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Archive for May, 1996

Site Safety (No. 1 Jan-96)

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (construction) Regulations, 1995 were issued in June of last year. These place responsibilities on clients, designers and Building Contractors. Many of the requirements already apply. However for projects commencing after the 1st March 1996 clients must appoint a project supervisor for construction. After the 1st March 1996 clients are obliged to appoint a competent project supervisor for both the design and construction stage. This may or may not be the same person. Read the rest of this entry »

Building Regulations (No. 1 Jan-96)

The last revisions to the Building Regulations were issued in 1994. Some significant revisions to both the Building Regulations and the Building Control Regulations were made since then. Read the rest of this entry »

Dublin Port Access Tunnel (No. 2 Dec-96)

The Environmental Impact Statement for the Dublin Port Tunnel was published in July 1996 and the final date for submissions to the Minister for the Environment was September 30th, 1996. This E.I.S. was prepared for the A6 route. On October 7th, 1996 Dublin City Council decided that all six routes, A1 to A6, (previously considered in a 1993 report) should be placed on public display. This public display, which commenced on November 4th, 1996 and will continue until February 3rd, 1997, forms part of the process of varying the Dublin City Development Plan (1991) in order to include a Dublin Port Tunnel Motorway scheme. Read the rest of this entry »

Safety at Sports Grounds (No. 1 Jan-96)

Codes of practice titled “Safety at Sports Grounds” and “Safety at Outdoor Pop Concerts and other Out Door Musical Events” were published by the Department of Education on the 18th January 1996. These are available from Government Publications and are priced at £10.00 each. Read the rest of this entry »

Integral Bridges (No. 2 Dec-96)

Expansion joints on bridges have provided severe maintenance problems for bridge authorities throughout the world due to penetration of water and de-icing salts through movement joints. This has led to “integral bridges” becoming more widespread as engineers seek ways of avoiding these problems. “Integral Bridges” are bridges which are constructed without any movement joints between spans or between spans and abutments. Read the rest of this entry »

Conciliation Procedures (No. 1 Jan-96)

Lecture given by David Keane in the Museum Building, Trinity College Dublin on 10 December 1996
David Keane is a Barrister-at-Law and a Consultant to Keane Murphy Duff, Architects. He is the President of the RIAI for 1996/1997. He is the author of two books:

  1. The RIAI Contracts
  2. A Working Guide Building and the Law

The lecture gave a clear description of the procedures involved in conciliation. Read the rest of this entry »