Paul Carpenter has over forty years’ Structural and Conservation Engineering experience both on site and as a Consultant. He has developed an expertise in the sympathetic and practical structural design and repair of old buildings and works with a number of conservation bodies throughout England including the National Trust, English Heritage, The Landmark Trust, Historic England and Conservation Officers. He is a member of SPAB, has lectured on the ‘Role of Engineers in Conservation’ and was appointed as the Specialist Structural Consultant for the Exeter Diocesan Advisory Committee in March 2009. Recently he has been advising on St Michael’s Mount, Killerton House, Fort Bovisand, Georgian houses in Warwick and various churches and historic mansions/houses/cottages.
Colin Souch has over thirty years’ experience as an innovative structural designer having worked on a diverse of range projects from Nuclear decommissioning through to conservation and maritime structures with commercial, industrial, residential and educational developments of various sizes and complexities between. Colin has particular interests in building conservation, traditional timber framed buildings and ecologically led forms of construction.
Andrew Horton first started in the construction industry over twenty years ago. Sponsored by a large contractor Andrew gained valuable experience at the ‘coal face’, including eighteen months as a Site Engineer on multi-million pound projects in London and Wales. He has over seventeen years’ design office experience on various refurbishment and conversion work projects, as well as new build domestic and commercial properties, utilising the latest sophisticated analysis software and traditional design methods to deliver sympathetic and pragmatic solutions. Andrew is also a member of the Association for Project Safety and provides Principal Designer duties and provides CDM advice as required under the new CDM 2015 regulations.
Having completed a business degree at Cardiff University, Sophia joined Paul Carpenter Associates in March 2005 as PA to one of the Directors, and subsequently took over as Office Manager in 2007. She is now the Finance and Administration Manager who, alongside the Directors, is responsible for the financial, HR, and administrative management within the Company.
Ross Carpenter has gained experience on site and in the design office. This includes working as a Site Engineer for McAlpines on the Eden Project in Cornwall. Since then Ross has nearly 10 years’ experience in the design office working on a diverse array of residential, commercial and historic projects. He has particular interests in bespoke domestic schemes and conservation engineering where preserving, strengthening and often modernising historic buildings requires a sensitive and logical approach.
Ben has 7 years’ experience in a structural engineering consultancy and has worked on a variety of projects, in both the public and private sector, including a period of site supervision in the Middle East.
Ben is also involved in developing the company’s finite element analysis capabilities and BIM model integration and design.
Luke graduated from the University of Plymouth with a BEng (Hons) in Civil and Coastal Engineering in 2015.
Luke was appointed by PCA in November 2015.
Dafydd graduated in 2015 from the University of South Wales having completed a BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering. He joined PCA in January 2016.
Having started at PCA in January 2014 Tim has already completed a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction in the Built Environment and is currently studying for the Level 4 Diploma. He heads up the CAD Department.
Robert has previous experience as an Architectural Technician and he was appointed in August 2015.
Having left school in July 2016 Harrison joined the CAD Department in August 2016 to support the team. He will undertake in-house technician training.
Linda has extensive office management and secretarial experience, along with a number of relevant qualifications, having worked in a variety of roles. She joined PCA in October 2007.
Tina graduated in 2007 and before joining PCA in November 2012 she worked as a Negotiator and PA for an Estate Agency firm.
Having previously worked in a variety of administrative roles Lesley joined PCA in February 2014