The Chartered Association of Building Engineers has appointed Benjamin Charles Bradford as its new President.
Earlier this month, the Earl of Lytton played host at the Chartered Association of Building Engineers Presidential Inauguration at the Palace of Westminster.
This event was held to pay homage to the departing President, David Kitcatt, before the inauguration of Benjamin Charles Bradford as the new President of CABE.
Reflecting on his tenure as President, Kitcatt said he always endeavoured to get as many young people as possible to consider the possibility of a career in Building Engineering.
He said this has been shown to be a successful mission as student membership of CABE has gone up by 102%, despite overall membership falling 7.7%. He said CABE’s vision is to raise standards, develop individuals and share knowledge.
Mr Kitcatt’s final duty as President was to introduce his successor, Mr Bradford, who founded his specialist consulting firm, BB7, of which he is now Managing Director.
The firm has gained national recognition for its specialist Fire and Security Engineering services, including major projects in Middle East and Africa. As a result, Mr Bradford has become known as a key figure in security and fire.
Mr Bradford laid out his primary ambitions for the association, which included: boosting membership, increasing awareness of ethical and professional standards and encouraging communication with fellow professional groups to build thinking across different disciplines.
He continued by saying that CABE’s vision is to be well known for making valuable contributions to all levels of society and to be the association of choice for progressive organisations and individuals.
He also endeavours to make CABE members grasp the idea of “globally responsible building engineering”, while cementing the clear principles of public, environment and human rights which the engineering profession should always acknowledge and be working towards achieving.