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There is less than a month until the UK leaves the EU on 29th March 2019.

As part of the Getting Ireland Brexit Ready campaign, the NSAI and the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government will hold two Brexit information seminars for the construction industry in Dublin and Cork.

The briefings are aimed at contractors, organisations involved in the construction supply chain, national bodies and local bodies involved in market surveillance and authorised verifiers. 

The seminars will inform attendees on the impact of Brexit on the sector and what they can do to mitigate these risks. A panel of experts from NSAI, the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, Irish Notified Bodies and representatives from the industry and trade bodies will focus on key areas of concern.

These include:

  • Construction Products Regulations and Building Standards
  • Brexit implications for importers of Construction products and steps to CE marking in Construction  
  • The future of Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Personal Protective Equipment 
  • Fire safety
  • Electrical Systems
  • BCAR- Brexit implications
  • Overview of Brexit impacts on Standards and Certification
  • Brexit supports


Minster of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection Pat Breen T.D. said, “These seminars will assist contractors, building supply merchants and other construction industry stakeholders to prepare for the impact of Brexit. Some businesses may not think that they will be exposed post Brexit, but if they trade with the UK, including Northern Ireland, or their supply chain is partly dependent on the UK, they will be. They may have to take on additional responsibilities as an importer if their business sources products from the UK”.

NSAI Chief Executive Geraldine Larkin says, “The NSAI is there to support businesses in identifying the possible Brexit implications for standards and certification, and to assist them to take the necessary steps to be ready for 29 March. These events are part of the Government’s campaign to ensure Ireland is prepared for Brexit” 

The briefings will take place on Tuesday 12th of March at the Crowne Plaza Blanchardstown in Dublin and Wednesday the 13th of March at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cork. 

While these briefings are free to attend, you must register in advance here.