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- IHBC Chair James Caird to attend Brexit ‘Round Table’ hosted by CMS SoS, 24 January 21/01/2017
- IHBC member invitation to ‘Arches’: Conservation-focussed HE information workshop, CPD recognised – 29/30 March, Liverpool (Some places still available) 21/01/2017
- IHBC’s ‘Top HESPR tender pick of the week’: University of London, Goldsmiths College’s former chapel restoration; Contract £1.45M, closing 26 January 21/01/2017
- Early Career Bursaries on IHBC-recognised ‘Traditional Roofs’ at Lincoln Castle: 8/9 February 21/01/2017
- IHBC welcomes Civic Voice Parliamentary debate on 50th Anniversary of Conservation Areas: 26 January 21/01/2017
- IHBC’s ‘Sign of the times’ from Parliament’s home: No historic building grants under Countryside Stewardship scheme for 2016… 21/01/2017
- CIOB launches free ethical construction MOOC: 30 January 21/01/2017
- England’s Housing White Paper: Amenity concerns on the rise 21/01/2017
- Sunderland achieves Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) status from Historic England 21/01/2017
- Scotland’s conservation crisis No 3: RICS highlights tenement risk from lack of maintenance 21/01/2017
- Developers fined for removing historic fixtures from every room of Lincoln home 21/01/2017
- Inquiry launched into £4bn Palace of Westminster renovation plan 21/01/2017
- IHBC Gus Astley Student Award 2017 open for submissions: Showcase your course work by 31 July – winners at Belfast School in 2018 18/01/2017
- IHBC and international debate: Can Wellington (NZ) save its heritage buildings before it’s too late? 18/01/2017
- HLF extends crowdfunding programme 18/01/2017
- ‘Local military heritage at risk’ due to MoD cuts 18/01/2017
- Are you the next generation of heritage leader? 18/01/2017
- £10 million contributed to local economies during England’s 2016 Heritage Open Days festival 18/01/2017
- CWGC seeks paid interns for 2017 Centenary programme 18/01/2017
- International: First round of Cultural Protection Fund projects announced 18/01/2017
- 3D scans of Forth Bridges to power educational games and learning 18/01/2017
- Tilbury Fort stars in new BBC TV series 18/01/2017
- RICS Awards 2017 deadline extended to 27 January 18/01/2017
- IHBC seeks perspectives on Brexit planning for conservation – plans Europe ‘Special Interest Group’ following Council+ discussions 13/01/2017
- IHBC Reminder: Marsh Awards for ‘Retired IHBC members’ and new ‘Heritage learners’, close end March 2017 13/01/2017
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IHBC’s ‘Top HESPR tender pick of the week’: Blaenau Gwent County BC, Town Centres Strategy, closing 27 Jan
The IHBC’s commercial conservation services listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers its members weekly HESPR Bulletins that bring tender opportunities together into one handy resource, whle the Director’s top pick for IHBC members this … Continue reading
Peter Williams, CEO of Better Bankside in London, talks about how Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) can influence change on a local level and foster urban regeneration, reports Planning & Building Control Today.
More than half of heritage sites and monuments managed by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) are at risk, according to a recent report, as analysis of 352 historic sites and monuments found 89 per cent were exposed to ‘damaging’ environmental effects, … Continue reading
The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) will carry out a review of a range of aspects of VAT in order to consider whether the VAT system is ‘working appropriately in today’s economy and to identify simplification opportunities’, with an update … Continue reading
The Helping Great Britain Work Well strategy from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) sets out how everyone who undertakes or influences workplace activities can contribute to the ambition of improving Great Britain’s health and safety record.
A new Facebook-like social platform and smartphone applications (apps) will be developed by a European consortium to enable people to document Europe’s cultural heritage.
The National Lottery funds will revitalise 13 public parks across the UK, including five situated in coastal communities.
Lord Prior of Brampton replaces Jesse Norman, who has become energy minister after just six months in the construction role.
A boat that saved the lives of 600 stranded Allied troops at Dunkirk and a former prisoner of war camp will receive more than £1m for restoration work from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the BBC reports.
Plans to demolish a 1920s theatre have been approved by councillors amid an angry protest by more than 100 campaigners, according to the BBC.
The IHBC has welcomed the launch of a new training academy by Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), which is aimed at enhancing excellence and boosting productivity, noting especially that it includes a conservation remit.
IHBC update: New voluntary Chair sought for Canal & River Trust’s Heritage Advisory Group, to succeed Sir Neil Cossons
The IHBC has been advised that Sir Neil Cossons, the present Chair of the Heritage Advisory Group of the Canal & River Trust, will be retiring this year and that the Trust is now looking for a new voluntary Chair … Continue reading
The requirement to restore the severely decayed, Category A listed, hilltop Victorian water tower at the former Ruchill hospital in Glasgow, set a challenge to its structural engineers, says Ian Andrew.
Arts Council England reports that private investment in arts and culture has grown over the last three years and appears to be becoming less reliant on public funding.
The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) has issued its 2015-16 annual report and highlights progress on its projects and its reform programme, which aims to reduce costs and strengthen its governance.
The Department of Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) report Countries of Culture: Funding and support for the arts outside London says that cultural projects support other policy areas and that best practice should be shared between local authorities.
Professional services consultancy WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has been awarded the programme, project and cost management role for Parliament’s Northern Estate Programme (NEP).
Across the country, architectural gems are being bought by developers to help cash-strapped local authorities, according to the Guardian.
The seventh annual BIM survey from the NBS, the construction specification organisation, allows respondents to comment on the introduction of the Government’s 2016 BIM mandate, while no closing date is stated.
New report from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport provides advice to help English libraries make better use of their buildings and create a sustainable sector.
IHBC welcomes members to 2017, the 50th anniversary of Conservation Area legislation, with IHBC funds still available for local civic celebrations
The IHBC welcomes members to 2017, the 50th anniversary year of Conservation Area legislation, with a reminder that there are funds still available in our Conservation Area Anniversary allocation to help locals celebrate their Conservation Areas and help communities understand more about their value and potential.
IHBC challenges low fine of £20k in un-supported and illegal GII demolition – makes ‘demolition a viable development option!’
A man who ‘off his own bat’ demolished his Grade II listed cottage – Nutter Cote Farm in Yorkshire – has been fined £17,500 (with some £3000 in costs), a fine so low that the IHBC considers it could make … Continue reading
The IHBC’s commercial conservation services listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly HESPR Bulletins that bring tender opportunities together into one handy resource, and the Director’s top pick for IHBC members this week … Continue reading
Context CPD boost: Works of art in public places – How should we protect memory through national designation
Historic Environment Scotland is consulting about how to demonstrate how works of art and other objects in the environment are valued, say Barbara Cummins and Elizabeth McCrone in their recent article in IHBC’s Context No 147 Image – Bruce’s Stone © … Continue reading
IHBC CPD boost for Wales: Retrofit Roadshow on Traditional Buildings – BRE, Constructing Excellence Wales and Edwards Hart
Two of the UK’s leading experts in the retrofitting of traditional buildings will deliver a series of IHBC CPD-recognised morning seminars across Wales with Constructing Excellence Wales in January and February 2017.