Summer 2012 Archive

Society launches house rebuilding app

The latest house rebuild guide, published by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, shows that national average rebuild costs have increased marginally for 2012. Andrew Nugent, Chairman of the Society’s Quantity Surveying Professional Group, said the increase was due to changes in Part L of the building regulations, such as improved insulation

Licensed to act

The SURVEYORS JOURNAL looks at some of the key issues for property professionals in the new Property Services (Regulation) Act. The Property Services (Regulation) Act, 2011, will bring into effect significant changes in licensing and practice for auctioneers, estate agents, property managers and other property professionals. The Act formally establishes the Property

New standard bearer – Interview with Roland O’Connell

Standards and engagement are likely to be at the heart of the O’Connell presidency of the Society. PAUL O’GRADY interviewed Roland O’Connell for the Surveyors Journal. Roland O’Connell entered the property industry at the start of a very deep recession. It was 1981 and he had just completed his foundation certificate

Did we learn any lessons?

Editor Tom Dunne re-iterates industry calls for an end to a shameful arrangement of self regulation. If we are to learn anything from the current economic crisis it should be that there is a need for proper state regulation of industries where individuals and the public generally will suffer when things are

Believing in better times ahead

New Society President ROLAND O’CONNELL sets out his priorities for the coming year. It is a pleasure to submit my first column as President, and I look forward to using this space in the Journal over the next year to set out my thoughts on our profession and the work