Building Control Act 1990
1.— (1) In this Act—
“ authorised person” has the meaning assigned to it by section 11 ;
“ building” includes part of a building and any class or classes of structure which are prescribed by the Minister to be a building for the purposes of this Act;
F1 [ ‘ building control authority ’ has the meaning given to it by section 2(1); ]
“ building control regulations” means regulations made by the Minister pursuant to section 6 ;
“ building regulations” means regulations made by the Minister pursuant to section 3 ;
“ Building Regulations Advisory Body” means the body established pursuant to section 14 ;
“ construction” includes the execution of works in connection with buildings and any act or operation necessary for or related to the construction, extension, alteration, repair or renewal of a building and “ constructed” shall be construed accordingly;
“ design” includes the preparation of plans, particulars, drawings, specifications, calculations and other expressions of purpose according to which the construction, extension, alteration, repair or renewal concerned is to be executed and “ designed” shall be construed accordingly;
“ enforcement notice” has the meaning assigned to it by section 8 ;
“ fire authority” means a fire authority within the meaning of the Fire Services Act, 1981;
F2 [ … ]
“ functions” includes powers and duties;
F3 [ ‘ local authority ’ means a local authority for the purposes of the Local Government Act 2001 (as amended by the Local Government Reform Act 2014); ]
“ the Minister” means the Minister for the Environment;
“ operative day” has the meaning assigned to it by section 22 ;
“ prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Minister;
“ works” includes any act or operation in connection with the construction, extension, alteration, repair or renewal of a building.
(2) A reference in this Act to a section is to a section of this Act unless it is indicated that reference to some other enactment is intended.
(3) A reference in this Act to a subsection F4 [ paragraph or subparagraph ] is to the subsection F4 [ paragraph or subparagraph ] of the provision in which the reference occurs, unless it is indicated that a reference to some other provision is intended.
(4) A reference in this Act to any enactment shall be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended or adapted by any subsequent enactment.