Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

IHBC update on HE review of written advice and guidance: LA conservation services input sought

Pye Tait is carrying out an independent review of Historic England’s (HE) online advice and guidance, and they want to try and boost responses from local authority (LA) conservation officers in particular.

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HESPR’s top pick of the week: Medway Council seeks heritage interpretation strategy and delivery on HLF project, closing 1 September, valued £97,000

The IHBC’s heritage business listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members a weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ that brings business opportunities together into one handy resource, while the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog … Continue reading

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New Designing Buildings Wiki post features Sir Donald Insall on Chester Conservation Areas, from our ‘Anniversary’ Context 

Sir Donald Insall’s article on ‘Chester, conservation as positive action’, written for the IHBC’s Conservation Area anniversary issue of Context of March 2017, is now available on Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW), the construction industry’s knowledge base, through the IHBC’s Conservation … Continue reading

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Alnwick Civic Society thanks IHBC, CV etc. for funding to help secure £6600 celebration of Conservation Areas anniversary

Alnwick Civic Society has secured £6,600 for a special publishing project on local ‘Heritage Heroes’, thanks to seed-funding from the IHBC and Civic Voice, and now 2,000 copies can be made available at no cost for local groups, schools, residents … Continue reading

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New Designing Buildings Wiki post features ‘Understanding dampness’ from IHBC’s ‘Green Retrofit’ Context

The article on ‘Understanding Dampness’ from IHBC’s ‘Green Retrofit’ Context by John Edwards and Peter Ward, is now available on Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW), the construction industry’s knowledge base, through the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki resource.

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IHBC’s ‘Belfast 2018’ preamble: Titanic Quarter owner injects £29m into development project 

The co-owner of Belfast’s Titanic Quarter project has injected another £29m into the business, ensuring that there will be even more to consider at the IHBC 2018 School in Belfast in June. image Wikipedia

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IHBC welcomes Peter Aiers (IHBC) as new Chief Executive at The Churches Conservation Trust

The IHBC has welcomed the announcement from Peter Ainsworth, Chairman of The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT), that IHBC member Peter Aiers will be the new Chief Executive of the Trust.

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New Context out: Issue 150 on ‘Conservation and Urbanism’ –from conservative surgery to car parking and Yangon & more

The latest issue of the IHBC’s membership journal Context, (No 150) is now out, themed around Conservation and Urbanism.

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IHBC thanked by Stamford Civic Society for supporting exhibition marking anniversary of the first Conservation Area

As part of the Stamford 50 local celebrations Stamford Civic Society is holding an exhibition at Stamford Arts Centre, 20 – 28 September, looking at why conservation is still important today, while acknowledging the IHBC’s funding support for the event … Continue reading

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HESPR’s top pick of the week: NHMF seeks evaluation of projects funded closing 26 August, valued £30,000

The IHBC’s heritage business listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly Bulletins that bring tender and other business opportunities together into one handy resource, while the Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this … Continue reading

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IHBC’s new–style local training for UK practitioners: ‘Heritage Project Management’ – A ‘Unique Learning Experience’, on site at Bishop Auckland’s £90million project suite, 18/19 October

On 18/19th October the IHBC, with local and national partners, will host a learning day and more on ‘Heritage Project Management’, at Bishop Auckland, Co Durham, offering delegates from across the UK practical insights into the working of heritage-led regeneration … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD Boost: New ‘Heritage Science BIM’ report from HE, with added context from COTAC

Both the IHBC and COTAC have welcomed the new Historic England (HE) Report on ‘The Application of Building Information Modelling (BIM) within a Heritage Science Context’, while COTAC (of which IHBC is a member) helps set this work within the … Continue reading

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IHBC’s new Note on ‘Townscape’: Addressing knowledge gaps in heritage policy development 

The IHBC has launched a new Guidance Note (GN2017/4) on ‘Townscape as an important concept in conservation area management’, to explain the importance the Institute places on townscape as a specific concept in the proper management of conservation areas, and … Continue reading

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HESPR’s top pick of the week: Dumfries Historic Buildings Trust seeks options appraisal for B listed building, closing 11 August, valued £12,000

The IHBC’s heritage business listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly Bulletins that bring tender and other business opportunities together into one handy resource, while the Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost: House of Commons Note on garden cities, towns and villages… in the context of planning today

The House of Commons Library has issued a new note on garden cities, towns and villages, setting their history in the context of current planning challenges that are especially prominent in southern England. Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the … Continue reading

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Manchester town hall tender successes announced: Includes HESPR member architects Purcell

Manchester City Council has announced a list of successful tenderers for contracts relating to the it’s Town Hall project with IHBC HESPR member Purcell leading on architecture.

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IHBC launches new ToolBox Guidance Note on the ‘Stripey House’ case and S.215 Notices

Following the recent decision of the High Court to allow the candy-coloured stripes to be retained on an unlisted house in a Kensington conservation area – the ‘Stripey House’ – the IHBC has published a short guidance note to clarify … Continue reading

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Looking for IHBC’s Conservation Wiki? Now only a click away using our Home Page icon!

IHBC website users can now access a key IHBC service more readily as the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki now has its dedicated icon link from our Home page, offering easy access to Designing Buildings Wiki’s 3 million users a year via … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost on science of heritage: Why Roman concrete stands strong when modern version decays

Scientists apparently have cracked the secret to Roman water-based structures’ strength, in findings that could help today’s builders.   Open Culture video

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IHBC network update: Accessing the DCLG’s ‘Review of Building Regulations and Standards

The IHBC has been asked to note to members an open route to participation in the Department for Communities & Local Government’s (DCLG’s) anticipated Review of Building Regulations and Standards following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

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ONLY 3 Days left to enter the IHBC Student Award 2018!

Photo: Colin Higgs (http://www.portreathstudio.com) from Hilary Wyatt’s winning submission to the 2o16 IHBC Student Award, on historic marine infrastructure. Last chance to submit for IHBC Student Award 2018: Up to £5000 to be won!

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New destination needed this summer? Check out IHBC Conservation Wiki’s new Home Page – a great destination for your colleagues too

The IHBC’s Wiki platform service, offered in partnership with the Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) web platform, has had an update to make it the destination page for the development and construction sectors that DBW – and the IHBC Conservation Wiki … Continue reading

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HESPR’s top pick of the week: West Dorset DC seeks historic environment sensitivity appraisals at ‘centres of growth’, closing 14 August, valued £50,000

The IHBC’s heritage business listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly Bulletins that bring tender and other business opportunities together into one handy resource, while the Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost on risk: CIC Liability Panel Risk Management Briefings

Twenty one Risk Management Briefings from the Construction Industry Council (CIC), covering aspects of liability pertinent to those in the construction professions and allied bodies, are now available online.

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Last chance to submit for IHBC Student Award 2018: Up to £5000 to be won!

The IHBC’s 2017 Gus Astley Student Award closes on 31 July, so if you have relevant coursework from any UK taught course – under-graduate or post-graduate, from 2016 OR 2107 – be sure to submit it online and on time … Continue reading

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