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Is your IHBC fee late, as it was due in April! Remember ‘Money is NOT the barrier’ to progress in your heritage career, job or trade – from low fees to no fees with the IHBC

IHBC fees are due in April of each year, so if yours is late, please get it sorted now, remembering that money is not the barrier to IHBC membership: along with our great value low fees, we also offer support … Continue reading

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IHBC supports Civic Voice’s 2018 conference: ‘How can we balance conservation and regeneration?’ – Birmingham Rep, 19/20 Oct

The IHBC is delighted to join in supporting the 2018 Civic Voice conference – which asks ‘how can we balance conservation and regeneration’ – and will host a stand for delegates across both days of the conference in Birmingham on … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £160K+ costed work this week: NHMF seeks suppliers for ‘baseline survey’ of register of support services among grantees; closing 07/09, value £15,000

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, with the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this week featuring a call from the National Heritage … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Charity hopes to buy back historic Whitechapel Bell Foundry from developers

The Docklands and East London Advertiser has explored how a charity wants re-open the historic Whitechapel Bell Foundry, following its closure and purchase by developers last year. image: By Mramoeba – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53705569

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IHBC’s CPD ‘Boost AND Better’: On EMPs for building design and construction

Environmental plans – or environmental management plans (EMP) – are an essential tool for setting and managing environmental objectives for a project, and Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host of the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki platform – offers a new briefing … Continue reading

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Select Committee on ‘Regenerating Seaside Towns’: Inquiry seeks written evidence, closing 9/10

The House of Lords Select Committee on Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities has invited written submissions to its inquiry, with the deadline for submissions of written evidence is 1pm on Tuesday 9 October 2018. image: Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced … Continue reading

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Government strategy for England’s Civil Society: ‘…building a future that works for everyone’ – a first in 15 years!

England’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and the Office for Civil Society have issued a strategy that sets out how government will ‘work with and for civil society in the long-term to create a country that works for … Continue reading

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Alan Jones elected RIBA President 2019-21

Alan Jones has been elected the next President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), taking over the two-year presidential term from Ben Derbyshire next year (1 September 2019) while from 1 September 2018 he will officially become RIBA … Continue reading

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HES Consultation: Conservation of historic plasterwork

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is seeking assistance with views on conserving historic plasterwork in Scotland, in a survey commissioned from Adams Napier Partnership. image: S O’Reilly

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SAVE on local legal challenge to St Michael’s in Manchester launched

Manchester Civic Society, through Steve Speakman, chairman, is issuing a legal challenge to planning permission for a 40 storey tower block within a conservation area, in an initiative supported by SAVE Britain’s Heritage.

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Architecture Apprenticeships in England: update

The RIBA has announced that the first standards for architecture apprenticeships have been approved, for both architectural assistant and architect roles.

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ICE on ‘how can we make cities more gender inclusive?’

Ways to make cities more gender inclusive were discussed at the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Infrastructure event, ‘Designing Feminist Cities’, on 19 July at the London headquarters of The Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE).

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IHBC’s latest ‘Jobs etc.’ skills review: Heritage specialisms from regulation and regeneration to project management, design and more

To help profile career opportunities across the conservation and heritage sectors, the IHBC now offers regular reviews of job openings and staff appointments featured in our ‘Jobs etc.’ service, with many posts still open!

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IHBC CPD ‘Boost AND checkup’: DBW on Prefabrication

With sources such as the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki re-posting from our membership journal – on post-war mass housing – Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) has offered a briefing on ‘Prefabrication’ that IHBC members can both review as a ‘CPD boost’ and, … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘IMHO’ feature – from the Guardian: ‘Welcome to Brumbria: should the West Midlands become a national park?

A Guardian opinion piece: Could a plan to turn the West Midlands into a national park transform the Black Country’s unlovely reputation, asks Wolverhampton native Stuart Jeffries.

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Court of Appeal sets out principles in considering the setting of listed buildings and the effect of developments

The Court of Appeal has set out general principles to be applied when considering the setting of listed buildings and the effect of developments, with a report from the Local Government Lawyer. image: IHBC

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BEFS calls for case studies for next Historic Environment Audit

Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) is seeking data and case studies for the next Scottish Historic Environment Audit.

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ACEVO and IoF on ‘Racial diversity in the charity sector’

ACEVO, the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, and the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) have published a report on racial diversity in the heritage sector.

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Director jailed after employees burn to death

Simon Thomerson, Director of Clearview Design & Construction Ltd, has been jailed for eight months after pleading guilty to a health & safety breach that resulted in two brothers working for the company being burnt to death, as reported by … Continue reading

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Plácido Domingo and EU Commissioner Navracsics announce Europe’s top heritage award winners 2018 in Berlin

The winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honour in the field, were celebrated during a high-profile awards ceremony in Berlin on 22 June 2018, in the presence of the Federal President … Continue reading

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LI’s new president launches #ChooseLandscape careers campaign: ‘… to address urgent skills shortages in the landscape profession’

A careers campaign launched by the new president of the Landscape Institute(LI), Adam White, aims to address urgent skills shortages in the landscape profession.

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IHBC London Branch Conference 2018: ‘Creative Conservation: Partnerships and Public Value’ – RCP, 4 October

The IHBC’s London Branch is delighted to  announce the launch of its celebrated annual conference – THE key event in the diary of conservation professionals and their colleagues across London and beyond – which will take place in the Royal … Continue reading

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IHBC spotlights ‘EPCs Call for Evidence’ – RESPONSES NEEDED!’

John Preston, Convenor of the IHBC’s Green Panel and Heritage Chair, at the STBA has highlighted the need for responses to a recent ‘Call for Evidence on Energy Performance Certificates’ (EPCs), with responses required by 19 October, while comments and … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £250M+ costed work this week: East Herts seeks regeneration developer for Bishop’s Stortford site; closing 28/08, values up to £200M

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, with the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this week featuring a call from East Hertfordshire District … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Cash boost helps preserve historic North York Moors monuments

The Darlington and Stockton Times explores how historic monuments in the North York Moors have a brighter future thanks to a £170,000 grant to help enhance them.

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