Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

IHBC CPD boost update on sustainable buildings from PBC: Commission releases EU-wide tool ‘Level(s)’ 

The European Commission has launched the pilot phase of ‘Level(s)’, a new EU- framework for sustainable buildings, aimed at helping transform the building sector, Planning and Building Control today (PBC) explains.

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Students ‘Come to Brum’ at IHBC’s expense… and get some proper conservation networking, 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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IHBC supports HE on Conservation Areas ‘at risk’: Sad news for locals as more than twice as many added in 2017 as taken off

Following the launch of the Historic England ‘At risk’ register, the IHBC supports concerns that, in the 50th anniversary year of Conservation Areas, more twice as many are added to the Register (47) as removed (22), giving a total of … Continue reading

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

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

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IHBC HESPR’s weekly top picks from c.£999,000+ costed work: professional services (PM; QS, Engineering) for Cheltenham street upgrades 

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 £999,000 this time, while the IHBC Director’s top pick for … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes new SPAB insights in the ‘SPAB Approach’: Critical practice perspectives for modern decision-making 

The IHBC has welcomed the new statement on the practice standards and philosophy of the SPAB – The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings – recently published under the title ‘The SPAB approach to the care and conservation of old … Continue reading

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REMINDER: Make your voice heard on the impact of conservation cuts!

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

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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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