Nov 2018

New management structure for PCA Consulting Engineers

by Sophia Darke

Ross Carpenter and Sophia Darke have been appointed as directors of PCA Consulting Engineers.

They will form the board alongside existing director Andrew Horton.

Ross is one of PCA’s lead engineers with 13 years’ experience working on a diverse array of residential, commercial and historic projects.

Sophia has been appointed to the role of finance director. She has been a part of the PCA team since 2005 and is responsible for the financial, HR and administrative management within the company.

These new appointments were made in October following a change in roles for former directors Paul Carpenter and Colin Souch. Paul remains very much involved with PCA but will spend more time concentrating on his specialism of conservation engineering. Colin is now a consultant for the company.

A new generation of engineers

by Tina Wyeth

On Monday, Andy and Harrison attended the careers fair at Kingsbridge Community College in a bid to inspire the next generation of engineers and technicians. We distributed information from both the ICE and the IStructE on routes into engineering as well as the vast number of different roles and career paths a degree in engineering can lead to.

Almost half of PCA staff were educated at Kingsbridge Community College and we were pleased to give our time to speak to the engineers and technicians of the future.

Continuing professional development

by Tina Wyeth

The staff at PCA regularly attend and host CPD workshops to ensure we keep up to date with the latest technologies and to refresh existing knowledge.

Recently, engineers attended a course held by The Fell Partnership who are the local distributor of NUDURA insulated concrete forms (ICF). An alternative to traditional build methods which is quick to install and sustainable.

We have a number of projects utilising NUDURA ICF in the detailed design stage at present as well several completed projects and look forward to seeing it used increasingly in the future.

For more information and if you are considering using NUDURA ICF on a build contact PCA or visit