William Morris joins the Conservation Accreditation Register of Engineers

09 November 2022

Ridge Team Manager William Morris has become a Conservation Accredited Engineer. This is fantastic recognition for his skilled conservation engineering work and dedication to supporting the care and ongoing use of heritage buildings in the UK.

William now joins a group of less than 100 other engineers across the UK and Ireland on the Conservation Accreditation Register of Engineers (CARE).

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) are seeking to raise the standard of conservation engineering across the industry. As part of this process, CARE has been established for individuals to demonstrate competency in the application of conservation within the construction process.

William is delighted with the result and said:

“It is great to achieve this recognition. The application process was rigorous and in depth, including a portfolio of previous projects and record of study and practical training. It required me to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of conservation philosophy, knowledge of historic building methods, the behaviour of materials over time, and repair options for minimal disruption of heritage fabric. I have been gaining experience in historic building across my career and have been very lucky to work in and around Oxford on some fantastic listed structures, including several Oxford Colleges, significant churches, and other local landmarks. I look forward to continuing this work, spreading the message of good building conservation, and allowing old buildings to continue to have a place and purpose.”

At Ridge, our multi-disciplinary conservation and heritage specialism, including experience in architecture, building surveying, building services, and quantity surveying, help protect historical and listed buildings for future generations. We support design teams working on pure conservation as well as modern extensions and adaptations to existing listed and non-listed buildings. This work is vital as we face the challenge of meeting Net Zero, as the conservation of the fabric of existing structures is fundamental to zero-carbon design.

For more information, please contact William directly: williammorris@ridge.co.uk