30th May 2018

Technical director admitted onto Conservation Accreditation Register for Engineers (CARE)

Jane Entwistle, Technical Director at Thomasons’ Manchester office, has recently been admitted onto the CARE register. The growing recognition by clients of the value of formal accreditation for historic projects prompted Jane to undertake the lengthy application process.

Established by the Institution of Civil Engineers with the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Conservation Accreditation Register for Engineers (CARE) identifies individuals skilled in the conservation of historic structures and sites. The accreditation highlights experts in this area and is recognised by Historic England, the Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), Historic Environment Division and more.

Richard Levery, director at Thomasons’ Manchester comments: “As a business, we regularly assess the needs of our clients and recognise that this accreditation will add significant value to the service we provide. We are extremely proud of Jane’s achievement which reflects her knowledge and expertise and showcases her passion for our built heritage.”

The rigorous process included a written submission detailing her conservation philosophy and five case studies to demonstrate the depth and breadth of her experience working with historic buildings. This was followed by an interview to assess her abilities and attitudes towards conservation of these structures.

Commenting on joining the register, Jane says: “I am delighted to have been admitted to the Conservation Accreditation Register for Engineers and look forward to continuing to expand my knowledge of working with old buildings and encouraging others to also care for these historic gems.”

As clients become increasingly aware of the importance of working sympathetically with these valuable structures, engineers are more often required to be suitably accredited to be allowed to work on listed buildings.

For more information on Thomasons’ work with historic buildings, click here.