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Protecting the House Buyer

  • Date(s)
    Wednesday, 15 May 2019
  • Time(s)
    9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Member:  €245 
    Non-Member: €295

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details. If you wish to be invoiced for event fee please contact our CPD Training team

  • CPD Credit
    6.5 hours   C1, C2

Seminar Overview

Buying a house is the biggest investment many people will ever make.  They are relying on engineers and allied professionals to protect them.  They need to be sure that the house is suitable, structurally sound and safe, and in a condition that it is easy to maintain and re-sell. 

This seminar, delivered by seasoned professionals, will outline a process that will help pre-purchase advisors to enhance their competence in providing a professional service to their clients.

Seminar Aim

The aim of the session is to create an awareness of what is expected of engineers and other allied professionals when they are advising their clients before purchasing a dwelling.

The presenters will share their knowledge of how best to provide a quality service to house buyers and deliver the service in a way that protects both the house buyer and the advisor.


Protecting the house buyer – The Engineer’s role and how to provide a quality service
John Garrett, John T. Garrett & Associates Consulting Engineers
Protecting householders from radon gas.
Stephanie Long, Office of Radiation Protection & Environmental Monitoring, EPA
The Identification and Management of Domestic Oil Spills
Dr. Gary Canny BSc PhD, Technical Manager and Clare Whitely BA BEng, Project Manager, Verde Environmental Group
Fire and Carbon monoxide safety in the home to present day standards and regulations 
Tom Meehan, Country Manager Ireland, EI Electronics 
Common claims against professionals involved in house purchases and how to avoid them – a legal perspective
Daniel Scanlon, Partner, Kennedys
Timber & Damp – What to Look For
Jerry Galvin, Director, Glen Wood Preservation Ltd. 
Septic Tank Legislation and Regulations – Protecting the House Buyer
Richard Flynn, Flynn & Shaw Chartered Building Engineers.
Are there aliens in your home? Assessing properties for invasive species.
Dr. William Earle, INVAS Biosecurity

Who should attend

The seminar is aimed at all professionals charged with advising new home purchasers or carrying out inspections of dwellings on behalf of home purchasers and/or their advisors.

Make a Booking

15 May 2019

Terms and Conditions

Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.