Building Control Act 1990

Interpretation.

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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.