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Posted: Sep 16, 2020 Categories: News, Events

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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RIAI Graduate Training Scheme - Placement with The Housing Agency
Posted: Aug 28, 2020 Categories: News, Events

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:

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Building Control - 30 Years On
Posted: Aug 26, 2020 Categories: News, Events

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.

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

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. 

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Housing Education Bursary Scheme
Posted: Jul 27, 2020 Categories: News

The Housing Agency is delighted to launch its Housing Education Bursary Scheme for the 2020/2021 academic year.

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Minister Darragh O’Brien launches Call for Housing 2020
Posted: Jul 21, 2020 Categories: News

Press Release from Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage - Darragh O'Brien

As Ireland continues to face the COVID-19 challenge, additional measures must be taken in order to provide safe and secure homes for all our communities. Minister O’Brien has today launched a “Call for Housing 2020” – a new national call for property owners and developers with vacant properties to make them available for use as social housing.

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Updates in the Apartment and Multi-Unit Development Sector
Posted: Jul 06, 2020 Categories: News

In recent months The Housing Agency has been busy providing guidance and support for stakeholders in the apartment and multi-unit development sector in Ireland. 

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Watch: 'Building Resilient & Sustainable Communities in Ireland' Webinar Series
Posted: Jun 26, 2020 Categories: News

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.

Throughout June The Housing Agency hosted a series of expert-led webinars that considered some of the key elements of future resilient and sustainable communities.

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