PCA Consulting Engineers has enhanced their expertise in the conservation of historic buildings.
Conservation engineer Paul Carpenter has successfully applied for and been approved to be included on the Conservation Accreditation Register for Engineers (CARE).
CARE was established by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) to raise the standard of conservation engineering across the industry.
The register is designed for those individuals who wish to demonstrate a defined level of competency in the application of conservation within the construction process.
The main aims of CARE is to:
- To help clients select a suitable engineer with proven conservation experience
- Promote sympathetic and best practice in engineering conservation
- Raise the awareness of conservation in the engineering profession
- Encourage education and training in conservation engineering
Paul had to prepare five case studies as part of the process, followed by an assessment and a professional interview.
He said: “I very much enjoy conservation engineering and working with architects, contractors and clients to preserve and protect old and historic buildings. It is always rewarding to establish a new use for a redundant building, knowing that its future is then hopefully protected and can be enjoyed for many years to come.”