Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

Look ahead to Brighton 2020 and ‘Old Town : New Futures’: Join the Heritage2020 – #HeritageChat 20 June – Heritage and the High Street

Anyone looking to attend the IHBC’s 2020 School in Brighton might be interested in some early CPD preparation by joining the Heritage Alliance’s ‘Heritage2020’ #HeritageChat on 20 June, which takes as its subject ‘Heritage and the High Street’, a timely … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Context on ‘Building Services’ now out: your next best CPD boost before the Nottingham School, and check out the new design styling too!

IHBC’s next membership journal Context is out, offering critical CPD updates in practice areas linked to its ‘Building Services’ theme, looking at issues of the often hidden details that help our buildings function properly, from sewage and water to lighting … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Historic Belper tea rooms (almost) set to be demolished and replaced with new building

Belper’s historic tea rooms – derelict for nearly four decades – are finally set to be demolished and replaced with a new building, reports the Belper News.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: ‘Rochdale Reimagined’, as architecture students put forward new designs for town centre heritage sites

Masters degree students at the Manchester School of Architecture have re-imagined historic heritage sites in Rochdale and put forward new designs for heritage sites in the town centre to help breathe new life into the area, and will showcase 50 … Continue reading

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IHBC’s CPD ‘Bauhaus centenary’ boost, no. 2: ‘Bauhaus Bookshelf’ makes works accessible that continue to inspire designers worldwide

IHBC members can secure more free online CPD-linked learning tied to the Bauhaus in its centenary year – and download copies of original Bauhaus books, journals, manifestos & ads – by following the CPD boost from Open Culture below.

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IHBC congratulates Malcolm Airs on OBE appointment: Your institute’s past president, past chair, and much more

The IHBC has congratulated Malcolm Airs – Past President and past Chair of the IHBC and emeritus professor of conservation and the historic environment at Kellogg College, University of Oxford, as well as contributor  to the most recent edition of … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Green panel convenor highlights new consultation on Private Rented Sector regulations for England and Wales

John Preston, IHBC Green Panel convenor, has highlighted to members the coming consultation on the ‘Trajectory for the Private Rented Sector’ regulations in England and Wales, in particular the imminent discussion of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and other issues at … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘HESPR’ pick from £1.4M+ costed opportunities this week: Anglesey Column Trust (ACT) seeks service provider for Marquess of Anglesey’s Column, closing 3/07, value £800K

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 NewsBlog readers this week features a call from the Anglesey Column … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (2019 School) doorstep’: Dramatic pictures show huge structure lifted onto roof of Nottingham’s ‘most secret’ building

Dramatic pictures show the moment a huge temporary framework was added to one of Nottingham’s most beautiful historic buildings, Bromley House – the city’s oldest subscription library – all in the dead of the night, reports Nottinghamshire Live.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (Vic Soc’s Yorkshire) doorstep’:  Society ‘deeply concerned’ by review of Sheffield’s 38 conservation areas

The Yorkshire Post has reported on how the Victorian Society has accused Sheffield Council of showing ‘disregard’ for conservation areas in the city’, which it says is evidenced by a plethora of tower schemes in or next to conservation areas … Continue reading

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IHBC member? Make your life easier and remind your colleagues about IHBC’s FREE taster NewsBlogs: ‘Accessible sector news, by email, for anyone in the UK and beyond’

IHBC members are encouraged to remind all colleagues that they can take up a 6-month ‘taster’ of free email news updates –  our NewsBlogs – and experience key IHBC member privileges while also getting CPD benefits by improving their understanding … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Award highlighted to DBW’s 10,000 users: Closing 31 July

The IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Award has been featured by Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host partner of the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki and self-styled ‘knowledge base for the construction industry’ – with posts both on the Home Page of its … Continue reading

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Need a CPD boost that looks ahead to IHBC’s 2020 Annual School, in Brighton, on ‘Old Towns – New Futures’? HE references 5 Historic High Streets types

Historic England (HE) references around 5,000 high streets in the United Kingdom and, while traditionally the epicentre of community life, their role has dramatically changed in the last few decades, so they have outlined ‘five of the most distinctive styles … Continue reading

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IHBC responds to HE consultation on Historic Environment Advisor Apprenticeships

The IHBC submitted its response to the Historic England (HE)-led consultation on Historic Environment Advisor Apprenticeship. 

