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Regulations on a residential building site

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Regulations on a residential building site

Post Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:53 pm

We have a waring architect and builder. THe architect is also the project manager. The build only just started and the architect has informed the builder he must stop and then in turn informed the Camera to stop the build. Thus far the Camera has not attended the site. The build was to stop on 14.10.08. The architect states that the builder is not conforming to regulations - builder not wearing protective clothing, ie hard hats/foot wear. he also states there is no site office and no portaloo. My husband and I checked the site out and found the workers all wearing hard hats and no one looked ill clad with foot wear. There is no room for a portaloo currently. There is a double storey metal container for storing equipment on site. The architect states there is a lot of pressure on the tecnico de Obra which is what he deals with. He states we would be liable as the dono de obra and a claim could be made. Has anyone got any comments on this as I cannot see why anyone but the builder and his insurance should not deal with any injury/claim. Thanks.

 

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Re: Regulations on a residential building site

Post Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:22 pm

Hummm...... looks like the builder and the architect got in a bad relationship and you are the one that is being caught in the middle of it. I would try to investigate to know what exactely put them in a fight, and work from there....may just be a raw over a petty thing, may be something more serious. Do you have the builder´s version of the events?

 

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:00 am

it seems that the architect is picking on the builder for some reason, he might be right but you have said that everything seems ok


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:53 pm

there is a new requirement for you to employ a 'health and safety' technician to advise what safety equipment is needed on your site! I told my architect I was not going to do it as I thought it was just another 'jobs for the boys' regulation. Your architect seems to be interpretig the letter of the law for some reason. You are the boss HE does what YOU tell him to!
I have just completed my build and my architect is STILL waiting for the building licence from the Camar although we did get a verbal from the Fiscal dept it was OK to build, time will tell if I hit any snags!

 

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Re: Regulations on a residential building site

Post Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:58 am

- sunseasand

there is a new requirement for you to employ a 'health and safety' technician to advise what safety equipment is needed on your site! I told my architect I was not going to do it as I thought it was just another 'jobs for the boys' regulation. Your architect seems to be interpretig the letter of the law for some reason. You are the boss HE does what YOU tell him to!
I have just completed my build and my architect is STILL waiting for the building licence from the Camar although we did get a verbal from the Fiscal dept it was OK to build, time will tell if I hit any snags!



Usually the technician who is responsible for the Health and safety regulation is the same who is responsible for the construction (direcção tecnica da obra).

Keep in mind that the licence to use is requested after you finish the construction completely and its the responsible for the construction that has to sign the "livro de obra" saying that everything is finished and according to the aproved project.

 

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