IHBC on CPD and much more for RICS Journal readers: ‘Talk to people’ and use the tools

RICS Journal May 2017IHBC Director Seán O’Reilly has written an opinion piece for the new RICS Building Conservation Journal on Continuing Professional Development (CPD), in which he observes that some of the best CPD comes from talking to people who have contrasting views on conservation, while other IHBC members such as Henry Russell and John Edwards offer invaluable practice updates and insights on useful tools such as BS 7913.

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IHBC joins America’s SAH in Glasgow, 7-11 June: ‘…first SAH outside USA in 40 years’

SAH Glasgow Conference 2017The IHBC will host a stand at the 70th Annual International Conference of The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), from 7-11 June, at various locations around and beyond Glasgow, in this notable historic event, ‘the first time that SAH has met outside North America in over 40 years’. 

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CPD boost in advance of IHBC’s 2017 School? Look again at Context on 2016’s Saturday tours

Context 146 page 27The Saturday tours visited different sites in and around Worcester – from the Jewellery Quarter and Dudley Castle to Malvern station and the King’s School, and in anticipation of our 2017 School on ‘Historic Transport Infrastructure’, you can remind or inform yourself of these through IHBC’s Context write-ups from September 2016.

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Adopt a Canal: with the Canal and Rivers Trust

Canal and River Trust website May 2017The Canal and Rivers Trust is seeking groups to look after stretches of waterway across England and Wales.

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THA ‘Brexit Briefing’ update: 10-Year European funding provided c.£280m for heritage linked agri-environment schemes etc.

The Heritage Alliance (THA), England’s link body for heritage organisations, has produced a ‘Brexit briefing’ which has been updated to highlight how in the past 10 years the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, including LEADER, has provided England with c.£280m for agri-environment schemes and rural projects with a heritage component.

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GI Parnham House fire update: Experts assesses damage

Experts have been assessing the damage at Parnham House, a Grade I (GI) 16th Century listed stately home near Beaminster which was gutted in a suspicious fire on Easter Sunday, with the Dorset Echo reporting locally on progress.

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Architects see confidence levels rise in March ‘Future trends’ survey

The Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) monthly ‘Future Trends’ workload index gained strength in March 2017 – rising to +22 from +16 in February 2017.

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Bath Preservation Trust issues guidance for local LB owners

Bath Preservation Trust has launched a new publication giving guidance to owners on how to make changes to Listed Buildings (LBs) in Bath.

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English Heritage invests £1M to preserve Hurst Castle

Conservation has started to restore Hurst Castle in Hampshire that was used up until the Second World War.

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CIOB and National Trust, with IHBC, help mainstream heritage in building operations

IHBC Areas of Competence imageThe IHBC stand at the CIOB/National Trust conference, ‘Keys to the Successful Operation of Historic Buildings’, on 3 May, in London’s Somerset House, offered delegates easy access to career and related practice advice from IHBC officers – Director Seán O’Reilly and Support Officer Carla Pianese – and IHBC volunteer and Full Member Rachael Parry, also a member of the IHBC’s new membership forum, ‘Council+’.

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‘Thatch conservation in a day’: Book now – 17 May, Peterborough

Conservation of Thatch 2017Another remarkable day of IHBC-recognised CPD on the ‘Conservation of Thatch’, is on offer on 17 May, in Peterborough, with costs supported by Historic England.

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IHBC’s HESPR top Pick: Urban planning and landscape consultant(s) sought for Round 2 Sydney Gardens restoration, closing 22 May, £165,000

HESPR websiteThe IHBC’s heritage business listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly Bulletins of tender and other business opportunities into one handy resource, while the Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this week features a call from Bath & North East Somerset for urban planning and landscape architectural consultant(s) to support a Round 2 application for Parks for People funding for the Sydney Gardens restoration project, closing 22 May and valued at £165,000.

