In 1956 a Mr. Dermot Judge who was a Clerk of Works employed at Grangegorman Mental Hospital Dublin and other Clerk of Works employed around Dublin, started the initial work to form an Institute of Clerk of Works in Ireland.
On April 25th 1956 a Provision Council meeting was held to formally establish the Institute of Clerk of Works in Ireland.
On the 16th September 1957 the "Institute of Clerk of Works in Ireland" was incorporated as a Limited Company under the Companies Act 1908-1924.
On February 4th 1972 the then Minister Local Government Mr. Robert Molloy signed a document outlining the qualifications required for the position of Clerk of Works or Resident Engineer and it stated that membership of "The Institute of Clerk of Works" was an acceptable qualification for employment as a Clerk of Works.
On January 4th 2001 "The Institute of Clerk of Works and Building Inspectors in Ireland Limited" was registered under Business Names Act 1963.
On March 23rd 2003 "The Institute of Clerk of Works and Building Inspectors in Ireland Limited" was incorporated as a Limited Company under the Companies Act 1963 to 1990.
Membership of The Institute of Clerk of Works in Ireland reached an all time high of 131 members in 1959 whose average age was 42. By 1975 membership had decreased to 59 members, it increased to 120 members in 2003, and has varied up and down around this figure since then.
VICE - PRESIDENT
I have been working as a Clerk of Works/Building Inspector since 2015, first with the Department of Education on school projects and now with Kilkenny County Council on a number of housing projects and capital programs. I have over 21 years experience of working in the construction industry as both a tradesman and as a contractor. I have a good knowledge of the building regulations and hold a qualification as a Project Supervisor Construction Stage.
I have been on the Institute of Clerk of Works council since 2017, and am a retired R.I.A.I member. I also hold a MSc Degree in advanced environmental studies, and I am presently working as a clerk of works on a primary school project. My personal goal as chairman is the further advancement of the organisation through technical and educational support for our members and a wider understanding of our profession within the construction industry.
I have been working in the construction industry for over 40 years. As a journeyman I have worked in North America, Africa and several countries in Europe gaining experience in a wide range of specialised construction procedures. For the past 20 years I have been employed as a clerk of works with the HSE estates department as part of their capital projects programme.
Currently working with Limerick City and County Council/Limerick 2030 as Clerk of Works/building inspector. Working as a clerk of works since 2012 on various projects:- schools, housing etc. Previously worked as site foreman/manager/Engineer for various contractors and has a background in various trades. Good knowledge of best build practice and building regulations.