About Us

The purpose of the IRCC is to advance, at an international level, framework, guidance, and support documents on construction-related regulatory environment issues relative to the development, implementation, and support of performance-based regulatory systems. The focus of the IRCC is to identify the broad public policy, regulatory infrastructure, education, and technology issues related to managing the successful implementation and continuation of construction-related performance-based regulatory systems. The intent is to advance a common understanding of the international regulatory environment, to promote the exchange of information, and to facilitate a more open environment of inter-jurisdictional commerce in the areas of building design and construction.

Membership

Appointment of new members to the IRCC will be by consensus agreement of Committee members. Applications would be expected to be from the primary national lead regulatory entity having experience in the development of that country’s building regulatory system, having the ability to make an effective contribution towards the achievement of the IRCC’s stated goals and can provide reliable information and knowledge about that country’s practices.

Applications for membership are to be submitted to the Secretariat in writing and be accompanied by supporting information on the experience, expertise and role in the country’s building regulatory environment and the contribution, including resource allocation, that is envisaged could be made to help achieve the IRCC purpose and goals.

All costs associated with the activities of the IRCC will be borne by the members.

Continued membership of the IRCC requires active ongoing participation in its activities. In this regard, non-attendance at two consecutive IRCC meetings without justification by a member, or their nominated alternate, will be cause for review of membership. Should membership be terminated the above application process will need to be followed for re-admittance.

Membership of the IRCC will be subject to periodic review.

An individual, with the consensus agreement of Committee members, may also become an Affiliate of the IRCC where they have the potential to make a substantial contribution to advancing the goals of the IRCC through their experience and expertise in the development of ‘best current practice’ building regulatory systems.

Such individuals will ideally have the support of that country’s primary national lead regulatory entity to participate in the activities of the IRCC, but does not represent the views of that entity. An Affiliate does not have a capacity to formally participate in any matters requiring a decision of Committee members.

Meetings

It is intended that ordinary meetings will be held at least once each year at a time and place agreed by the IRCC. Generally meetings will be rotated amongst the member countries. Members can seek approval of the group for observers to attend meetings. This is to be obtained prior to the meeting. Any requests are to be forwarded through the Secretariat.

Members can seek approval of the group for observers to attend meetings. This is to be obtained prior to the meeting. Any requests are to be forwarded through the Secretariat.

A representative of the host country will assist the Chair in organising the meeting in their country and participate as co-Chair.

The host country for a meeting has the discretion to invite individuals and representatives of organisations who have either acted as representatives of its membership or are involved in IRCC related activities in that country. Any invitations are to be confirmed with the Secretariat.

The host country has the option of nominating a contemporary topic for members to prepare for and workshop as part of a meeting’s proceedings.

Sub Comittees

Sub-committees may be established by agreement of the IRCC for all agreed tasks and any other relevant purposes.

Working Group

Working Groups may be established by agreement of the IRCC for all agreed tasks and any other relevant purposes.

Appointment Of Chair

A chair is to be appointed from members for a minimum 3 year term. For a nomination to be considered at a meeting, a quorum of at least two thirds of members is required to be in attendance. A representative from the organization of the host country shall co-chair the meeting.

For a nomination to be considered at a meeting, a quorum of at least two thirds of members is required to be in attendance and can also consider any position received from a member by the Secretariat prior to the meeting.

Additional Information

THE CURRENT CHAIRMAN

Dr. IJsbrand van Straalen
Senior Scientist
TNO
Stieltjesweg 1, 2628 CK Delft, the Netherlands
Email: ijsbrand.vanstraalen@tno.nl

THE CURRENT SECRETARIAT

Ong See Ho
Managing Director
Building And Construction Authority
200 Braddell Road, Singapore 579700
E-mail: ong_see_ho@bca.gov.sg