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Building Control Bill 2005

The Building Control Bill 2005, an Act to amend and extend the Building Control Act 1990 to regulate the use of the Titles "Architect", "Quantity Surveyor" and "Building Surveyor" has finally been passed by both Houses of the Oireachtas and signed into Law by the Minister for the Environment.

The RIAI will be the Registration Body for Architects and the SCS will be the Registration Body for Quantity Surveyors and Building Surveyors. Each Registration Body will consist of an Admissions Board and Technical Assessment Board. Each Board will consist of a Chairperson and 7 ordinary members, 3 of whom will be appointed by the respective Registration Body and 4 lay (non technical) members who will be appointed by the Minister. The Chairperson shall be a solicitor, barrister or former judge of the Circuit Court, High Court or Supreme Court and shall be appointed by the Minister for the Environment.

The Building Control Bill 2005 can be viewed in full at http://www.oireachtas.ie/documents/bills28/bills/2005/4105/b41c05d.pdf

Date : 30-05-2007