The Geological Society of London (GSL), Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Institution of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3) have a joint desire to enhance the competence of Ground Engineering exponents to drive additional value into this segment of the construction industry. Under the leadership of the British Geotechnical Association (BGA) and on behalf of Ground Forum these institutions have sponsored the development of the UK Register of Ground Engineering Professionals (RoGEP).
The Register provides external stakeholders including clients and other professionals with a means to identify individuals who are suitably qualified and competent in ground engineering be they from the background of consultants, contractors, public bodies or academia. These individuals may be involved in various disciplines or on various projects that fall under the broad heading of Ground Engineering which is defined by Ground Forum as:
‘an understanding of geological structures, materials and processes, combined with the systematic application of investigative, scientific and engineering techniques to produce practical solutions to ground related issues for the benefit of society’.
RoGEP Registrants must have an appreciation of other disciplines and interests that extend beyond, but interface with, ground engineering. They must be able to demonstrate how ground engineering interacts with other technical professions. Furthermore, the must comply with the Code of Conduct of their host institution in all their professional activities.
To apply you are required to be chartered with the ICE, the IoM3 or the GSL.
To see a current list of members, or if you wish to make an application to join the Register, please contact the Register via the website at www.ukrogep.org.uk