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Swindon Advertiser jubilant as £1.35M Carriage Works cultural institute gets the go-ahead

The regeneration of some of the most famous buildings in Swindon – and a vital part of the town’s industrial heritage – will continue, The Swindon Advertiser happily reports, as planning permission has been granted by Swindon Borough Council for … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD Boost: Do you know your JCT and contract updates? See the latest in the free download ‘JCT: From contract to construction’

The free ebook. ‘JCT: From contract to construction’, looks at the latest insights on construction contracts from the JCT (in origin, the ‘Joint Contracts Tribunal’) and the evolution of its offerings in an ever-changing business and political environment.

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IHBC’s signpost to the future, from the BBC: If a house was designed by machine, how would it look?

A house designed using algorithms and machines chose complex, organic-looking forms, which were stronger and more efficient than straight lines, so the BBC asks if all the houses of the future look like this?

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REMINDER: This sound like you? Then maybe you could be IHBC’s new ‘Professional Development (PD) Officer –

PASSIONATE about conservation LOVE travel and seeing new and old places ENJOY working with people ZEST for learning and education BORED with regular commutes PREFER flexible working INHERENTLY self-motivated UNDERSTAND leadership NATURAL communicator, online and in person STRIVE for new … Continue reading

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IHBC 2019 Nottingham Full School getting full, as tour options narrow, so book now to maximise CPD benefits… and help avoid disasters too!

With more than 180 delegates already booked for the IHBC’s 2019 Day School in Nottingham in July, its networking value is self-evident, but if you are thinking of the Full (3-day) School, do book soon, as tour options are narrowing … Continue reading

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IHBC Green Panel headlines urgent call for carbon data on refurbs etc., for new Heritage Counts report on ‘Understanding Carbon…’: closes 14 June

There is an urgent call out for data for inclusion in a forthcoming Heritage Counts report on ‘Understanding Carbon in the Historic Environment’, with a deadline of 14 June, as John Preston, IHBC Green Panel convenor, has highlighted. image: John … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £100M+ costed opportunities this week: States of Jersey seeks ‘placemaking strategy’ etc. for the future Fort Regent, closing 18/06, no value stated

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 NewsBlog readers this week features a call from the States of … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD Yearbook boost via DBW: Conservation in action at Scotland’s Engine Shed, from ‘paddlers’ to ‘divers’

From Historic Environment Scotland (HES), The Engine Shed is Scotland’s Building Conservation Centre in Stirling, and it uses a simple model to target diverse audiences, as all is now explained via the IHBC’s 2018 Yearbook and Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost from URBACT: ‘What on earth do the arts and culture have to do with climate change?’

Claire Buckley, Lead Expert and Director of Environmental Sustainability at Julie’s Bicycle, says that time is of the essence concerning climate action for the arts and culture sector in a new article from URBACT, ‘the European Territorial Cooperation programme aiming … Continue reading

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IHBC’s CPD support for 2019 Nottingham School: Top notch content supported by analytics, guidance, certification and much more!

With Continuing Professional Development (CPD) a mandatory duty for all accredited IHBC members (i.e. Full and Associate) and recommended for Affiliates (i.e non-accredited), the 2019 Annual School in Nottingham (4-6 July) on ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience’, offers some of the … Continue reading

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IHBC responds to HE consultation draft guidance on ‘Conserving Georgian and Victorian terraced housing’

The IHBC has submitted its response to the recent Historic England (HE) consultation on its draft guidance document: ‘Conserving Georgian and Victorian terraced housing: A guide to managing change’.

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