Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

IHBC extends private sector support for applicants: Free IHBC CPD ‘MATE’s update, for a CgMS audience

The IHBC’s popular and free MATE seminars – our Membership Application Training Events, which support CPD-linked applications for IHBC accreditation – have taken a huge leap forward as planning consultancy CgMS hosted the first of a new IHBC seminar series … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes new research on LPA Urban Design services: Confirms England’s housing delivery threatened by design skills shortage

The IHBC has welcomed new research into Local Planning Authority (LPA) Urban Design (UD) skills and services by a team at UCL’s Bartlett School of Planning – supported by the Urban Design Group (UDG) and the PLACE Alliance – which … Continue reading

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SCT launches IHBC-supported Annual Conference – 50 years of Conservation Areas and Trusts: 27 November, Glasgow

The Scottish Civic Trust (SCT) has launched its next Annual Conference, hosted in partnership with the IHBC, celebrating both 50 years of conservation areas and the 50th anniversary of the Trust, with reduced rates offered to IHBC members attending in … Continue reading

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Last chance: IHBC seeks ‘Consultant Policy Advisor’ – Closes 23 October

Reminder: IHBC seeks ‘Consultant Policy Advisor’ – Closes 23 October

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IHBC HESPR’s top pick from c.£600,000+ of costed work this week: Quinquennial inspection of Leicestershire church

The IHBC’s heritage business listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers HESPR members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with costed opportunities worth more than £600,000 this time, while the IHBC Director’s top pick for … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost: Mimetic architecture scandal with bribery and corruption takes the biscuit… from DBW

IHBC’s Wiki partner Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW), has taken the opportunity to offer a little CPD boost for IHBC members who might want to relax with tea and a biscuit as they review this Teapot Dome Service Station from Washington … Continue reading

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IHBC Marsh Awards 2018 launched: Nominations for retired IHBC members and New Heritage Learners – Closing end Feb 2018

The IHBC’s Marsh Awards, developed in partnership with the Marsh Christian Trust, has entered its third year with the launch of the 2018 Awards, to celebrate retired IHBC members and successful learners in heritage practice, with prizes that include £500 and … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost on current affairs: DBW does Brexit compilation 

IHBC’s Wiki partner Designing Buildings Wiki, the construction sector’s knowledge base, offers readers a ‘Brexit compilation’ that may be of interest to IHBC members.

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DBW on Wales: Featuring Context 149 on ‘A pigsty’s hidden history’

Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) has featured Context’s ‘A pigsty’s hidden history’, on small vernacular agricultural buildings in Wales, by Cyllene Griffiths, joining DBW’s 5000 articles on offer to it 6,500 registered users and 3 million users annually. Coedtrewernau Mill and pigsty … Continue reading

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New 2017 School Context out: Latest issue on Manchester 2017, ‘Historic Infrastructure’

The latest edition of the IHBC’s membership journal Context is now out: ‘Historic Infrastructure’, featuring the learning on offer at IHBC’s Manchester 2017 Annual School  in June.

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IHBC at North Wales Skills Fair on 18 Oct: IHBC says ‘Hello’ to future conservation professionals… and many more!

The CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) is hosting a Skills Fair in North Wales on Wednesday 18th October and IHBC’s Kate Kendall, our Learning Education Training & Standards (LETS) Officer will advise and introduce the IHBC to attendees. 

