Firhouse Temporary Schools Accommodation

  • Client: Department of Education and Skills
  • Architect: O’Mahony Pike Architects
  • Value(€ million): €1.0M
  • Completion date: 2015
  • PUNCH services: Assigned Certifier

PUNCH Consulting Engineers were appointed as Assigned Certifiers for this project comprising the construction of two new additional classroom temporary accommodation units with ancillary rooms, including associated drainage and site development works on a greenfield site in Firhouse, Dublin 24 for the Department of Education & Skills.

In accordance with instructions received from Building Control, PUNCH as the Assigned Certifiers organised for 2 No. separate 7 Day Notices per building to be submitted to the online Building Control Management System (BCMS) which ensured the works commenced at the earliest availability in accordance with statutory requirements and in line with the extremely tight project timelines.

PUNCH also correlated and submitted the relevant 7 Day Notice fees; Statutory & Ancillary documentation; associated drawings and documentation; and Signed Statutory Declarations to the Local Authority / online Building Control Management System (BCMS).

PUNCH attended all design team meetings and undertook 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 Plans as required and ensured all non-compliance issues were completed and closed out accordingly.

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

The BC(A)R pre-notification and completion process was co-ordinated and completed on time and subsequently validated and registered by Building Control at the end of August 2015 in advance of public occupation for the new school year.

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