Promoted Joe to head up team.
A building surveyor has been promoted to head the building control team at Telford-based consultancy apT just weeks after gaining a new qualification.
Joe Strafford has been appointed to lead the seven-strong building control team at apT, the Midlands' first public sector commercial planning, development and environmental consultancy.
Joe's promotion comes just two months after he became the first surveyor in the county to be independently accredited by Local Authority Building Control (LABC) and the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) to offer advice on fire regulations for complex buildings over 18 metres high.
Joe passed a five-hour exam introduced in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy to become an associate member of the IFE. It means he can now advise on fire safety in tall and complex buildings anywhere in England and Wales and joins a select group of specialists with the qualification.
Joe Strafford "I am delighted by the promotion and the chance to lead such a strong building control team at apT," said 36-year-old Joe.
"This is a really exciting time for apT. There is a huge amount of work going on around Telford as the town continues to develop in a really exciting way."