Monthly Archives: July 2017

ONLY 3 Days left to enter the IHBC Student Award 2018!

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!

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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

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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

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IHBC CPD boost on risk: CIC Liability Panel Risk Management Briefings

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.

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Co-op local community fund now accepting applications for local causes

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

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Government issues response to Farmer Review

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

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All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Arts, Health and Wellbeing launches report

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.

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LGA calls for ‘urgent and immediate’ building regulation review 

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.’

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More than 5,000 sign petition opposing Iron Ring sculpture planned for Welsh castle

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

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Charity Commission Blog: The new Charity Governance Code – Essential reading for trustees

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

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AHF appoints new CEO

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.

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Inspiration from the projects supported by the Cultural Protection Fund 

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.

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Last chance to submit for IHBC Student Award 2018: Up to £5000 to be won!

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

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IHBC’s 2017 Annual School tour features in Liverpool Echo

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

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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

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Civic Voice Design Awards 2017 announced

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

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APPG inquiry into the impact of Brexit on future skills needs now published

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.

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BBC on England’s youngest Grade I listed structures – Humber Bridge – joining select friends

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

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Contracts awarded for Palace of Westminster refurb: BDP and CH2M

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.

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Scotland Planning Review: Analysis of consultation responses

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

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St Fagans National Museum of History’s new buildings marked by BBC

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.

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HES on ‘Bringing a Blackhouse to life’

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.

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Liverpool surveys BE knowledge: Closing 25/08

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

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London Assembly Environment Committee launched report on green spaces 

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’.

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National Trust DG quits for job at Oxford College

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.

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