#IHBCVirtualSchool2020: Speaker bios & interim CPD support in place for ‘OLD TOWNS | NEW FUTURES’… from a Global Pandemic, 19 June, from just £15+VAT

Speaker biographies and interim learning (CPD) resources for the IHBC’s 2020 Virtual School #IHBCVirtualSchool2020 are now online, on topics from Environment (Carl Elefante, 94th President, American Institute of Architects) to Urbanism (Prof. Plácido González Martínez), Community (Carole Souter, previously HLF), Planning (Cliff Hague, RTPI Past President), Government (Kris Declercq, Burgemeester, Roeselare) and Economics (Adala Leeson, Historic England), so with places limited, book now to secure your place at ‘OLD TOWNS | NEW FUTURES’…  from a Global Pandemic, on 19 June, with fees starting at £15+ VAT.

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IHBC ‘Virtual MATEs’: IHBC’s digital membership application support pilot 13/05, pm– limited places available

IHBC’s celebrated MATE sessions are evolving as online experiences in addition to our popular ‘in vivo’ programme, so if you want to join in the pilot, while also getting guidance on your membership application form, top-notch CPD AND kudos for helping out the IHBC, contact our Professional Development Officer Ramona Usher and book your ‘Virtual MATE’ place for Wednesday, 13 May, from 2.30-4.30, but remember you have to do some small prep first to!

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IHBC’s COVID-19 furlough update on your comms: Update your NewsBlog email alert contacts etc.

If you are on furlough, or similarly detached from your usual network, office or working environment, be sure to keep your most important specialist network up to date by getting the IHBC’s NewsBlogs email alerts sent where they are of most use to you.

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IHBC’s new ‘CPD Circular’ now out: Supporting relevant and accessible CPD from the IHBC, Recognised CPD Providers, partners and more!

The IHBC has issued its current ‘CPD Circular’, with its distinctive lockdown-compliant support and content, offering the usual consolidated access to the best of the IHBC’s own Continuing Professional Development (CPD), as well as opportunities from ‘IHBC Recognised CPD Providers’ and other conservation CPD priority events.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 46: Guidance for local government, includes ‘planning and building safety’

Guidance for local councils during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak includes resources on planning and building safety.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 47: … impact on markets, geopolitics and real estate, via RICS

logoThe Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has reported back from a panel of experts convened to analyse the impact the pandemic is having on the global economy and geopolitical landscape; how real estate is being impacted, and what structural changes it will bring in the future.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 48: Local Authority (coronavirus) regulations for Wales

Wales Gov welsh dragonRegulations have come into effect in Wales that make temporary provision in relation to local authority meetings and for public and press access to these meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 49: Council of Europe recommendations on Citizens’ Engagement under Covid-19 restrictions, and the TCI’s take

The Council of Europe has outlined parameters in civil engagement to be recognised under the Covid-19 crisis restrictions, and The Consultation Institute (TCI) has adjusted its guidance accordingly.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 50: HE’s contacts update

logoHistoric England (HE) has helpfully offered updates on office arrangements under the lockdown.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £30M+ costed works: National body seeks asset advisers etc., closing 9/06, value £30M

logoThe IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails its members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this week features a call from a national body in England for advisers on historic assets, closing 9 June, valued at £30M.

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New measures to protect UK high streets from aggressive rent collection and closure

street sceneThe UK Government has outlined how high street shops and other companies under strain will be protected from aggressive rent collection and asked to pay what they can during the coronavirus pandemic.

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NTS sets up it’s own ‘heritage lottery’ fund

The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) has set up its own heritage lottery fund ‘helping to protect the things we love about Scotland’.

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Five years on from the earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal, heritage-led recovery is uniting community

Since the Gorkha earthquake killed almost 9,000 people in April 2015, Nepal has been on a slow and arduous route to recovery, while its vibrant cultural heritage of monuments, religious places, crafts, festivals and traditional practices has been key to this process, The Conversation has observed.

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Shape our future! Share, promote, like and celebrate IHBC’s 2020 Virtual School – ‘OLD TOWNS | NEW FUTURES’…  from a Global Pandemic – across your networks

Remember that the best way to support your career and aspirations after the pandemic is to shape them now, so let all your networks know about our @IHBCTweet #IHBCVirtualSchool2020 ‘OLD TOWNS | NEW FUTURES’…  from a Global Pandemic, on 19 June, by ‘liking’, sharing and celebrating our low-cost, accessible initiative across your networks, and help make our valued post-pandemic places more sustainable!

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IHBC ‘Members with benefits’: 15% off ‘Building Conservation’ courses from CIOB Academy’s ‘Online classroom’ – 2/3 June, 2/7 July

The CIOB Academy continues its support for IHBC members’ CPD on select courses, offering members 15% off forthcoming courses in Building Conservation and Project Management simply using the code below, with the next available dates of 2-3 June, and 6-7 July.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 40: NI Environment Link ‘Impact Survey Report’

Northern Ireland Environment Link (NIEL) has issued the results of a Coronavirus Impact Survey of environment and conservation organisations in Northern Ireland (NI).

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 41: ONS blogs on coronavirus impacts

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is producing information on how society and the economy are being affected during the coronavirus pandemic, with a blog post exploring the latest insights from ONS data by Iain Bell, Deputy National Statistician at the ONS, now online.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 42: Construction industry Coronavirus task force convened

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has convened a Construction Industry Task Force to provide a focal point for co-ordinating the industry response to Covid19, and to facilitate communication between the industry and Government.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 43: Coping during COVID-19 – A checklist for construction projects

Via UK Construction Week, Michael Riordan, UK managing director of construction consultancy Linesight, offers some important steps to take to protect sites, projects and businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 44: Free backgrounds for Virtual meetings from Studio Ghibli

Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli Releases free backgrounds for virtual meetings: Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away & More.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 45: THA’s update on Heritage Chat

logoThe Heritage Alliance (THA) has issued the summary of its April ‘Heritage Chat’, which covered the ‘immediate and longer-term issues that heritage sector organisations… are facing due to COVID-19.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week, from REA, on 50 years of Earth Day

logoThe IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts that include notices gleaned from across the development sector’s publications, and this week features insights to ‘50 Years of Earth Day’.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Shock and dismay as historic monument vandalised with ‘stay at home’ message

Shock and dismay have been expressed after an historic Somerset monument was vandalised with a “stay at home” message, writes Somerset Live.

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IHBC CPD boost: Social Media & engaging with online communities, from the TCI

The Consultation Institute (TCI) has issued an update on how social media engagement should complement existing consultation processes.

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IHBC’s CPD Boost: Explore (and assist) DBW’s development of construction industry acronyms

devicesDesigning Buildings Wiki (DBW), host platform for the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki, both seeks and offers help in developing a resource for commonly used acronyms in the construction industry.

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