Start Time
9:00 AM
End Time
4:30 PM
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About this Conference

This conference will cover key topics in Building Control and Technical Guidance Documents, focusing on legislative updates in building and control regulations, construction product standards, and the role of the new Building Standards Regulator. We'll explore amendments in the Building Regulations (Part B Amendment) Regulations 2023 and dive into modern construction methods, including Insulated Concrete Formwork and solar PV systems, from a fire safety perspective.

The agenda includes sessions on Building Control Inspections, highlighting enforcement, best practices, and common issues. We'll also discuss the application and challenges of Parts K, M, L, F, E, and C of the Building Regulations, covering everything from design and compliance to sound insulation and ventilation, as well as addressing climate action through building standards.

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Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks


Legislative Developments in Building Control

Speaker: Mairead Phelan, Head, National Building Control Office

  • Building Regulations
  • Building Control Regulations
  • Construction Products Regulation
  • Market Surveillance Regulation
  • Regulation of Providers of Building Works
  • Defects in Apartments

Building Regulations (Part B Amendment) Regulations 2023

Speaker: Eanna O Tuama, Associate & Dublin Branch Manager, Affinity Fire Engineering​

  • Amendment of article 5 of Principal Regulations
  • Amendment of article 13 of Principal Regulations
  • Substitution of entries B1 to B5 of Second Schedule to Principal Regulations
  • Insertion of entry B12 into Second Schedule to Principal Regulations

Building Control Inspections

Speaker: John O Connor, Chair, Housing Commission

  • The role of building control authorities and inspectors in enforcing BCAR and ensuring compliance
  • Best practices for inspections
  • Common issues encountered, and strategies for effective collaboration between industry professionals and regulators

Parts M & K

Speaker: Nicola Meadows, Associate Director, Michael Slattery Associates

  • TGD(M)2022
  • Transitional Arrangements
  • Changing places facilities
  • Overlaps between TGD(M)2022 and the new TGD(B)2024 and how this will transform building design
  • “Bringing Back Homes – 2nd Edition” – how this helps with DAC Applications
  • Overlaps between Part K and Part M
  • Supplementary guidance to TGD K
  • Detail Design and where things go wrong during construction

Part E: Sound

Speaker: Damian Kelly, Technical Director (Acoustics), AWN

  • Application of Part E
  • Mandatory SoundInsulation Performance Requirements
  • Standard Constructions
  • Sound InsulationTesting
  • Reverberation Control

Modern Methods of Construction from A Fire Perspective

  • What is Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICF)
  • ICF within Ireland
  • What is EPS – Block Material
  • Fire Characteristics
  • Irish Fire Safety Regulations – Part B
  • Agrement Certificate - ICF
  • Details to be considered.
  • Solar PV Array Systems & Battery Storage

Part C - Contaminated Land – Radon, CO2, CH4 and VOCs

  • Types and sources of ground gas
  • Irish and UK regulations and guidance summary
  • Protection measures
    • Slab types, passive ventilation, and gas membranes
    • Pro’s and con’s and considerations of these measures
  • Installation quality
  • Detailed design
  • Independent verification strategy
    • Integrity testing options

Part L

Implementation of climate action through building standards & regulations

Part L (Domestic)

  • Minimum Design Parameters (Fabric, Ventilation, Space and Water Heating, Renewables, Thermal Bridging, etc.)
  • Path to achieving Compliance
  • Major Renovations
  • Examples
  • Transitional Arrangements

Part L 2017 (Non-Domestic): Conservation of Fuel and Energy – Buildings other than Dwellings Presentation

  • NZEB
  • Application
  • Key Components of Performance Requirements
  • Achieving Compliance
  • Major Renovation
  • NEAP Overview

Part F

Speaker: Simon Jones, AMIEnvSc, AMIAQM, WELL AP, Fitwel, Air Quality Matters

  • Part F: A glimpse of what is to come, discussion on proposed new Part F
  • Part F: Ventilation and airtight buildings
  • Part F: Ventilation Design for commercial buildings

Who Should Attend?

Building Control Authorities, Local Authorities, Architects, Engineers, Contractors, builders, project managers, Consultants, Building Inspectors and Certifiers, Regulatory and Compliance Professionals, Legal Professionals, Universities, Industry Associations and Representative bodies to name just a few


John O Connor
Chair Housing Commission
Mairéad Phelan
Head of National Building Control Office
Orla Fitzgerald
Architect practicing within Dispute Resolution, Fitzgerald Associates
Martin Searson
Founder and CEO, Quality Positive Limited
Eanna O Tuama
Associate & Dublin Branch Manager, Affinity Fire Engineering




Normal Rate @ €575 + VAT

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of places fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment.

CMG Events Conference Discount

• 10% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.