Huge congratulations to Joe Burns, who has passed his Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) and is now a Chartered Building Surveyor.
Joe has been with DCP for three years, joining our London office team in 2017. Over that time he has worked on a wide range of projects, but the two that particularly stand out for him are both schools – challenging live environments.
At the Meridian High School in Croydon. Joe was Contract Administrator and Principal Designer on a scheme to thermally upgrade the extensive flat roofs – an area of approximately 1,800m². He undertook the same roles on a project at Benthal Primary School in Hackney for the replacement of the boilers & heating system.
Fun facts about both schools. Meridian High School is so named because the playground straddles the Prime Meridian. Benthal Primary School appears on Hackney’s locally listed register for it’s unusual and eye-catching 1960s’ design. Created by architect Paul Maas, the classrooms are meant to resemble individual Moorish tents.
Commenting on Joe’s achievement, Jason Froude, Partner, said, “Joe is a great asset to the practice. His APC success is testament to his hard work, commitment and determination and very well deserved.”
DCP appreciates and recognises the importance of the professional development of all its staff. We are fortunate in having both a RICS mentor and RICS assessor as members of our senior team, John Read and Richard Bedford, respectively. Their knowledge and the support of other staff are an invaluable in-house asset for those working to achieve their professional qualifications.