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IHBC’s extra weekly HESPR pick: HLF seeks ‘Think pieces’ on roles in ‘new UK housing supply’ – closing 15 May; £25,000 (inc. VAT)

An additional notice from the IHBC’s weekly HESPR bulletin – the regular publication of work opportunities for members of the IHBC’s business network listing, HESPR – is the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) notice seeking ‘think pieces’ on ‘an ambitious role’ for the HLF ‘in creating new housing supply across the UK’, closing 25 May, with up to £5,000 (inc VAT) allocated to develop each of 5 successful submissions.

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Anticipating IHBC’s 2017 School? For CPD boost, see Context on 2016’s Day School… from ‘heritage @7p’ to ‘World Heritage’

IHBC West Midlands BranchThe IHBC’s Friday Day School for 2016 saw a range of provocative presentations – covering issues from World Heritage and hearths to Loyd Grosman on heritage at 7p a head – so, in anticipation of our 2017 School on ‘Historic Transport Infrastructure’, you can remind or inform yourself of these talks through IHBC’s Context write-ups from September 2016.

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THA publishes ‘Heritage Manifesto 2017’

THE Manifesto 2017The Heritage Alliance (THA) England’s heritage link body, has published ‘The Heritage Manifesto 2017’.

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BEFS’ advocacy toolkit can help anyone become a built environment advocate

BEFS Advocacy Document coverBuilding Environment Forum Scotland(BEFS), Scotland’s built and historic environment link body, has produced an advocacy toolkit that gives tips and ideas on how to make the case for the built environment with local politicians and councillors, and raise the profile of organisations.

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Wealden Councillor fined for illegal alterations to GII listed home

A Wealden DC Conservative councillor has been forced to pay out more than £100,000 after being taken to court by her own council for illegally making ‘irreversible’ alterations to her Grade II (GII) listed home.

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England’s DCMS: ‘Focus on diversity trends’

DCMS Diversity Document coverThe Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) ‘Taking part, focus on diversity trends’ household survey report captures differences in cultural engagement between demographic groups, and between the regions of England, and explores how these have changed between 2005/06 and 2015/16.

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Vic Soc says: ‘Nominate 2017’s Top Ten Endangered Buildings’ – before 7 July

Victorian Society websiteIf you know a Victorian building in England or Wales that you feel is under threat, to help secure its future you can nominate it for The Victorian Society’s (Vic Soc) ‘Top 10 Endangered Buildings 2017’, which has a closing date of 7 July.

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IHBC says ‘Big thanks’ to visitors and supporters at the 2017 Natural Stone Show

IHBC logoThe IHBC stand at the Natural Stone Show in London offered delegates easy access to career and related practice advice from IHBC officers – Director Seán O’Reilly and Support Officer Carla Pianese – and on behalf of the Institute we would like to say a big ‘Thank you’ to our many visitors and colleagues there, and to Historic England for the opportunity to host our stand.

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IHBC Gus Astley Student Award 2017

IHBC Gus Astley Student Award 2017 open for submissions: Showcase your course work by 31 July – winners at Belfast School in 2018

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Restored ‘phoenix’ Hastings Pier wins national award

Hooray for Hastings! It’s our Pier Of The Year 2017

The newly reopened Hastings Pier has been voted Pier Of The Year 2017 by members of the National Piers Society (NPS), narrowly beating Worthing, which for the third year running came second, while Llandudno again took third place in this, the 21st year of the competition.

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Civic Voice’s shortlist of 18 schemes for Civic Voice Design Awards

Civic Voice Awards 2017Civic Voice has announced the shortlist of 18 schemes for its Design Awards which includes a housing development in a World Heritage Site, creative re-use of a set of historic underground tunnels and a treetop walkway.

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Flats and restaurant plan for Poole’s Old Town faces opposition

Historic England has objected to plans for a six-storey flat complex and restaurant in Poole’s historic Old Town.

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Government treating Global Goals as ‘developing world issue’, MPs warn

UK Gov Global Goals 260417The Environmental Audit Committee has criticised the Government for failing to set out a clear plan to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (or ‘Global Goals’) in the UK.

 

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