The Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) welcomed their new President at a special inauguration ceremony hosted by the Earl of Lytton at the Palace of Westminister on 13 May.
Benjamin Bradford took on the role of the CABE President from David Kitcatt.
Honoured guests also witnessed the bestowment of Honorary Fellowship on Dr. John Hooper, Chief Executive of the Association.
David Kitcatt gave his final Presidential Address, reflecting on his time in office:
“The President’s role is all about raising the profile of our association and this year in particular I wanted to encourage young people to think about Building Engineering as a career.
“The vision of CABE is to Develop Individuals, Share Knowledge and Raise Standards.”
Benjamin Bradford is the Founder and Managing Director of specialist consulting firm BB7 specialising in Fire and Security Engineering and operating from five offices across the UK while also serving projects in Africa and the Middle East.
He has chaired the FIA Fire Risk Assessment Council’s Professional Standards Working Group and was a founding member of the Fire Engineering Council.
Before handing over to the next President, David Kitcatt bestowed Honorary Fellowship of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers to Dr John Hooper (Chief Executive of the Association) in honour of “a significant and outstanding contribution to the Association and in recognition of achievement to date and ongoing commitment to CABE.”
Dr John Hooper lead the Association team in seeking to achieve Professional affiliate status of the engineering council and to increase membership.
He then guided the discussions with the Privy Council and supporting institutions in the Association’s long-standing ambition of becoming a Chartered Body, which was accomplished in 2014.