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Building Control Act 2007

Registration of quantity surveyors.

29.— (1) The registration body shall establish a register for quantity surveyors (the “register”).

(2) Each of the following is eligible for registration in the register:

(a) a graduate of—

(i) the Dublin Institute of Technology,

(ii) the Limerick Institute of Technology, or

(iii) such other educational body as may be prescribed,

who has received from it—

(I) in any year prior to 2005, a diploma called the Construction Economic Diploma or a degree of Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying,

(II) in 2005 or any subsequent year, an Honours degree of Bachelor of Science in Construction Economics and Management or an Honours degree of Bachelor of Science in Construction Economics (Quantity Surveying), or

(III) such other degree, diploma or qualification as may be prescribed,

and who, in each case, has at least 2 years appropriate experience of performing duties commensurate with those of a quantity surveyor;

(b) a fellow or associate of the Society of Chartered Surveyors, Quantity Surveying Division;

(c) a fellow or member of the Chartered Institute of Building, who has at least 3 years practical experience of performing duties commensurate with those of a quantity surveyor;

(d) a former fellow or member of the Architecture and Surveying Institute, Quantity Surveying Section (now merged with the Chartered Institute of Building), who has at least 5 years practical experience of performing duties commensurate with those of a quantity surveyor;

(e) a fellow or member of the Association of Building Engineers, Quantity Surveying Section, who has at least 5 years practical experience of performing duties commensurate with those of a quantity surveyor;

(f) a fellow or member of the Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors who has at least 5 years practical experience of performing duties commensurate with those of a quantity surveyor;

(g) a person who on or after 1 January 2001 and prior to 2005 attained a degree of Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying or in 2005 or any subsequent year an Honours degree of Bachelor of Science in Construction Economics (Quantity Surveying) and is enrolled as a fellow or member of the Chartered Institute of Building, the Architecture and Surveying Institute, the Association of Building Engineers or the Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors and who, in each case, has at least 3 years practical experience of performing duties commensurate with those of a quantity surveyor;

(h) a person eligible for such registration by virtue of section 30 (which relates to holders of qualifications from other states);

(i) a national or resident of a state who, by virtue of the following agreement, is entitled to have his or her qualifications in the field of quantity surveying recognised in the State, namely, an agreement that—

(i) is entered into between the European Union and the World Trade Organisation, and

(ii) provides for the recognition by the states to which the agreement relates of qualifications of a class specified in the agreement;

(j) a national of a Member State who has been awarded in a Member State a qualification that the State, pursuant to a relevant measure, is obliged to recognise as corresponding to a qualification referred to in paragraph (a);

(k) a person (not being a person who is eligible for registration pursuant to section 30 ) who—

(i) has been awarded in a state, other than a Member State or a state which is a member of the World Trade Organisation, a degree, diploma or other qualification in quantity surveying, and

(ii) can demonstrate that he or she has sufficient post-graduate experience of performing duties commensurate with those of a quantity surveyor;

(l) a person who has been assessed as eligible for registration by the Technical Assessment Board in accordance with the practical experience assessment procedures.

(3) Membership of the registration body is not a prerequisite for registration in the register or continuance of registration and the same fee shall be charged for registration in the register whether or not the particular person is a member of the registration body.

(4) No prescribing in respect of an educational body or in respect of any degree, diploma or other qualification that is awarded or conferred by it shall be done for the purposes of subsection (2)(a) unless the Minister is satisfied that the course provided by the body leading to the award or conferral of the degree, diploma or other qualification provides the requisite instruction in the various elements of the discipline of quantity surveying.

(5) For the purposes of the Minister satisfying himself or herself of the foregoing matter, the Minister shall consult with the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland or the Higher Education and Training Awards Council as appropriate.