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Posted: Sep 16, 2020 / By: michaelmchale Categories:

The Housing Agency and the National Building Control Office recently hosted a lunchtime webinar on the Irish building control system as it applies to residential buildings.

John O’Connor, Chief Executive Officer of The Housing Agency, discussed the development of the building control system since the enactment of the Building Control Act 1990.

Richard Butler of the National Building Control Office addressed the practical operation of BC(A)R 2014 from the NBCO's perspective, BCMS, and the future for building control.

The views expressed by the speakers in this video are not necessarily those of The Housing Agency. All information correct as of broadcast date: 15 September 2020.

Posted: Sep 14, 2020 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
Watch: Multi-Unit Developments, Design Standards for New Apartments - 2018 Planning Guidelines, an Update

The Housing Agency and the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland recently hosted a webinar updating stakeholders about the March 2018 Apartment Planning Guidelines for Planning Authorities.

John O’Mahony FRIAI of the RIAI delivered an overview of the Guidelines and considered their operation in design and practice. David Rouse of The Housing Agency addressed the interaction of the Guidelines with the operation and management of apartment developments.

The views expressed by the speakers in this video are not necessarily those of The Housing Agency. All information correct as of broadcast date: 10 September 2020.

Posted: Sep 08, 2020 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
Construction Law, High-density Housing/Multi-Unit Developments, and Recent Changes

The Housing Agency and the Construction Bar Association of Ireland will jointly host a lunchtime webinar about recent developments in law affecting high-density housing and MUDs.

The hour-long session will take place at 12pm on Tuesday 29 September.

Registration is required to participate in this free webinar. To register please visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Xl0n1Dx8T_WXNelMjZcStg. Places are limited to 500 participants, on a first-come first-served basis.

Webinar Programme

  • Introduction & background – Deirdre Ní Fhloinn, BL, and David Rouse, The Housing Agency
  • Presentations:
    • The Statute of Limitations in Property Damage Cases: Recent Developments – Anita Finucane, BL
    • Recent challenges to Strategic Housing Developments – Mema Byrne, BL
    • Regularisation of common area title when the developer is struck off – Patricia Burke, BL
  • Q&A.

Please note that this session will be recorded for future use.

Speaker Bios

Anita Finucane BL

Anita was called to the Bar in 2014.  She practices and lectures in the areas of common law, chancery and non-jury matters and construction law. Anita is a member of the Bar Council 2019/2020 and Chair of the Young Bar Committee.  Anita coordinates the relationship between the Association and the Young Bar.

Mema Byrne BL

Mema Byrne BL is a practicing barrister, member of the Law Library since 2003, and elected member of the Bar Council of Ireland. Mema has a wide civil practice with an emphasis on commercial disputes and property law. Mema is a Chairperson with the Mental Health Commission, an Adjudicator with the Private Residential Tenancies Board and a member of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal.  She specialises in landlord and tenant, housing, land law, conveyancing, probate and local government law. Mema is the author of “Landlord and Tenant- The Commercial Sector” (Round Hall, 2014), and has contributed to the Conveyancing and Property Law Journal and the Local Government Law Review. Mema has previously lectured in land law, landlord and tenant law, and company law.

Patricia Burke, BL

With many years’ experience in the commercial world, both domestically and internationally, Patricia practises in land law, and commercial landlord and tenant. She specialises in resolving commercial disputes – contract and company. Apart from her commercial practice, she also specialises in the area of probate and trusts.

Posted: Aug 28, 2020 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
RIAI Graduate Training Scheme - Placement with The Housing Agency

The RIAI Graduate Training Scheme is seeking applications for a placement with The Housing Agency.

The programme, designed for recent graduates with a recognised qualification in architecture, is an opportunity to obtain practical work experience for three years to prepare for the Professional Practice Examinations.

The selection process will be shortlisting for competitive interview.

The package for successful applicants consists of:

  • Salary €30,000.00 per annum
  • Practical experience to prepare for the DIT/UCD Diploma in Professional Practice
  • 36 Month Placement in The Housing Agency, Dublin

The Housing Agency supports Local Authorities and Approved Housing Bodies in the delivery of housing and regeneration projects. It manages all stages of construction projects, from feasibility stage through to design, tender, building and handover, with a particular focus on procurement and project management.

Further information on this placement, including application form, is available at https://www.riai.ie/careers-in-architecture/gts-current-open-applications.

For further information, contact RIAI +353 1 6761703 / Email graduatetraining@riai.ie

Closing Date for return of application forms is 5pm on Friday 25 September 2020.

Posted: Aug 26, 2020 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
Building Control - 30 Years On

The Housing Agency and the National Building Control Office will jointly host a lunchtime webinar on the Irish building control system as it applies to residential buildings.

John O’Connor, Chief Executive Officer of The Housing Agency, will discuss the development of the building control system since the enactment of the Building Control Act 1990.

Richard Butler of the National Building Control Office will address the practical operation of BC(A)R 2014 from the NBCO's perspective, BCMS, and the future for building control.

The 50-minute session will take place at 12pm on Tuesday 15 September.

Registration is required to participate in this free webinar. To register please visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_THiDVA26S-6ycz9ZQRXyyw.
Places are limited to 500 participants, on a first-come first-served basis.

Webinar Programme

  • Introduction & background
  • Presentations:
    • John O’Connor, Chief Executive Officer, The Housing Agency
    • Richard Butler, National Building Control Office
  • Q&A.

