Working in the Republic of Ireland

The economy of the Republic of Ireland continues to perform very strongly and increasingly architects in Northern Ireland are looking south to bolster their local workload. The attraction is not just the opportunity for new work but also the profitability of the work.

However, seeking to win and then undertake work in a different jurisdiction inevitably brings some practical challenges. To help RSUA members to navigate these challenges we have organised an in-person workshop in partnership with Queen’s University Belfast.

This event is targeted at architects and future-architects interested in working in the Republic of Ireland and those already doing so, who wish to consolidate their knowledge.

Workshop content

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Registering to work in the Republic of Ireland
  • Appointment and RIAI/Public Sector Programme of Work
  • Health and Safety
  • Planning
  • Building Control
  • Assigned Certifier
  • Building Contracts
  • Capital Works Management Framework

Speaker info – Stephen Best

Stephen Best is a seasoned architect and educator who brings a wealth of experience to this workshop. Following a 15-year career at Foster + Partners, including a partnership role and managing their Dublin office, he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer at the Technological University Dublin in 2009 where he leads professional development.  Since 2020, Stephen has been a lead instructor for two RIAI professional training programmes for the Office of Government Procurement covering capital works and procurement.

Key Details

Course duration:     

6 hours


2pm to 8pm on Thursday 13 June 2024
Break for tea & coffee from 3.30pm to 3.45pm
Break for food from 5.15pm to 6pm                      


School of Natural & Built Environment,
Queen’s University Belfast
David Keir Building, Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5AG 

How to book:   

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