We are very proud to announce that the Cork Criminal Courthouse by OPW Architects with Wilson Architecture and Bluett O’Donoghue received three awards at the 2019 RIAI Architectural Awards.. This is a fantastic result following tough competition from 41 shortlisted projects.
Winner of the Innovation award
2nd place in the RIAI Public Choice Awards
2nd place Cultural – Public Building award
Congratulations to Michael O’Boyle who lead the Bluett & O Donoghue Team.
A timely 4 Hour RIAI CPD session on fire safety considerations for existing buildings took place on the 13th of June in Dublin.
The well attended event which covered a broad range of important fire safety issues in existing buildings was chaired by Joe Miller RIAI Practice Director . A presentation was made by Peter Bluett in relation to Statutory Fire Safety obligations relevant to existing buildings and the significance of the Safety File and the Safety Register for existing buildings.
Presentations were also made by John Barry of the Department of Housing Planning and Local Government in relation to Fire Safety in Ireland – report of the Fire Safety Task Force- formed following the Grenfell fire; Owen O’Dowd, Dublin Fire brigade in relation to the Fire Officer’s view of issues / problems that arise in relation to remedial works/legacy issues; John McCarthy in relation to BS9999 as an alternative to TGD B for existing buildings; Donal Friel, a Case Study: Providing a due diligence report fire for an institution/client.
Peter Bluett presented a paper “Communicating the Fire Safety Message (Roles and Responsibilities)” at the FM Ireland 2018 Conference in the RDS Dublin on the 7th March 2018. Peter advised on Fire Safety and Management issues for existing premises and the requirement to have an up to date Safety Register in the premises. Also reviewed was the requirement to obtain Fire Safety Certificates and a review of issues which arise in relation to fire safety inspections.
Other speakers at the event included; Brian Bourke, IFE & Forward Fire Engineering, Dr Kevin Bradley, Secretary General, The International Bromine Council, Mr Victor Hrymak, Senior Lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology, Mr Rob Greenfield, BIFM Academy, Mr William Ward, BB7 Executive Fire Engineer, Mr Derek Watters, MD Techno Training.