Haddington Court, Haddington Road, Dublin 4

  • Client: Alanis Capital
  • Architect: Burke Kennedy Doyle Architects
  • Value(€ million): €6m
  • Completion date: 2017
  • PUNCH services: Assigned Certifier; Civil/Structural Engineer; PSDP

PUNCH Consulting Engineers were appointed as Assigned Certifiers, Civil & Structural Engineers and Project Supervisor Design Process (PSDP) comprising the extensive refurbishment and modernisation of an existing 5-storey office block to include the latest electrical and air conditioning systems, together with a change of use of the Lower Ground Floor Plan and associated drainage and site development works.

PUNCH as the Assigned Certifiers organised for a Standard Commencement Notice to be submitted to the online Building Control Management System (BCMS) in accordance with statutory requirements. PUNCH also correlated and submitted the relevant Commencement Notice fee; Statutory & Ancillary documentation; and associated drawings and documentation; to the Local Authority / online Building Control Management System (BCMS).

PUNCH carried out numerous periodic site inspections at appropriate times in accordance with the Inspection Plan during the course of the works to ensure that the works including any changes were carried out in accordance with the design team drawings and specifications and Technical Guidance Documents of the Building Regulations (Part A-M).

In addition, PUNCH co-ordinated, implemented and updated the Inspection Plan accordingly following completion of the inspections carried out by the relevant Design Team members and closed-out all non-compliance issues.

PUNCH also obtained the relevant Declaration of Performance Certificates / CE markings from the contractor for the appropriate materials used as part of the works.

At project completion stage, PUNCH subsequently correlated and submitted the Certificate of Compliance on Completion for the entire works; all relevant Design Team, Specialist and Sub-Contractor Ancillary Certificates; and supporting drawings and documentation to the online Building Control Management Systems (BCMS).

In accordance with Building Control (Amendment) Regulation 2014 requirements, validation of the project was successfully obtained from the Local Authority Building Control and placed on the Local Authority’s register in advance of opening the building in full to the public.

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