I cannot help feel that this Part L has been let run away with itself with no real assessment of its implications.
Far too much of the billing and cooing on Construct Ireland seems to be without critical comment - nothing is THAT good.
REVISED PART L - Important Message from the RIAI Practice Director
Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011
RIAI Practice Director, Joe Miller has issued an important message to RIAI Members on the forthcoming revised Part L of the Building Regulations.
“I cannot stress enough how important it is to understand the forthcoming changes in Part L 2011 of the Building Regulations to the way we design domestic dwellings. As you will see below, Part L 2011 will come into force in about 3 weeks, on the 1st December 2011; the transitional period ends on the 30th November 2011. Unless a planning application is made by that date, compliance will be required with Part L 2011 for planning applications on and after 1st December 2011.
Compliance with Part L requirement is quite onerous, both in terms of design and construction. The Part L Road Show programme will analyse the changes that are relevant in the new Part L 2011 and comparisons will be drawn between them and the current Part L requirements. The case studies, which form the latter part of the Road Show, will demonstrate how compliance can be achieved at the design stage, in some cases with the greatest difficulty, for the semi-detached house; an apartment building; an extension to an existing dwelling and an historic building with an exempted development to the rear. We announce the RIAI Road Show below and urge as many of the RIAI members, as possible, to attend.”
Download Technical Guidance Document Part L - Conservation of Fuel & Energy - Dwellings (2011)http://www.environ.ie/en/Publications/DevelopmentandHousing/BuildingStandards/FileDownLoad,27316,en.pdf
The RIAI has arranged an RIAI Skillnet CPD Road Show on the New Part L with dates, costs and location below:
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Dublin on Thursday 24 November 2011 - (9.15am-1.30pm)
Galway on Tuesday 29 November 2011 - (1pm-5.15pm)
Cork on Thursday 1 December 2011 - (1pm-5.15pm)
Tutors: Members of the RIAI Sustainability Taskforce
Cost: RIAI practices €95 (price includes RIAI Skillnet funding as applicable)
RIAI member* €105 (price includes RIAI Skillnet funding as applicable)
Non-RIAI member €160
For further information contact:Teresa Harte, RIAI, 8 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Tel (01) 676 1703 Fax (01) 661 0948 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org