Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Cumbria Crack and the ‘End of wind turbine ‘blight’ after Lake District campaign’ 

A dozen 140ft wind turbines on the edge of the Lake District are due to be dismantled next summer after a decision which could result in many more being removed to restore views. image Cumbria Crack website

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IHBC CPD boost from Scotland: ‘Architectural conservation solves 21C environmental, social and economic challenges’

Dr Cristina González-Longo – Director at the IHBC recognised conservation course at Strathclyde – explains how Scotland’s identity is closely linked to its historic buildings, ranking in the Nation Brands Index at 12 out of 50 nations for its reputation … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost: New App, Litlong, Lets You Take a Literary Tour of Edinburgh: Features 50,000 Book Excerpts

The University of Edinburgh and Napier University have teamed up to create Litlong, a website and mobile app that lets you explore Edinburgh and its rich literary tradition.

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IHBC joins in LPOC’s Listed Property Show: Free entry, CPD – including Kindred on ‘LB enforcement’ – networking drinks, and more, London Olympia, 24-25 Feb (Book first and fast; places limited)

The IHBC is delighted to be joining in the Listed Property Show for 2018, and offering member benefits that include: An IHBC stand Free entry for IHBC members (worth £15 – booked in advance only) Free CPD, including a dedicated … Continue reading

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REMINDER: IHBC’s 5-minute member survey closes 8 Jan!

Members can still offer thoughts on the work of their institute by completing our 5-minute survey over the break: closing 8 Jan, and with a chance to win a personal IHBC-Branded copy of BS 7913! 

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IHBC’s Communications Secretary, and IHBC Past-Chair, Dave Chetwyn elected Chair of National Planning Forum Board of Directors 

Dave Chetwyn, IHBC Communications Secretary and Past-Chair, has been elected as Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Planning Forum (NPF), the cross-sectoral voice on planning issues in England, which he attends as the IHBC representative.

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IHBC HESPR’s weekly top weekly pick from c.£4.4M+ costed work: Dovercourt Masterplan, valued £20,000-50,000, closing 29/01

The IHBC’s heritage business list, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers its members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with costed opportunities worth more than £4.4M this week, while the IHBC Director’s current top pick … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes HE’s ‘20 intriguing listings’… in person!

IHBC Projects Officer Fiona Newton, with Branch volunteer support, have been personally inspecting and welcoming some of the ‘20 Intriguing Places Listed in 2017’ highlighted by Historic England (HE) in its new publication of the same name.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Give Norwich’s past a future with the NPT – It’s a ‘Fine Old City’ said George Borrow 

Norwich is popularly known as a ‘Fine City’, but that description is only a partial quote from the famous 19th century local writer George Borrow, as in fact he described Norwich as a ‘Fine Old City’, writes Alec Hartley in … Continue reading

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IHBC joint project and HESPR ‘Pick’: ‘Guidelines for Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment – Request for Expressions of Interest for a Writer’, closing 2 Feb 2018 

The IHBC and partners, IEMA and The Chartered Institute of Archaeologists (CIfA), seek a ‘Writer’ to prepare ‘Guidelines for Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment’, due out April 2019, with a deadline for tender queries of 12 January 2018; closing date for … Continue reading

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IHBC Marsh Awards 2018 Update: President calls for entries – closing 28 February

The IHBC’s Marsh Awards, developed in partnership with the Marsh Christian Trust, celebrates retired IHBC members and successful learners in heritage practice, with prizes that include £500 and a free place at the IHBC’s Annual School, while the IHBC’s President has … Continue reading

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The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 takes off, with IHBC’s 2018 Annual School in Belfast too

The celebrations for the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) kicked off at the European Culture Forum in Milan recently, helping put the spotlight on Europe’s wealth of cultural heritage, showcasing its role in fostering a shared sense of … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes CCS ‘Spotlight on…women in construction’ campaign

The IHBC has welcomed the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) initiative on an industry survey that has revealed that more needs to be done to change perceptions and encourage more women into construction. image CCS website

