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Kelleher & Associates are Registered & Chartered Building Surveyors with over 25 years experience in both the construction industry and the Building Surveying Profession. We are a well established Professional Building Surveying Practice of fully qualified and insured Building Surveyors operating across Ireland but with offices in Dublin, Maynooth, Co. Kildare and Galway.
We hold professional membership of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE). Membership of these professional bodies requires that we carry Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance.
MSCSI MRICS - Chartered Building Surveyor
Patrick has over 25 years’ experience in the construction and building surveying sectors both in Ireland and abroad. Patrick founded Kelleher & Associates as an independent Building Surveying practice in 2008 and since then has served private and commercial clients in areas such as condition surveys, pre-purchase surveys, technical due diligence, building pathology, expert witness, building conservation advice and land surveying. Patrick founded Drone Pilots Ltd. in 2017 to provide aerial inspection and land surveying services.
Patrick is actively involved in the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) as an APC Assessor as well as being on the current Technical Assessment Board of the SCSI. Patrick’s formalised his interest in building conservation by completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Building Repair and Conservation in Trinity College Dublin in 2016.
BSc (Hons) Building Surveying - Registered Building Surveyor
Ian joined the practice in 2010 and since then has carried out a diverse range of building surveying activities including measured surveys, pre-purchase and condition surveys for commercial and residential properties, defects analysis, snagging and technical due diligence. Ian is particularly experienced in surveying and assessing defects associated with period properties.
BSc (Hons) Construction Management & Engineering
Andrew joined the practice in 2015 and has responsibility for the completion of legal mapping, UAV and terrestrial land surveying as well and residential snagging services. Andrew is particularly experienced in the use of Total Station and GPS based land surveying technology and dealing with boundary related issues.
Why Use a Chartered Building Surveyor?
The title “Chartered” when related to a building surveyor, is a protected title and only those who have earned membership into the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) have the right to use it. The title shows that a surveyor has achieved the ‘gold standard’ of professional competence.
Chartered Building Surveyors are specifically educated and trained to carry out building inspections and other related services so you can be assured of the highest standards. Chartered Building Surveyors are experts in diagnosing building defects and in building pathology generally.
All RICS members must also continually update their knowledge and competence throughout their working life, which is completed through the RICS’s Continuous Professional Development ensuring that the client can be confident the advice they receive will be of the highest and most professional standard.
A Chartered Surveyor must also adhere to a set of practice standards and codes of practice which can be found at www.rics.org. The RICS practice standards and codes of practice are internationally renowned and regarded as a true mark of quality. All Chartered Building Surveyors must also carry comprehensive Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance.
Working in partnership with the RICS, the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) is the independent professional body for Chartered Surveyors working and practising in Ireland.
What is a Registered Building Surveyor?
One of the elements of the Building Control Act 2007 is to provide for the registration of titles of certain building professions including Building Surveyors.
The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland administers the register of Building Surveyors and is named in the Building Control Act 2007 as the registration body.
The purpose of the statutory register is to ensure that anyone using the professional title “Building Surveyor” has the recognised qualifications, training and experience in accordance with the provisions of the Building Control Act 2007.
It is an offence under the Building Control Act 2007 for persons to use the professional title “Building Surveyor” unless they are registered. While abuse of the title has diminished greatly due to enforcement by the SCSI, consumers should ensure that their surveyor is actually a Registered Building Surveyor by checking the Register. This Register provides members of the public with reassurance that the Building Surveyors listed on the register are qualified professionals who comply with strict codes of ethical and professional conduct.