Vincentian inducted into Chartered Institute of Architectural Technology
October 26, 2012
Vincentian inducted into Chartered Institute of Architectural Technology

Vincentian Vondolson Mapp is now a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technology (MCIAT).{{more}}

Mapp, a University of Bolton graduate, was awarded his membership just one year after graduating with a first class degree in architectural technology in 2011.

Speaking about his new MCIAT title, Mapp said: “As a Chartered Architectural Technologist, I will be specialising in the science and technology of architecture, building design and construction.

“Becoming a member will allow me to set up my own practice and provide a full architectural design service to the public.”

In gaining his membership, Mapp had to successfully complete the Chartered Architectural Technologist Professional and Occupational Performance (POP) Record. He then had to pass a professional practice interview.

Mapp is no stranger to success, having attained a Chartered Institute of Building Certificate of Excellence at his graduation. He paid tribute to the university and, in particular, the staff from the Faculty of Advanced Engineering and Sciences.

He said: “I was very impressed with the professors at the university and as a result, I was able to recommend the University of Bolton to students in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

“The knowledge I have gained from my course has enabled me to implement various green designs and techniques on the projects I have worked on. Furthermore, I believe this knowledge was responsible for my successful interview”’

Having designed numerous projects in St Vincent and the Grenadines and using his skills in various commercial and domestic projects, Mapp isn’t going to take a break anytime soon.

Currently working towards becoming a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Building, he has also begun reading towards his PhD.

Mapp’s ultimate aim is to become a consultant within the construction industry and help St Vincent and the Grenadines during natural disasters. He said: “My aim is to help in areas of building regulations and codes, green design and technology and to promote the need for team working within the Caribbean. Most construction professionals focus on the profit and not the project success. Therefore, my aim would be to implement interdisciplinary thinking within the construction industry.”

Mapp told SEARCHLIGHT that apart from his latest award, he is pursuing membership with various professional organisations in the United Kingdom, such as the Royal Institute of Surveyors and Chartered Institute of Building.

“Additionally, I am expected to be a Chartered Conservation Environmentalist and a full member of Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) by the end of 2012,” he said.

“My goal for the remainder of 2012 is to achieve the above and move on to other areas within the construction industry.

“I am of the view that St Vincent and the Grenadines’ construction industry should conduct a thorough research into Green Designs, Inter-disciplinary Working, Value Engineering, Value Management and other areas of construction.”

He expressed thanks to several persons who have been driving forces in his life, especially members of his family.