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IHBC HESPR’s weekly top picks from £412,000+ of costed work: CA Appraisals for Newport

The IHBC’s heritage business listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers HESPR members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with costed opportunities worth more than £412,000 this time, while the IHBC Director’s top pick for … Continue reading

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IHBC Director co-chairs free joint technical ‘Heritage Buildings Seminar’: RGS London, 9 November

IHBC Director Sean O’Reilly will co-chair sessions at the free joint Exova BM TRADA and RSK seminar on ‘Heritage Buildings’ at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) on 9 November, with topics ranging across structural and materials analysis, condition survey, and … Continue reading

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IHBC’s John Edwards outlines ‘risk management in conservation projects’ on Conservation Wiki and DBW

IHBC trustee, director of Edwards Hart Chartered Surveyors and Historic Building Consultants, and lead author of ‘BS 7913, Guide to the conservation of historic buildings’ (2013) reviews issues around risk management in conservation projects in a recent article featured on IHBC’s Conservation Wiki, … Continue reading

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IHBC Manchester School’s Liverpool tour memories stoked by safety fears: Beatles grain silo mural demolition rubble threatens safety 

Memories from the IHBC’s 2018 Manchester School’s Saturday tour of Liverpool may be stoked for some delegates as the concrete grain silo in Stanley Doc with The Beatles ‘Fixing a Hole’ artwork – viewed on the tour – is attracting tourists … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Course Connection Day 2017: Free support & networking for conservation-curious student reps, Brum, 23 Nov – Ask Carla ASAP!

The IHBC’s celebrated ‘Course Connection Day’ takes a new twist in 2017 as students on any UK specialist course can apply to join the IHBC for a free, expenses-paid introductory day of conservation and career support, with limited places allocated … Continue reading

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Reminder: IHBC seeks ‘Consultant Policy Advisor’ – Closes 23 October

Still time to apply for the role of Consultant Policy advisor and:

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IHBC supports CV’s online survey call to ‘Tell the APPG for Civic Societies how conservation cuts are impacting your area’

The IHBC is encouraging anyone with an interest in England’s heritage to support the call by Civic Voice (CV) to ‘Tell the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Civic Societies how conservation cuts are impacting your local area’ by completing … Continue reading

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IHBC HESPR’s weekly top picks from £174,000+ of costed work: Survey services for Museum of London

The IHBC’s heritage business listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers HESPR members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with costed opportunities worth more than £174,000 this time, while the IHBC Director’s top pick for … Continue reading

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IHBC congratulates first female winner of CIOB’s Construction Manager of the Year Award: ‘Raising the profile of women in construction’ 

The IHBC is delighted to congratulate Margaret Conway, project manager at McAleer & Rushe, who has secured CIOB-led Construction Manager of the Year Award (CMYA) for project leadership in Belfast – the first woman ever to win the overall title … Continue reading

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IHBC Annual School videos online, on IHBC’s Youtube: From Manchester 2017 to Belfast 2018!

If you missed the 2017 IHBC Annual School in Manchester last June, you can to find out more on the conference theme ‘Transport Infrastructure’ by checking out the IHBC’s YouTube channel video selection, and also get a taster of Belfast 2018.

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IHBC CPD boost from DBW: ‘Check out that Playboy heritage’ 

IHBC’s Wiki partner, Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – the construction industry knowledge base – features the home of the late Hugh Hefner, his Playboy Mansion, in its current building listings, considered one of the most famous mansions in the world … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes Civic Voice call to end cuts to local conservation staff, circulating our new joint ‘Practice Principles’ to ministers and MPs

The IHBC has welcomed Civic Voice’s call for an end to cuts to local conservation staff as it asks about the impact of conservation cuts and sends ministers and MPs the new, cross-sector ‘Conservation Professional Practice Principles’ to press for … Continue reading

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IHBC London on ‘Conservation Area’ futures: Last chance for 3 October conference and hear Civic Voice on civic needs

BOOKING CLOSES SUNDAY 1 OCT AT 7PM IHBC London Branch Day Conference 3 October 2017 Back to the Future: THE NEXT 50 YEARS FOR CONSERVATION AREAS Read more below: IHBC’s London Branch looks to the future of Conservation Areas: ‘Back … Continue reading

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IHBC HESPR’s weekly top picks from £225,000+ costed work: Conservation and interpretation at Great Yarmouth

The IHBC’s heritage business listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members a weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ listing, this week with costed opportunities worth more than £225,000, while the IHBC Director’s top picks for … Continue reading

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