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- REMINDER – IHBC Student Awards update: Only 2 weeks left to win £500 and a free place in IHBC’s 2019 Nottingham School! IHBC Gus Astley Student Award closes 31 July… so ‘please just send us your coursework, online and on time’! 21/07/2018
- IHBC welcomes Iceni Projects to the HESPR register as scheme heads towards 40 members, of all sizes 21/07/2018
- IHBC HESPR’s top pick this week from £11.4M+ costed work: Albanian-American Development Foundation (AADF) sought ‘international experts’ for Butrint WHS/National Park; Opportunity closed, ceiling $150,000 21/07/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Millions of trees to be planted along route of HS2 high speed railway 21/07/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage across the doorstep’: On Purcell-led ‘Open Treasure’ project at Durham Cathedral winning 3 RIBA awards 21/07/2018
- IHBC ‘CPD boost’ from a Scottish Blog: Rediscovering the story of Bannockburn House, Stirling 21/07/2018
- Guardian: Mackintosh Glasgow School of Art building will be rebuilt 21/07/2018
- Stronger powers for councils to tackle empty homes in England 21/07/2018
- Welsh Government consultation on subordinate legislation: Ends 28/09 21/07/2018
- Sellafield’s biggest chimney chopped down to size 21/07/2018
- Boater accidentally drains Kennet and Avon Canal 21/07/2018
- IHBC 2018 Belfast School reflections: Spotlight on IHBC’s joint Conservation Professional Practice Principles update – Comments sought by September 17/07/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage IMHO’, from the Spectator: ‘The problem with British mosques’ 17/07/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Regeneration of Bristol’s iconic ‘Generator Building’ given go-ahead by Council 17/07/2018
- Ten-year transformation of Scottish village wins top UK planning award 17/07/2018
- Planning Inspectorate publishes 2017/18 Annual Report 17/07/2018
- Expressions of interest from potential candidates sought for the role of BEFS Chair 17/07/2018
- Defra consults on ‘Environmental Principles and Governance Bill’: Closing 2 August 17/07/2018
- ICOMOS Annual Report for 2017 now published 17/07/2018
- Heatwave vital in discovery of a possible henge, or circular enclosure, at the Brú na Bóinne site 17/07/2018
- IHBC’s sixth NewsBlog Branches Update: Explore Branch CPD events across the UK 13/07/2018
- IHBC’s latest ‘Jobs etc’ skills review: From private to public sector posts (and both) 13/07/2018
- IHBC welcomes RSK to HESPR, as IHBC’s unique interdisciplinary quality assurance service now nears 40 13/07/2018
- IHBC HESPR’s top NewsBlog pick from £450K of costed work this week: Herefordshire Council seeks consultant for city design guide, closing 30/07, value £80k 13/07/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: ‘Norwich deserves better’ – HE warns it will fight Anglia Square development 13/07/2018
Monthly Archives: July 2017
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!
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
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
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.
The Co-op 1% community fund is now accepting applications for local projects or events in a new round of funding with causes selected in October and distribution from January until October 2018
The government has issued its response to Mark Farmer’s ‘Modernise or Die: The Farmer review of the UK construction labour model’ but has stopped short of introducing its controversial recommendation to implement a client charge for those firms who fail to invest … Continue reading
A new report – ‘Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing’ – has been launched showing that the arts have a significant and positive impact on health and wellbeing.
Following on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the Local Government Association (LGA) has called for ‘the Government to begin an urgent and immediate review of building regulations.’
A petition has over 5,000 signatories opposing a £395,000 Iron Ring sculpture planned for Flint Castle in Wales saying it celebrates the ‘subjugation and oppression’ of the Welsh people
Sarah Atkinson, Director of Policy and Communications, offers a blog update on the ‘12th year and… 3rd edition’ of the Governance Code for the charity sector in England and Wales. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence … Continue reading
The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) has announced the appointment of Matthew McKeague as its new Chief Executive, who will join the AHF from the Churches Conservation Trust and take up his post in October 2017.
Following the launch in June 2016, the Cultural Protection Fund is now supporting 19 projects working in conflict-affected countries across the Middle East and North Africa.
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
Among the most enjoyable of the huge variety of tours at the IHBC’s Manchester 2017 Annual School was the visit to Liverpool, and this has featured in in the Liverpool Echo of 16 July, with an article by Dan Longman … Continue reading
IHBC on Intervention: SkillBuild competition highlights best in construction crafts as talents compete across occupations
The ‘SkillBuild’ competition sees the very best in construction talent compete against each other in local heats across the country, to be crowned the SkillBuild winner in their chosen craft occupation, culminating in the 2017 SkillBuild National Final at the … Continue reading
At an event in The Leadenhall Building, London attended by community groups from across England and industry professionals, Civic Voice – the national charity for the civic movement – handed out 11 awards to a variety of schemes and projects … Continue reading
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Excellence in the Built Environment has reported on its fifth Inquiry, which looks at the impact of Brexit on future skills needs in the construction industry and the built environment professions.
The BBC reports on how the Humber Bridge has been given Grade I listed status to become one of only six structures built in England since 1961 to be afforded the honour. image Humber Bridge website
BDP and CH2M have been selected to take forward vital work that needs to be done to protect the heritage of the Palace of Westminster from the substantial and growing risk of failure of its essential services.
The Scottish Government (SG) commissioned an independent analysis of the responses to the ‘Places, People and Planning’ consultation by Kevin Murray Associates and the University of Dundee and has published an analysis of responses to the consultation, accompanied by a … Continue reading
A new entrance to St Fagans National Museum of History – the latest phase of a £30m redevelopment – has been unveiled in an event marked by the BBC.
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) offers a blog on creating a series of Digital Stories to help schools learn about blackhouse history and Gaelic, with the help of pupils from Sgoil an Taobh Siar.
The University of Liverpool (UL) has opened a flagship Historic Built Environment Knowledge Exchange (HistBEKE) project to try and help everyone who works with the historic built environment to increase their knowledge and understanding of the assets that they work … Continue reading
The London Assembly Environment Committee has launched a report that looks at what measures should be taken to protect and improve the capital’s green spaces ‘Park life: ensuring green spaces remain a hit with Londoners’.
Dame Helen Ghosh has announced she will be stepping down as director general (dg) of the National Trust in March next year to become master of Balliol College at Oxford University.