Statutory Register for Registered Architectural Technologists in ROI update

CIAT submits Regulatory Impact Analysis for Statutory Register

CIAT submits its Regulatory Impact Analysis in Support for the Establishment of a Registration Authority to administer the Statutory Register for Registered Architectural Technologists under The Building Control Act 2007

Following a meeting with the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government[1], it was confirmed that the Minister for Housing and his Departments supported the implementation of a Statutory Register for competent Architectural Technologists in order for such Registered Professionals to act as Assigned and Design Certifiers under the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2015[2].

This direction recognised that Architectural Technologists who are Registered are on a par with their fellow Registrants on the other Statutory Registers.

In order to commence the process to implement a Register a Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) was required.

CIAT has submitted a Regulatory Impact Analysis with supporting documentation in compliance with the Guidelines as issued by the Department of the Taoiseach (June 2009).   

It responds in full to the seven stages detailed within the RIA and provides additional supporting information within the appendices.

The next stage is to receive the formal response from the Department detailing the process leading to the establishment of the Statutory Register within a reasonable timescale; to ensure the direction of the EU Commission in relation to ensuring fair competition between competent and Registered professionals to provide security and choice to the consumer/client.  The Architectural Technologist Register can then be listed within the Building Control Act alongside the Statutory Registers for Architects, Building Surveyors and Engineers.

Following the submission Alex Naraian, President CIAT said 'I am delighted that CIAT has now submitted the Regulatory Impact Analysis in readiness for the establishment of a Statutory Register for Architectural Technologists to act as Assigned and Design Certifiers.  This has taken many years of dedicated and hard work by practising Members and the team at CIAT.'

For the RIA and associated information please click below: 

RIA Final Dec17.pdf Appendices.pdf


 [1]  The Principal Regulations and these Regulations may be cited together as the Building Control Regulations 1997 to 2015 and shall be construed together as one.

[2] Formally the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014 effective 1 March 2014

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