 Please note that the session will be recorded for future use.

Posted: Aug 20, 2020 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
Multi-Unit Developments, Design Standards for New Apartments - 2018 Planning Guidelines, an Update

The Housing Agency and the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland will jointly host a lunchtime webinar updating stakeholders about the March 2018 Apartment Planning Guidelines for Planning Authorities.

John O’Mahony FRIAI of the RIAI will deliver an overview of the Guidelines and consider their operation in design and practice. 

David Rouse of The Housing Agency will address the interaction of the Guidelines with the operation and management of apartment developments.

The hour-long session will take place at 12pm on Thursday 10 September.

Registration is required to participate in this free webinar. To register please visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_f_XzEalhSWqYjsOqgwyu8Q
Places are limited to 1,000 participants, on a first-come first-served basis.

Webinar Programme

  • Introduction & background
  • Presentations on the Guidelines, including:
    • Overview of main aspects
    • Application in design/practice
    • Effects on the operation and management of developments
  • Q&A.

 Please note that the session will be recorded for future use.

Posted: Jun 08, 2020 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
Apartments & Multi-Unit Developments - Sustainable Buildings

The Housing Agency and Engineers Ireland will jointly host a lunchtime webinar about sustainable apartment & multi-unit developments buildings.

Mairéad Phelan, Head of the National Building Control Office, will address apartment building life cycles, and design aspects, in the context of long-term upkeep and maintenance costs.

The 40 minute session will take place at 12pm on Tuesday 16 June 2020.

Registration is required to participate in this free webinar. To register please visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kWoj76WCQWqCzJt5ye8sVA.
Places are limited to 500 participants, on a first-come first-served basis.

Webinar Programme

  • Introduction & background
  • Presentation on key sustainability issues for apartments/multi-unit developments, including:
    • Apartments and building standards
    • Design aspects
    • Life cycle reports under March 2018 apartment planning guidelines
  • Q&A.

Please note that the session will be recorded for future use.

 

Posted: May 25, 2020 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
June Webinar Series: Building Resilient & Sustainable Communities in Ireland

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how important resilient and sustainable communities are to us all.

Decisions we now make in relation to housing, planning and regeneration will play a fundamental role in the future of our communities. Measures that are put in place will need to be ambitious and will require adaptation to a new way of doing things.

This June The Housing Agency will host a series of free expert-led webinars that will consider some of the key elements of future resilient and sustainable communities.

Participation in each webinar is free, but advance registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

To register for each webinar please click one of the links below:

Wednesday 3 June
12-1pm
Collaboratively retrofitting - a discussion on the pre-1919 Glasgow tenement retrofitting demonstration project.
Prof Ken Gibb, UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence
Register 
Wednesday 10 June
12-1pm
Regeneration for all: How intergenerational housing can contribute to town and village renewal.
Roland Karthaus, Matter Architecture
Register 
Wednesday 17 June
12-1pm
Green spaces, urban places: The Importance of green space for neighbourhoods – the Mapping Green Dublin Project.
Prof Gerald Mills, School of Geography, UCD
Register 
Wednesday 24 June
12-1pm
Nature based housing: Solutions for housing developments.
Dr Marcus Collier, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin
Register 

 

Please note that these sessions may be recorded for future use.
View the poster for this webinar series here.

Posted: Apr 14, 2020 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
Webinar: Managing Apartments & Multi-Unit Developments through COVID-19

The Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV) and The Housing Agency will host a free webinar for stakeholders in the apartments and multi-unit developments sector.

Panellists Ella Dunphy, Management Agent at DNG Ella Dunphy, Kilkenny, and Kay McGuire of Galway Property Services will tackle the challenges facing apartments and multi-unit developments during COVID-19. 

The one-hour webinar will take place at 12:30pm on Thursday 30 April 2020.

Registration is required to participate in this free webinar. To register please visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9ZdWItL9R7KOr44cE-mAVQ. Places are limited to 100 participants, on a first-come first-served basis.

Webinar Programme

  • Introduction & background
  • Panellists' views on key issues for the sector during COVID-19, including:
    • Operational challenges
    • Management company finances
    • Management company meetings
    • Communications with residents
  • Panel discussion
  • Online Q&A

Questions can be emailed in advance to MUD@housingagency.ie

Please note that this webinar will be recorded for future use.

COVID-19

Public health advice and guidance related to COVID-19 is available from gov.ie/covid19.

Posted: Apr 09, 2020 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
Webinar: Owners' Management Company Finances & COVID-19

The Housing Agency and the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland will host a webinar addressing the financial challenges for owners’ management companies arising from the COVID-19 emergency. 

Delivered by expert panellists, the session will be of interest to stakeholders in the apartment and multi-unit developments sector, including management agents and directors of Owners' Management Companies (OMCs).

The 40-minute webinar will take place at 12:30pm on Thursday 23 April 2020.

Registration is required to participate in this free webinar. To register please visit  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hUVxS-cqRXKDyDOqL1gKBw. Once registered, a password will be provided which you will need to access the webinar.

Webinar Programme

  • Introduction & background
  • Panellists' views on key finance issues, including:
    • Income and expenditure review;
    • Cash flows/liquidity;
    • Sinking funds;
    • Annual service charge recovery;
    • Communications with OMC members.
  • Panel discussion
  • Anonymous online Q&A

Places are limited to 500 participants, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that this webinar will be recorded for future use.