A Statutory Register for Architectural Technologists in Ireland
Minister Hogan, on the 26th Feb 2008 in the Dail, you asked the then Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government his proposals to give formal statutory or legal recognition to the qualifications of Architectural Technologists and to bring to his attention the important role that these professions play in the planning, development and construction of buildings.
In signing the BC(A)A 2014 into legislation you have effectively ostracised Irish Architectural Technologists. You have nullified their academic qualifications and belittled the experience of those who you described as being professional and important. Architectural Technologists want to remain Architectural Technologists and not be forced to become Architects, Engineers or Building Surveyors to be legitimately recognised for the valuable contribution they make to the Irish design and construction industry and so we call on you to;
“Instruct the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, the civil servants whose responsibility this will be, to setup a register along the lines of the CIF register of builders so that when the legislation is opened to admit the builders on a statutory register it will also admit the architectural technologists on a statutory register?”