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AECI Representation

Council Members and non- Council Members

Representation on behalf of AECI 2020

Brian Flanagan                              NSAI  ETC (Electro Technical Council)  Overseeing all TC’s (Technical Committees)

Colm Walsh                                     NSAI   IS3217 Emergency Lighting Standards / EIFI / Solas / NJIC

Brian Hickey                                   NSAI   TC2    National Wiring Rules  ( IS 10101)

Dermot Mc Clannon Jnr.           NSAI   TC4    Switchgear

Keith Ennis                                      NSAI    TC6   Equipment for Potentially Explosive Atmospheres

Michael O Hara                              NSAI    High Voltage Field

Mattie Ryan                                     Safe Electric / RECI Chairman

Darren Kinsella                             EVCIA (Electric Vehicle Chargers Installers Association)

Chris Lundy                                     RECI / CRU / SOLAS / EIFI / NJIC / Connect Trade Union

Seamus Byrne                                 Tendering / Contracts / G.C.C.C. (Government Construction Contracts Committee)

Mick Costello                                  Tendering / Contracts

Michael Kelly                                  Tendering / Contracts

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ELECTRICAL TRADE SHOW 2020

The Electrical Trade Show 2020 will take place on Wednesday 2nd September 2020 in the Lucan Spa Hotel, Dublin from 10am to 6pm.
 
More details to follow shortly…

Electric Vehicle Recharging Infrastructure and Building Automation and Control Systems have been published for Public Consultation by DHPLG

For your information, Part L, Technical Guidance Documents L and Energy Performance of Buildings Directive Regulations relating to Electric Vehicle Recharging Infrastructure and Building Automation and Control Systems have been published for Public Consultation on the DHPLG website.

The link to the public consultation documents is provided below:
https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/building-standards/energy-performance-buildings/public-consultation-review-building

The closing date for submissions is the 5th February 2020.

Seminar Galway Connacht Hotel Wednesday 13th November

We held a seminar entitled “New National Rules for Electrical Installations IS:10101” presented by Mr. Tim O Connor from RECI / Safe Electric on Wednesday 13th November in the Connacht Hotel Galway. The day was a great success with a great attendance. Many thanks to the Presenter and to all who attended this event. We hope to do a similar Seminar in Cork in January 2020, we will keep you updated.

NEW WIRING RULES SEMINAR GALWAY THE CONNACHT HOTEL WEDNESDAY 13th NOVEMBER 2019

AECI would like to invite you to join us for a Seminar Entitled:

“New National Rules for Electrical Installations IS:10101”

WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE ON:  WEDNESDAY 13th NOVEMBER 2019

LOCATION:                                      GALWAY – THE CONNACHT HOTEL 

TIME:                                                 FROM 4PM TO 6PM APPROX. (Tea & Coffee will be served)

FEE:                                                    FREE ENTRANCE

This Seminar will be presented by Mr. Tim O Connor from Safe Electric / RECI and is a Seminar not to be missed!

If you would like to attend this Seminar please contact our office at 016102715 or by email info@aeci.ie to secure your place.

Seminar IS10101 New Wiring Rules & Fire Alarm IS3218 update

We held a seminar entitled “IS10101 New Wiring Rules” presented by Mr. Charles Dunn NSAI Chariman of TC2  with a Fire Alarm IS3218 update presented by Mr. Joe Walsh on Thursday 17th October in the Glenroyal Hotel in Maynooth. The day was a great success with a great attendance. Many thanks to the Presenters and for all who attended this event. We hope to do a similar Seminar in Galway in November 2019, we will keep you updated.

Electrical Estimating Course Celbridge Manor Hotel Saturday 2nd November

We are running an Electrical Estimating Course on Saturday 2nd November in the Celbridge Manor Hotel from 9am to 5pm approx. (please see additional information below). If you have not already secured your place and wish to do so please contact me at the number below or by email asap as places are starting to fill up! There is a discounted price of €170 for AECI Members only (Non members fees are €185 per person) for the full day.

Estimation Course Content:

Course is organised as follows:

  • Participants  will be provided with a Sample Project which will include the following:
  • Typical Specification
  • Tender Drawings
  • Summary of Tender

Course Content:

Participant will be taken through the following procedures

Specification:

  • Correctly understanding the Particular specifications

Take-Off Procedures:

  • They  will then be instructed on correct procedures on project take-off
  • They will then be directed on correct methods for estimating  the drawings
  • How to measure lighting, general services, fire alarm etc.

Completion

Questions & Answers

If you are interested in attending this course please contact me at the number below or by email, our office hours are from 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday.

As there is limited availability for this course a deposit of €50 is required on booking to secure your place. Payment can be made by card over the phone or by bank transfer.

If you require further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best Regards,

Erika Murray

Administrator

Association of Electrical Contractors (Ireland)

Woodview Centre, Main Street, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Phone: +353 (0)1 610 2715

Fax: +353 (0)1 610 2692

 

IS10101 NEW WIRING RULES SEMINAR

AECI are hosting an “IS10101 NEW WIRING RULES” Seminar on

THURSDAY 17th OCTOBER

in THE GLENROYAL HOTEL MAYNOOTH CO. KILDARE

from 1.30pm to 4pm. Entrance is FREE OF CHARGE

Please feel free to spread the word.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

The AECI Team

 

 

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Electrical Trade Show 2019

Well another successful Electrical Trade Show is now over!  We would like to thank you all most sincerely for attending our Electrical Trade Show 2019, we are delighted with the footfall and the general  buzz in the conference suite was great!  A big thank you to all who exhibited on the day (please see list below), WEEE Ireland who sponsored the tea, coffee and biscuits, Mark Keogh President of EIFI who opened the show, James Golden from Quigg Golden who done a seminar entitled “ Essential Contract for Tendering” and Safe Electric who done a seminar entitled “New wiring rules update IS10101” and also hands on demonstrations… We hope you enjoyed all that was on offer throughout the day…

A big congratulations to Electrium / Switch who won product of the show award for the Wylex AFDD (please see attachment for product information) Wylex pullup

hopefully seeing you all next year for our Electrical Trade Show 2020!

Best Wishes ,

Erika Murray

Administrator

Association of Electrical Contractors (Ireland)

Woodview Centre, Main Street, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Phone: +353 (0)1 610 2715

Fax: +353 (0)1 610 2692

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Electrical SEO Information

On 1st September 2019 a new Sectorial Employment Order (S.I. No 251 – 2019) for the Electrical Contracting Sector came into force. This SEO is a statutory legally binding agreement which sets out pay rates and terms and conditions of employment for all categories of Electricians and Apprentices employed by Electrical Contractors in Ireland including all out of state contractors carrying out work in the Republic of Ireland.

Please note that one section of the SEO relating to pension, sick pay and death in service is presently under judicial review and on hold/stay awaiting the court decision. Therefore this section is not currently mandatory but could be backdated to 1st Sept 2019 if and when a judicial decision is made. While this aspect relates to new entrants to the Pension scheme, those employees already in the pension scheme should have their pension payments continued.

Please note that the above mentioned Sectorial Employment Order is the only legitimate Employment Agreement applicable to the Electrical Contracting industry in Ireland and that AECI have no other agreements whatsoever with Connect trade union or any other union. This is despite the fact that Connect Trade Union has recently informed their members otherwise.

In Conclusion AECI are fully supportive of the new SEO for our industry to ensure stability and again confirm that this SEO is the only current agreement between AECI and Connect trade union.

Chris Lundy

Executive Secretary

AECI