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- IHBC’s new website for 2018: sharp design – improved access – enhanced security – familiar content! 16/01/2018
- IHBC welcomes DBW’s mobile-friendly web designs: Making Conservation Wiki even more accessible 16/01/2018
- IHBC CPD in Context and on floorscapes: Rob Cowan examines the less familiar materials underfoot 16/01/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (Christian) doorstep’: New funding to rescue deteriorating historic churches 16/01/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Forces join to help revamp of Shewsbury Flaxmill 16/01/2018
- RTPI announces new Chief Executive 16/01/2018
- DBW’s top 5 interviews from 2017: Heritage and traditional build, if only in the background! 16/01/2018
- Prime Minister launches 25 Year Environment Plan: Leaving places better 16/01/2018
- DHCLG Consultation outcome publication on ‘Basement developments and the Planning System’ 16/01/2018
- Government promotes housing with DCLG rebrand to DHCLG 16/01/2018
- Scottish council considers knocking down all high-rise flats 16/01/2018
- IHBC’s 2017 NewsBlog review & your New Year resolution: Help us upskill your colleagues with our 6 months free NewsBlog offer! 12/01/2018
- More benefits for IHBC members – LPOC Property Show’s free IHBC CPD from Bob Kindred and more: drinks; networking; stands etc, 24-5 Feb, London (Book ASAP) 12/01/2018
- IHBC HESPR’s weekly top weekly pick from c.£380,000+ costed work this week: Buxton… ‘Cultural Heritage Assets Review’, valued £60,000, closing 26/01 12/01/2018
- IHBC CPD in Context: ‘Traditional paving = Place experience’ 12/01/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Restoration plans for Morpeth pele tower submitted 12/01/2018
- Huge blaze closes Nottingham’s recently restored GII listed railway station 12/01/2018
- Bristol University GII Fry fire accidental 12/01/2018
- Wales: Owners etc. consultation on historic parks and gardens boundaries 12/01/2018
- Highways England’s Strategic Road Network Initial Report consultation: Closing 8 Feb 12/01/2018
- Hackitt report into ‘Building Regulations and Fire Safety’ post-Grenfell: Interim update – Calls for ‘universal shift in culture’ 12/01/2018
- Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle January 2018 12/01/2018
- Wellcome’s ‘architectural commission’ open call on health and places: Deadline 2 Feb 12/01/2018
- IHBC President reminds on nominations for 2018 Marsh Awards – Closing 28 February 09/01/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Church slams Belfast’s £400m regen scheme due to ‘lack of attention to… preserving or enhancing character’ 09/01/2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Plans to demolish one of Glasgow’s oldest buildings for a towering student flat development have been submitted to Glasgow City Council.
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
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
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.
The future of a Headington Quarry war memorial has been secured for future generations after it was granted Grade II listed status.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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).
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
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