IHBC’s 2017 Yearbook now out: On ‘infrastructure’, inspired by IHBC’s 2017 Annual School and introduced by HLF’s Ros Kerslake

IHBC Yearbook 2017More than 5500 copies of the IHBC’s Yearbook for 2017 are being distributed to members and sector leaders, containing feature articles linked to the IHBC’s 2017 Annual School theme of ‘Historic Transport Infrastructure’, as well as the regular IHBC resources, all introduced by Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the key funding resource in UK heritage conservation.

Ros Kerslake writes: ‘I’m delighted to have been asked to provide the foreword to this 2017 edition of the IHBC Yearbook which explores the important theme of local and national infrastructure, and the skills required for its conservation and regeneration…. Guaranteeing a future for these buildings by sensitively adapting them to new uses is, of course, possible only with the participation of skilled conservation professionals’.

David McDonald, IHBC President, said: ‘Paving the way for the 2017 Annual School, this edition of the Yearbook explores the theme of infrastructure and its complex implications for our profession. We need to be aware of the challenges and demands which will arise from major infrastructure projects and ensure that we have the skills to deal with them.’

IHBC Director Sean O’Reilly said: ‘Each year our Yearbook extends the IHBC’s reach ever further beyond our own membership, as now it boasts a circulation of some 5500 copies to industry and sector leaders, regulators, to specialist and non-specialist bodies, and to individuals that might benefit from a better knowledge of the IHBC’s work.’

The articles within this issue of the yearbook include:

  • Heritage perspectives on infrastructure: Dave Proudlove’s perspective on the theme including the government’s commitment to enable economic growth through public investment in infrastructure
  • Historic harbours: Hilary Wyatt, winner of the 2016 IHBC Gus Astley Student Award, highlights the urgent needs for the conservation sector to engage with the challenges of harbour infrastructure, especially in the context of climate change
  • The Dublin Principles and the architecture of industry in Ireland: Paul McMahon, COTAC trustee and president of ICOMOS Ireland’s Education and Training National Scientific Committee, writes about conservation principles and training in Ireland, with a particular focus on the ‘Dublin Principles’ – for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage Sites, Structures, Areas and Landscapes – and securing the future of Ireland’s Industrial heritage
  • Insulation threats and the traditional building stock: Colin King, BRE Wales Director, writes about Britain’s housing stock and the concerns around the seven million ‘hard to treat’ solid wall dwellings where there are significant energy savings to be made, as well as significant risks
  • Integrating conservation in multi-disciplinary consultancies: Jennifer Murgatroyd, Senior Scientist at RSK consultancy, makes the case for input from a wider range of professional disciplines on major infrastructural projects.

The diverse articles provide inspiration and information on a huge range of themes, closely linked to the IHBC’s Areas of Competence.

For resources linked to the content of the Yearbook follow the links below:

View more information on the IHBC and its structure on the website

Visit the HESPR website

For conservation courses and learning opportunities see the webpage

View information on Branch contacts

View information on the 2017 Annual School book by following the links at http://manchester2017.ihbc.org.uk

Find out more about the 2017 Yearbook

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