The Conservation Accreditation Register for Engineers (CARE) identifies civil and structural engineers skilled in the conservation of historical structures and sites. Members have followed a rigorous approval procedure to confirm an appreciation of disciplines and interests well beyond their professional qualification as engineers.
These engineers may either be working as lead consultants on projects where engineering is dominant or where there is a significant structural engineering content.They will have also demonstrated that they are fully conversant with conservation philosophy and methods applied to heritage projects.
About the Register
CARE is a joint register between ICE and the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) which was introduced in 2003. The register contains a bi-lateral registration agreement with Engineers Ireland (EI) to allow civil and structural engineers who are professionally qualified members of EI to join CARE.
CARE works in parallel with the following professional bodies supported by Historic Scotland, Cadw and Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) :
Current list of registrants
Additionally, CARE has been established to:
- Assist clients in selecting an appropriate engineer with proven conservation experience
- Encourage education and training in conservation engineering
- Promote sympathetic and ‘best practice’ conservation
- Raise awareness of conservation in the engineering profession
The Register is also intended as a means of encouraging engineers to raise their awareness and standards by pursuing their continuing professional development in this specialist field.
If you are not listed on CARE you may well be missing out on the opportunity to bid for conservation and refurbishment work. Those who are registered are entitled to use the descriptor ‘Conservation Accredited Engineer'.
If you wish to make an application you can download the appropriate documentation here.
Admittance to the Register provides the public and potential clients the assurance that the registrant:
- has achieved a recognised competence standard through a rigorous assessment process
- is maintaining their knowledge and competence based on current practice
Am I eligible?
To be eligible to apply you must be a professionally qualified Member of ICE, IStructE or Engineers Ireland at either CEng or IEng.
For further advice regarding the CARE register, please contact the Registers Coordinator on: +44 (0) 207 665 2102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.