A Guide to the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014 for Chartered Project Management Surveyors

A Guide to the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014 for Chartered Project Management Surveyors

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Foreword
Project Management is the management of people, time, quality and costs by an individual or a team to achieve the efficient commencement, progress and conclusion of a project. All of these elements apply to
construction projects.

Chartered Project Management Surveyors (CPMS) in the construction industry are responsible for planning and managing building projects. Their responsibilities often include the management of design, procurement,
planning, budget, contractors, clients, the lifecycle of the project, document management and other areas; to ensure that the construction project achieves the Client’s objectives.

Project Management in the construction industry also has to comply with sustainability, insurance, health & safety, and legal requirements.

This Information Paper (IP) aims to assist Chartered Project Management Surveyors with the new issues pertaining to managing construction projects under the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014
(BCAR). This IP explains BCAR from a project management perspective. It also sets out some useful tips and advice that may be of relevance when managing construction projects under the Building Control (Amendment)
Regulations 2014 (BCAR).

It is not a treatise on the entire BCAR process but rather covers aspects that the CPMS should be aware of. This IP is intended to inform generally in the area of single occupancy works and fit-outs and is not intended
to be an IP on the complexities that might arise in multiple occupancy projects. The process of delivering project management services often begins with a client’s brief and generally
concludes as a completed project ready for handover and commissioning. The brief of the CPMS normally includes working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to work in a way that
is timely and aligned with the requirements of the contract and of the construction process. Under BCAR, the CPMS needs to be aware of the new system in place and to be cognisant of the potential
implications, risks and delays that may arise. Anticipation, planning and then early intervention are keys to the delivery of a compliant project on time, quality and on budget.

Acknowledgements

Martin O’Malley, MSCSI MRICS, O‘Malley Associates, Dublin 4.
Quantity Surveying Professional Group, Project Management Surveying Professional Group
Brendan McGing, MSCSI MRICS, Brendan McGing & Associates Ltd, Dublin 2.
Building Surveying Professional Group, Project Management Surveying Professional Group
Kevin Sheridan, FSCSI FRICS, Chartered Surveyor, Building Surveying Professional
Group, Project Management Surveying Professional Group
Editorial – Edward McAuley, Standards and Regional Manager, SCSI
Gregory Flynn, BSc PGDip Proj Man MSCSI MRICS
Chairman SCSI Project Management Professional Group

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