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Conservation accreditation register for engineers guidance

Event organised by ICE

12 June 2024

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With the increasing focus on the preservation and conservation of historic buildings, coupled with the sustainability objective of retaining and re-using existing structures, there is a pressing need for suitably qualified engineers to specify and oversee the specialised works that this entails.

CARE is the registration body for engineers that was established by the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers to identify and recognise those suitably qualified and who can ‘demonstrate a defined level of competency in the application of conservation within the construction process.’ 

This presentation gives a personal perspective on conservation civil and structural engineering in Ireland as well as the application process in a step-by-step way to encourage other engineers in Ireland to consider the merits of potentially becoming a conservation accredited engineer.


Trevor Wood

Trevor Wood

Trevor Wood Consulting Engineers Ltd

managing director

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Trevor Wood

Trevor Wood is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and of Engineers Ireland. He is the managing director of Trevor Wood Consulting Engineers Ltd based in Wicklow and has over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry. He also has in-depth knowledge of both the civil engineering and building sectors of the industry on projects up to €500 million in value.

Prior to forming his own consultancy, Trevor was an associate director with Scott Wilson plc (formerly URS, now AECOM) and was responsible for the Republic of Ireland operation of the structural engineering aspect of the business.

Trevor has a keen interest in developing technology and promoting the civil engineering profession. In relation to this he is currently the vice chair of the conservation group within Engineers Ireland promoting the uptake of the CARE registration body for conservation engineers. He has also spent two three-year terms as chair of the Institution of Civil Engineers Republic of Ireland Region.