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IHBC welcomes Carole Souter CBE as Gus Astley Student Award judge for 2017: Master of St Cross College, Oxford and past CE of HLF

The IHBC is delighted to welcome Carole Souter CBE as the judge for the 2017 IHBC Gus Astley Student Awards, now Master of St Cross College, Oxford and former Chief Executive (CE) of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage … Continue reading

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New Context out: ‘Floorscape –The heritage at our feet’ and much more, from Listing’s 70th anniversary to Student Awards

The latest edition of the IHBC’s membership journal Context is now out, themed around traditional paving and its contribution to our experience of places, with Robert Huxford of the Urban Design Group (UDG) as guest commissioning editor for the theme, … Continue reading

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IHBC South Branch CPD on church alterations: ‘NEW ORDER – DIVINE INTERVENTION’; 19 Jan, Booking closes 12 Jan

IHBC South Branch, in association with the Diocese of Winchester, is offering another premium CPD experience on Friday 19 January, at All Saints Church, The Bury, Odiham, Hampshire, exploring alterations and changes to protected churches – ‘NEW ORDER – DIVINE … Continue reading

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IHBC HESPR’s weekly top weekly pick from c.£4M+ costed work: Dacorum BC’s HE services, valued £60-120k, closing 10/01

The IHBC’s heritage business list, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers its members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with costed opportunities worth more than £177,000 this week, while the IHBC Director’s current top pick … Continue reading

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IHBC Course Connection Day 2017: Update and review

The 2017 IHBC’s Course Connection Day was held in Birmingham on 23 November, with students representing the full diversity of heritage related courses across the UK and Ireland enjoying an expenses –paid opportunity to learn more about built and historic … Continue reading

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IHBC on ‘Urgent’: Do IHBC’s ‘5 minute member survey’ to help our future and maybe win a free copy of BS 7913

Many IHBC members have already completed this short survey to influence the future direction of the Institute but there are still many more who can still offer their thoughts on the work of their institute and their experience of it.

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Reminder: Can IHBC members and colleagues help HE find more listed buildings used as mosques?

Can IHBC members and colleagues help HE find more listed buildings used as mosques?

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IHBC CPD boost from DBW: Real estate needs focus on urban context not technical ‘green construction’

IHBC members may find useful new professional perspectives on asset management in an article from Designing Buildings Wiki by Professor Colin Lizieri which includes ‘Five sustainability principles for the real estate industry’ and calls for a focus on ‘the building … Continue reading

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IHBC says ‘It’s Christmas (well, almost)’: Enjoy our member gift offers, from Pevsners and planning law to standards and freebies

IHBC members may now make the best of the season even better with the IHBC, and take advantage of some of our member offers:

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IHBC’s 2018 School welcomes keynotes Bill Drummond and Jukka Jokilehto: Exploring ‘OUR SHARED HERITAGE’ in Belfast, June 21-23

The IHBC has announced Bill Drummond, Scottish artist and art provocateur, and Jukka Jokilehto, Finnish conservation architect and adviser, as internationally renowned keynote speakers at the next ‘Annual School’ – the primary event in the calendar of the UK’s built … Continue reading

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Another IHBC application support day sorted: Yorkshire Branch MATE session update from Kate, and plans for Manchester on 25 Jan and beyond

Kate Kendall, IHBC’s Learning Education, Training and Standards (LETS) Officer, and lead on training for IHBC accreditation, has delivered another well-received Membership Application Training Event (MATE) for the Yorkshire Branch, in York, at the end of November, with next seminar … Continue reading

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IHBC Branch survey follow up as Carla lays the groundwork for a monthly Branch and Events NewsBlog: Let Carla know what your Branch is planning!

Following the IHBC’s recent Branch Support Survey led by our Support Officer Carla Pianese, and an initial report to trustees, Carla is making the first preparations to help members, volunteers and Branches know more about what other Branches are doing, … Continue reading

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