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NTU’s Building Surveying and Construction courses receive CABE accreditation

Ten courses in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment have been successfully reaccredited and accredited for the first time by the Chartered Association of Building Engineers, following a review from the body's Membership and Professional Standards Committee.

L-R Chris Keast, Dr Gavin Dunn, Dr Amrit Sagoo and John Barfoot.

For more than 40 years the School have delivered high-quality built environment education. The School’s success in the field is represented by its global network of successful alumni.

The Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) accreditation represents further recognition of the quality and relevance of the School’s output and represents a clear pathway to Chartered Engineer status for students.

The membership committee commended the School on several elements of their application. These included an ‘excellent School-wide 360 reflection and review process which promotes and ensures continuous improvement’ and a ‘strong academic and research teams with a strong focus on research-led teaching’.

The accreditation was awarded for a period of five years on the following courses:


The CABE accreditation enables students on these courses to apply for a free Student Membership and, after graduating, a Graduate Membership (Grad CABE). Grad CABE is a developmental grade on the pathway to becoming a fully qualified Building Engineer.

John Barfoot, CABE Learning, Education and Academic Director said "It was a pleasure to review undergraduate, Masters and apprenticeship provision from the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment at Nottingham Trent University.

"CABE's Membership and Professional Standard Committee accreditation review panel were very impressed with all the courses submitted for accreditation, and commented that they benefited from the team's research-led teaching, complementing the team on their student-focused approach to learning, teaching and assessment".

Principal Lecturer, Chris Keast, who led the accreditation application, commented: "I am delighted that we now have ten courses accredited across Property Management and Development and Construction Management, this provides a route for graduates to gain Chartered Building Engineer designation and registration with The Engineering Council as Chartered Engineers.

"I was also very pleased to welcome Amrit Sagoo, Head of Construction Management, in joining me as a Chartered Fellow of CABE receiving his certificate at a presentation by CABE CEO Dr Gavin Dunn.

"Chartered Fellows are the industry’s most experienced professionals and are committed to furthering the profession of building engineering. Being admitted a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers represents the highest level of membership, reflecting the very highest levels of knowledge, expertise and experience in Building Engineering."