Daily Archives: 15/05/2018

IHBC’s Council+ first ‘Taster’ feedback: Early career members bring fresh perspectives to forward planning as ‘reverse mentoring’ guides your professional body!

Early career members (‘Mentors’) provided their fresh perspectives, and new approaches to ways of working for IHBC, at the most recent meeting of our Council+, the informal forum advising the institute on how best to move forward in the 21st … Continue reading

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Updates from IHBC and Civic Voice from Civic Societies APPG on England’s Conservation Areas at Risk & new research

IHBC Chair James Caird sat at the top table, with Vice Chair Kathy Davies among the delegates, to add IHBC perspectives to the recent Civic Voice-hosted All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Civic Societies meeting on 8 May, to ‘discuss … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Heritage from the doorstep: 4×4 threat to England’s largest scheduled monument – Cockfield Fell

The Northern Echo has explored how the local and national guardians – including Historic England – of England’s largest scheduled monument, near Bishop Auckland in Co Durham, have urged inconsiderate 4×4 drivers to keep off the ancient site.

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BEFS’ update on campaign to improve property maintenance and repair in Scotland 

Director of Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS), Euan Leitch, provided an update on recent developments in the ongoing campaign to improve property maintenance in Scotland, including the establishment of a parliamentary working group on the maintenance of tenement communal property … Continue reading

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BREEAM Wiki joins IHBC on DBW: Advancing knowledge sharing and collaborative solutions… for BRE sustainability tools 

BREEAM Wiki has become part of the widely-used Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW), with the object of ‘advancing knowledge sharing and collaborative solutions for the BRE family of sustainability tools.’

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COTAC publishes 2017 ‘BIM for Heritage’ conference abstracts etc: ‘Stepping into the Future with the Past’ 

COTAC has published material from its 2017 conference – BIM for Heritage: ‘Stepping into the Future with the Past,’ on its cotac.global website.

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New GCHT publication ‘Glasgow’s Historic Built Environment: A Snapshot’ 

Glasgow City Heritage Trust (GCHT) has published a brief survey of heritage places and perceptions there , entitled ‘Glasgow’s Historic Built Environment: A Snapshot’, as a baseline of information to provoke ongoing discussions about heritage and the city.

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UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowships scheme

Early career researchers in Arts and Humanities are being encouraged to make the most of a ‘transformational opportunity’ for funding that is being offered through UK Research and Innovation, with the submission deadline for the first call of 3 July … Continue reading

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WMF Knoll Modernism prize: Nominations open to raise awareness of modern preservation successes – closing 15 June 

With the support of founding sponsor Knoll, World Monuments Fund(WMF) launched the World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize to raise awareness about modern preservation success stories, and nominations are now being accepted for outstanding and innovative design solutions that save modern … Continue reading

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Stoke-on-Trent house ’30in too tall’ risks demolition

The BBC has reported on how a family in Stoke-on-Trent has been told to tear down their new home or spend £200,000 on a new roof after it was found to be 30 inches (76cm) too tall.

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