Engineers Ireland welcomes Report on Building Standards, Building Controls & Consumer Protection

Engineers Ireland welcomes Report on Building Standards, Building Controls & Consumer Protection

24 January 2018 at 12:21
Engineers Ireland welcomes Report on Building Standards, Building Controls & Consumer Protection
 
Engineers Ireland has welcomed ‘Safe as Houses? A Report on Building Standards, Building Controls & Consumer Protection’, launched today by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Housing, Planning & Local Government. 
 
The report calls for further improvement in building standards in new builds, as well as increased protections for homeowners and tenants who experience defects in their homes. 
 
The recommendations build on the progress made in the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014 and the Construction Industry Register Ireland (CIRI) Bill to strengthen compliance with building regulations and increase confidence in the construction sector.
 
Engineers Ireland Director General, Caroline Spillane, said she looks forward to studying the report and its recommendations in more detail and that, “Engineers Ireland will continue to engage with the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government and his officials, on the design and implementation of legislation and regulations on building standards, building controls and consumer protection.”
 
ENDS