The Royal Institute of British Architects

Founded in 1834, The Royal Institute of British Architects is a professional body for architects within the UK but also internationally. Chartered Members are entitled to call themselves Chartered Architects and to add the post-nominals RIBA after their name.The RIBA protects consumers with strict codes of practice which must be adhered to in order to retain RIBA status, it provides support for its members in the form of training, technical services, publications and events, and sets standards for the education of architects in the UK and overseas.

Architects Registration Board

The Architects Registration Board is the UKs statutory regulator of architects. They keep a public register of architects and in order to be on the register you have to have met the standards set by the ARB for education, training and practice.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Founded in 1868 The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is an independent, representative professional body which regulates property professionals and surveyors in the United Kingdom and other sovereign nations. RICS provides education and training standards, protects consumers with strict codes of practice and advises governments and business. RICS provides expertise in matters involving fixed assets, including but not limited to land and property.

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists represents professionals working and studying in the field of Architectural Technology and is internationally recognised. Members are recognised by the letters MCIAT and Technicians by TCIAT. Under the Royal Charter the Institutes objectives are: to promote, for the benefit of society, the science and practice of Architectural Technology; to facilitate the development and integration of technology into architecture and the wider construction industry;to uphold and advance the standards of education, competence, practice and conduct of members of the Institute thereby promoting the interests, standing and recognition of Chartered Members within the industry.

The Guernsey Society of Architects

Uniquely within the whole of Europe, the title Architect is not protected by law in Guernsey which means that any person (qualified or otherwise) may choose to use it. The Guernsey Society of Architects is the local branch of the Royal Institute of British Architects and its principal functions are to protect the integrity of the term Architect and to promote the values, skills and codes of conduct that this title represents. Chartered Architects are listed with the Architects Registration Board of the United Kingdom and therefore GSA members adhere to the Professional Codes of Conduct established by both organisations.

The Channel Islands Group of Professional Engineers

The Channel Islands Group of Professional Engineers is the representative body for the professional engineering institutions in the Channel Islands.It is a multidiscipline grouping of all professional engineers, supported by subvention from the principal engineering institutions, the ICE, IMechE and IET. The aims of the Group are To follow the professional and ethical codes laid down in the Charters of the sponsoring Institutions. They aim to promote and support professional engineering in the islands and assist in the careers of future engineers. Continuing professional development is encouraged for all members of the group.

La Societe Guernesiaise

La Societe Guernesiaise was founded in 1882 to encourage the study of the history, natural history, geography and geology of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, the conservation of the Bailiwicks natural environment and the preservation of its historic buildings and monuments. In many respects, La Societe Guernesiaise is similar to the UK Wildlife Trusts. However, its activities extend into many other areas, including history, archaeology and astronomy.

La Societe Sercquaise

La Societe Sercquaise was founded in 1975 with the aim to study, preserve and enhance Sarks natural environment and cultural heritage. Members have undertaken studies of Sarks history and buildings, its rocks, climate, water resources, landscape, flora, birds and other fauna, its economy, languages and culture. They have donated books and documents, photos, models, maps, tapes, archaeological finds and miscellaneous objects to the Heritage Room to share with islanders and visitors.

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings was founded by William Morris in 1877 to counteract the highly destructive ‘restoration’ of medieval buildings being practised by many Victorian architects. Today it is the largest, oldest and most technically expert national pressure group fighting to save old buildings from decay, demolition and damage. They advise, educate and campaign, offering help when it’s wanted and informed resistance when needed. They encourage excellence in new design to enrich and complement the historic environment and have a firm set of principles about how old buildings should be repaired and the practical knowledge to show how they can be put into effect.

The National Trust of Guernsey

The National Trust of Guernsey aims to preserve and enhance the Islands natural beauty, its historical buildings and its heritage. The National Trust of Guernsey owns many buildings across the island including Les Caches Farm, The Ozanne Tower and the Fermain Tower to name but a few. It also owns many parcels of land, of High Landscape Quality, which are well maintained by the trusts members and are open to the public.

The Guernsey College of Further Education

The Guernsey College of Further Education offers many courses for continued education or adult education. Many of the staff at CCD have obtained some of their qualifications through The Guernsey College of Educations Built Environment courses which allows a prospective Architectural Technologists to complete all their training through to degree level right here on Guernsey.

The Chartered Institute of Building

The Chartered Institute of Building – The Chartered Institute of Buildings focus is on those entering and already in a management career in construction. By delivering qualifications and certifications that meet the needs of a changing industry. They work with members, employers, academia and governments across the globe to drive forward the science, practice and importance of management in construction. They strive to contribute to a modern, progressive and responsible construction industry, meeting the economic, environmental and social challenges of a global society.

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