Winning work in the Republic of Ireland

Over the last year the volume of construction output in the Republic of Ireland has increased by over 16%. Work opportunities for architects are growing and it is an opportune time for architects based in Northern Ireland to seek to win work in the Republic of Ireland.

To assist members who are interested in working in the Republic of Ireland, RSUA has organised a bespoke trip to the Architecture Expo in Dublin on Friday 25th November 2016 which will include talks on registration, building control and public procurement.

The key speakers are:

Joe Miller, Practice Director at RIAI

Joe will explain the Republic’s building control regulation with particular focus on the role of the Assigned Certifier, ancillary certificates in the design process and the inspection notification framework and preliminary inspection plan including risk analysis

David O’Brien, Construction Adviser at the Office of Government Procurement

David will address the procurement procedures and template documents that are used for the procurement of construction consultancy services and works contractors.  He will provide a brief overview of the Standard Conditions of Engagement which are the terms that govern the relationship between the consultant and the public body as well as a short overview of the Public Works Contracts which are used on all publicly-funded construction projects in the Republic.

The trip will also provide members with the opportunity to explore the Expo and find out about the latest products and technologies from an impressive line-up of the industry’s leading suppliers.

Trip Details

Departure: 8am coach from Belfast

Return: 4pm coach from Dublin

Date: Friday 25th November 2016

Location:Architecture Expo, RDS, Dublin 4

Lunch: Provided at the Inspire Restaurant

Cost: Free

Attendance: Strictly by booking only

Members are welcome to make their own travel arrangements in which case they should aim to arrive at the RDS by 10am.

To reserve a place on this trip please register online or contact Jeanette Hedley, or 028 9032 3760 no later than 11th November 2016. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Early booking is advised.