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IHBC welcomes new professional and training support staff: Ramona Usher and Sarah Cheng

The IHBC is delighted to welcome two new consultants to assist in the development of our CPD and accreditation and training support programmes – which include our celebrated MATE (Membership Application Training Event) sessions: Dr Ramona Usher will lead on … Continue reading

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Extended and updated: IHBC free CPD benefits at The Listed Property Show South West – now with unlimited free places for members, and opportunities to volunteer too: Bristol, 21/09

The IHBC has enhanced its CPD partnership with the Listed Property Owners Club (LPOC) now with free places for all members at The Listed Property Show South West, in Bristol on 21 September, alongside limited complimentary tickets for members and … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £20M+ of opportunities this week: Pallant House seeks Multi Disciplinary Design Team, closing 13/09, valued £400K

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick for this week features a call from Pallant House Gallery for a … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Famous Bowie Bandstand in Bromley wins listed status

Known to almost everyone as the Bowie Bandstand, The Bromley Times applauds its recent listing as ‘it should be protected forever’.

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IHBC’s ‘CPD boost’, out of Context and from ‘Building Services’: Lighting standards, World Heritage, and Bath

The city of Bath is well known for its stunning architecture and beautiful stone, but few might consider the everyday details like lighting, and the skills taken to maintain and restore such features, so Rhys Brookes invites us to examine … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes new RIBA report, recognition of LA roles and conservation accreditation: ‘Design Matters’

The IHBC has welcomed conclusions in the new RIBA publication ‘showcasing the contribution of architects to the evolution of our built environment’, including ‘Encouraging the use of accredited conservation professionals as advisers and practitioners’ and ‘Ensuring that local authorities [LAs] … Continue reading

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Next IHBC NI Branch CPD session: ‘Glenarm Castle and Walled Garden’ morning, 20 September

The IHBC’s Northern Ireland (NI) Branch has organised its next Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event at Glenarm Castle, with a morning dedicated to ‘conservation, diversification and sustainability’, including practical insights and onsite demonstrations from the estate manager, stonemasons and lime … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Landmark Newcastle GI church to reopen after a decade

A landmark Grade I (GI) listed church, All Saints in Newcastle, will be brought back into use after a decade of standing empty, a fact warmly welcome by many locals, including The Northern Echo.

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IHBC’s ‘CPD boost’, out of Context: Creative thinking in neighbourhood planning – Dorchester on Thames

If you work with development plans, or get involved in community projects, the article in a recent Context, by Prof. Malcolm Airs. is essential reading: a case study of planning for heritage in Oxfordshire from the point of view of … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020 with an ‘IMHO’ signpost from Reuters and Nashville: As U.S. ‘superstar’ cities thrive, weaker ones get left behind

In the depths of the financial crisis, when the world was shunning debt and battening down for the worst, city officials in Nashville zagged in what seemed a preposterous direction and spent $600 million on a new convention centre. image: … Continue reading

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IHBC’s newest Context now out: Remembering the Second World War

The latest issue of the IHBC’s membership journal Context is now out, themed around ‘Remembering the Second World War’, using UK-wide case studies to explore core IHBC CPD themes including valuing heritage as an emblem and memorial; managing heritage resources, … Continue reading

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IHBC London Branch conference launched: ‘From Bauhaus to Brutalism and Beyond: Conserving Post-War Buildings and Places’, Wednesday 2 Oct – bauhaustobrutalism.ihbc.org.uk #IHBCBauhaustoBrutalism

The IHBC London Branch conference for 2019, bauhaustobrutalism.ihbc.org.uk – #IHBCBauhaustoBrutalism, will offer critical CPD around the thorny but topical issue of ‘conserving post-war buildings and places’, over a programme of talks, challenges, networking and more, with content ranging from thermal … Continue reading

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IHBC at LPOC Bristol, with benefits: The Listed Property Show South West, 21 Sept – limited free places ( ‘first come’ allocation) & unlimited reduced rate tickets for IHBC members

The IHBC continues its partnering with the Listed Property Owners Club (LPOC) with reduced rates (and limited free places) for members as well an IHBC outreach stand on offer at The Listed Property Show South West, in Bristol on 21 … Continue reading

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See #IHBCNottingham2019, on ‘structures’, on video: More 2019 Day School talks now out on IHBC’s YouTube channel

IHBC’s 2019 Annual School included the Day School exploration of structural aspects of its overarching theme – ‘Heritage, Risk and Resilience’ – through presentations led by Ed Morton and Gez Pegram, while these are now available on IHBC’s YouTube channel, … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £5.6M+ total opportunities this week: Community Archaeology Consultant sought for ‘Belief in the NE’ project, closing 16/08

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 this week featuring a call from the Department of Archaeology in … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Pontefract Castle is removed from the ‘at risk’ register

The Pontefract and Castleford Express has highlighted how Pontefract Castle has survived through battles and sieges, but has had time as its real enemy, but following a £5 million investment the castle has been removed from the ‘at risk’ list … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes HE’s update on post-NPPF revision heritage guidance – and adds some further thoughts…

The IHBC has warmly welcomed the new Historic England (HE) briefing on the government’s post-NPPF revision guidance on built and historic environment and conservation planning, while adding some further points also worthy of note.

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Edinburgh’s Climate Heritage Network Global Launch, 24-25 October: With IHBC in attendance

The Climate Heritage Network Global Launch in Edinburgh is a two-day programme (24-25 October) devoted to urgently mobilizing the cultural heritage sector for climate action in Europe and across the globe, which will have the IHBC in attendance.

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IHBC’s ‘CPD boost’, out of Context: Doing architectural research – pleasures and perils

The recent Context – on the Scottish Highlands and Islands offers distinct takes on architectural research in rural areas north and south of the Scottish borders, with insights from each that can promote critical reflections – personal and collective – … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘CPD boost’: CIC’s ‘Model Mediation Agreement and Procedure’ for construction and engineering disputes

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has published the CIC Model Mediation Agreement and Procedure (CIC MMAP), a model agreement and procedure to assist parties compromise a construction and engineering dispute using mediation.

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See #IHBCNottingham2019 on ‘FIRE’: More 2019 School talks on IHBC’s YouTube channel

IHBC’s 2019 Day School speakers on ‘Heritage, Risk and Resilience’ – Steve Emery, of Oxford University, and Liz Davidson, Senior Project Manager, Glasgow School of Art – explored different aspects of fire impacts and responses at the UK’s lead annual … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020: High streets, community projects and ‘meanwhile’ use – an update from England for IHBC’s Brighton 2020 School

England’s government has updated on progress in its ‘plans to take back control of vacant high streets’, just one of many threads in the challenges to be explored at the IHBC’s Brighton 2020 School, ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’, on … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £210K+ of opportunities this week: Consultant sought by Tower Hamlets to assist on a Tall Buildings SPD, closing 03/09, valued £150K

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick for this week features a call from the Tower Hamlets Borough for … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Safety fears raised over Cambridgeshire town’s historic bridge chapel

Future access to the lower floor and balcony of St Ives’ historic bridge chapel is in question over safety concerns, an issue The Hunts Post – which covers Huntingdonshire and South Cambridgeshire – looks at in more detail.

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IHBC’s ‘CPD boost’, out of Context: Scottish perspectives on effective community engagement

In the recent Context – on the Scottish Highlands and Islands – Dawn McDowell explores the work that the designations team at Historic Environment Scotland (HES) carries out with communities, offering useful insights and perspectives for practitioners undertaking community engagement … Continue reading

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