Monthly Archives: February 2017

IHBC shows even more backbone in Manchester as our 2017 School checks out transport infrastructure & civilisation: 22-4 June, with bursaries too…

Booking is now open for the IHBC’s 2017 Annual School, the major training event in the conservation calendar, which this year explores one of the most thrilling heritage resources practitioners can work with – transport infrastructure – and how it … Continue reading

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IHBC London Branch joint CPD Day with CIfA: ‘Getting the Historic Environment into Local Plans’ – 28 Feb, 2-5pm

The IHBC’s London Branch is organising a joint seminar with the archaeologists’ professional body CIfA on 28 February toexamine theory, policy and implementation concerning the inclusion of historic environment policies in local plans, with all welcome to the venue on Cowcross … Continue reading

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HESPR, IHBC’s heritage business listing, top tender pick: New gates for St George’s Woolwich, closing 16 March – also on IHBC Jobs etc!

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

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IHBC @ c.40% female, as against 5.2% in construction generally, while MPs say gender pay gap to last a generation without action

The Women and Equalities Committee criticised the government’s response to the proposals put forward in its report last March that aimed to eradicate the gender pay gap, as last week, a survey by insurance company AXA revealed that the number of women … Continue reading

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IHBC member benefits abound as Building Conservation Directory 2017 arrives: from thatch fires to heritage abroad and much more

IHBC members will find many current topics and new developments discussed in the latest Building Conservation Directory (BCD) from IHBC’s publisher Cathedral Communications, with content including current thinking on thatch fires, developments in hot-lime mortars and limewashes, and the plight … Continue reading

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IHBC student support update: UCL bursaries etc. linked to Institute for Sustainable Heritage and Bartlett – £10-20k, closing April

The Institute for Sustainable Heritage (ISH) is pleased to announce a bursary for the MSc Sustainable Heritage offered by Ecclesiastical Insurance, valued at £20,000 and with a deadline of 17 April, while the Bartlett is offering applicants who hold an … Continue reading

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BEFS announces Scotland’s HES database on ‘heritage by constituency’, in advance of elections

Built Environment forum Scotland (BEFS) has announced that, following their encouragement, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has established a database using its existing GIS data so users can search for designated assets by constituency and council ward.

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Construction’s ‘Open Doors’ A chance to go behind the scenes of Britain’s buildings – 27 March to 1 April, UK-wide

Anyone interested in finding out more about a career in construction can now book to visit a site near them as part of this year’s Open Doors, which takes place from Monday 27 March to Saturday 1 April 2017.

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Full steam ahead for plans to develop community assets in Wales: BIG

Transforming old pumphouse buildings, chapels, and drill halls into community spaces and creating sustainable enterprises, arts venues, and business hubs are among projects sharing in £444,941 of grants from the Big Lottery Fund.

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Glasgow’s Old College Bar faces the axe ahead of student accommodation plans

Plans to demolish one of Glasgow’s oldest buildings for a towering student flat development have been submitted to Glasgow City Council.

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IHBC launches new ‘Membership benefits’ page: Let your colleagues see the value in IHBC… and that’s before our accreditation!

It can be hard to keep track of the diverse array of benefits in IHBC membership today, so we have drawn them together into a simple web page listing, so IHBC members can easily direct colleagues to what is on … Continue reading

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IHBC update on ‘BIM4Heritage’ joint conference with COTAC and Ramboll – 9 December 2016

IHBC Affiliate Christina Stuart, architect at Reiach and Hall and the IHBC’s representative on the joint BIM4Heritage initiative led by the Council on Training in Architectural Conservation (COTAC) and Ramboll, offers NewsBlog readers a short summary of the event in … Continue reading

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HLF five year ‘Bats in Churches’ partnership project

Thousands of bats will be allowed to remain in historic churches under a £5 million Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) scheme that will try to reduce the damage they cause but also requires congregations to accept them as permanent residents.

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Headington Quarry memorial granted Grade II listing

The future of a Headington Quarry war memorial has been secured for future generations after it was granted Grade II listed status.

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St Paul’s Cathedral in appeal to stop bells falling silent

Surveyors to St Paul’s say the condition of the bells has deteriorated and urgent action and £360,000 is required to keep them ringing, and in a worst-case scenario they could drop from their supports, according to a report in The … Continue reading

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Go behind the scenes of Britain’s building sites

The Open Doors initiative provides a unique chance to see behind the scenes at major ‘live’ construction sites across England, Scotland and Wales, and runs between 27 March-1 April 2017.

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Experience a digital version of Sir John Soane’s Museum

The historic house, museum and library of 19th century architect Sir John Soane has now been digitised, allowing visitors see its fascinating objects and eclectic rooms.

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BSI launches BIM Kitemark

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has launched a new Kitemark for building information modelling (BIM) to help construction businesses prove their capabilities in delivering projects at the design and construction phase.

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Flayback Cemetery £325,000 project funded by Wirral Council and Historic England

Wirral’s Flaybrick Memorial Gardens is bouncing back from years of neglect with a £325,000 project to save its derelict chapels, as reported by the Liverpool Echo.

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IHBC NW Branch sorts foundations for 2017 Annual School: Training substructure to ‘Transport Infrastructure’

The IHBC’s North West Branch, which will host the 2017 Annual School in Manchester in June, has some major events planned over the next few months as part of its build up to the theme for the School: ‘Transport Infrastructure, … Continue reading

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IHBC Conservation Area 50th Anniversary Celebrations fund allocations: Thanks to all, and submissions accepted for waiting list

Allocations from the IHBC’s Conservation Area 50th Anniversary Celebrations fund are now finished, but groups may still compete the application form if they wish to be placed on a waiting list for un-claimed allocations.

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IHBC’s ‘Top HESPR pick’ of the week: National Trust international design competition for Clandon Park, launching 9 March

The IHBC’s commercial conservation services listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly HESPR Bulletins that bring tender and other opportunities together into one handy resource, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this week … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Marsh Awards reminder: £500 for successful heritage learning, and an IHBC Full School place – closing 31 March

The IHBC’s new Marsh Awards programme has entered its second year, and includes the celebration of successful learning in heritage activities, with prizes of £500 and a free place at the IHBC’s Annual School (closing date 31 March 2017).

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IHBC welcomes Civic Voice’s Parliamentary ‘Big Conservation Conversation’, 7 March: includes Laura Sandys and Baroness Andrews

The IHBC is delighted to welcome the Civic Voice’s Parliamentary ‘Big Conservation Conversation’ to take place on the afternoon of 7 March in Portcullis House, London, with Civic Voice vice-presidents Laura Sandys and Baroness Andrews as two of the confirmed … Continue reading

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Heritage Protection Reform Proposals: Consultation responses summary from Historic England online

The Historic Environment Forum (HEF), the heritage key-stakeholder group, through its membership working group, the Historic Environment Protection Reform Group, consulted key heritage stakeholders on 15 proposed reforms in 2016, and the summary report from Historic England is now available … Continue reading

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