more informed construction industry is a better industry so we hope this will benefit everyone who attends and there will be a strong attendance in Offaly,” Mr. Parlon concluded.

Attendance at the briefing is free, however all those interested in attending are asked to register in advance by contacting Brid Cody on bcody@cif.i eor by calling 021 4351410.