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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.

Posted: Mar 27, 2020 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
Webinar: Multi-Unit Developments, Apartment Living, and COVID-19

With the collaboration of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, and the Law Society of Ireland, The Housing Agency will host a free webinar for stakeholders in the multi-unit developments and apartment sector.

Panellists Aisling Keenan, management agent and author of Owners’ Management Companies Law and Best Practice, and Suzanne Bainton, solicitor with Liston & Company, will address challenges facing MUDs and owners’ management companies in the context of the COVID-19 emergency. 

The session will be of benefit to stakeholders in the sector - management agents, OMC directors, legal advisors, etc.

The one hour webinar will take place at 5.30pm on Tuesday 31 March.

To attend please register via this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ObDrLehORk29p1YgE9mfiQ

Webinar Programme

  • Introduction & background
  • Panellists' views on key issues for the sector during COVID-19, including:
    Communications with owners and residents
    OMC finances
    Company law
    Directors' duties
    AGM contingencies
  • Panel discussion
  • Anonymous online Q&A

It is intended that the session will be recorded for future use.

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

Posted: Mar 19, 2020 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
Regulation Office: AHBs and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Regulation Office has issued an important communication to AHBs relating to the Regulatory Process and Notifiable events during the current coronavirus pandemic.

Important Communication: AHBs and Coronavirus (PDF)

Queries should be directed to regulation@housingagency.ie.

Posted: Mar 13, 2020 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
Covid-19 update

In light of national emergency measures in place in relation to the coronavirus Covid-19, The Housing Agency would like to inform our customers that our work will continue.

Contingency plans are now in place across the Agency. This includes staff working from home, leaving The Housing Agency in a position to provide our services.

As a precautionary step, The Housing Agency has postponed all public talks, seminars and training events which were due to take place on or before Friday, 17 April. These events will be delivered online where possible or rescheduled in due course.

In relation to the OMC Director Outreach Events scheduled for Sligo on 25 March, and Dublin city centre on 1 April, we are examining options to hold these events online.  Further information will follow.

The Housing Agency will continue to use our website and Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to provide updates on our work and events as and when required. Office reception opening hours remain as normal.

Meanwhile, we actively encourage our staff, colleagues and wider public to please follow all public health advice at this time. For official updates and information please visit hse.ie/covid19.