Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

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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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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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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IHBC CPD boost, in Context, on ‘Lime and stone’: Reopening historic quarries to repair Exeter Cathedral

Even within environmentally sensitive areas planning permission to reopen historic building stone quarries is possible, as Emily Harper and Sue Penaluna explain in their article on the repair of Exeter Cathedral from IHBC’s membership journal Context, No. 154, themed on … Continue reading

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IHBC NewsBlog Branches Update: Branch & partner CPD & more, across the UK

Summertime is an ideal period for holidays and for planning future Autumn CPD events open to IHBC members and non-members, while our new NewsBlog resource means you can browse the wide range of Branch and partner CPD events on the IHBC … Continue reading

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IHBC’s free ‘MATE’ sessions – Supporting accreditation across HESPR members’ staff: Woodhall Conservation, Purcell and RSK

Kate Kendall, IHBC’s Learning Education, Training and Standards (LETS) Officer – and our lead on training for IHBC accreditation – has undertaken another three, well-received Membership Application Training Event (MATE) sessions – with members of the IHBC’s HESPR quality assurance … Continue reading

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IHBC welcome new HES INFORM series guide: Thatched Roofs

The IHBC has welcomed the latest publication in the heritage INFORM series, published by Historic Environment Scotland(HES), on thatched roofs.

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IHBC CPD boost AND checkup: Critical learning from DBW on ‘Rights to light’

Using references such as the RICS Rights of light: Practical guidance for chartered surveyors in England and Wales, Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host partner of the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki – offers a briefing on ‘Rights to light’ that IHBC members … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes PLACE Alliance & partners research: ‘Reviewing design review in London’

The IHBC has welcomed a new study by PLACE Alliance and partners – Reviewing design review in London – examining design review cases in London to provide ‘a 360-degree analysis of the diversity of design review practices across London and … Continue reading

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Building History Bulletin from Cambridge MSt features IHBC successes: 2017 Student Award winner Rodolfo Acevedo Rodriguez and more…

The ‘Building History Newsletter’ of the IHBC-recognised Cambridge Master of Studies (MSt) in Building History highlighted the success of their IHBC Gus Astley Annual Student Award winner for 2017, Rodolfo Acevedo Rodriguez, while also reporting that course graduate Sophie Hetherington … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Historic building in Leeds set for healthy new lease of life

The Yorkshire Evening Post has explored how a landmark building in Leeds that suffered years of neglect, the former York Road Library, is on course for a bright and healthy future as a major transformation project enters its closing stages.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (museum) doorstep’: V&A’s ‘less scary’ entrance drives up visitor numbers

The Guardian has reported on how the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has bucked its trend of falling numbers with a new piazza and Pink Floyd show.

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IHBC’s HESPR reaches 40 practices as we welcome BuckleyGrayYeoman to our quality assurance scheme

BuckleyGrayYeoman, an established AJ100 architecture and design practice based in Shoreditch, London has become the 40th practice working in the historic environment to be recognised under the IHBC’s conservation service listing scheme HESPR: IHBC’s ‘Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition’.

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IHBC CPD boost from Open Culture: Bauhaus buildings and radical modernism in architecture

An Open Culture article, with video and links, outlines how the radical buildings of the Bauhaus helped revolutionise architecture. CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=647043

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IHBC’s ‘IMHO’ opinion from PBC Today: Is urban regeneration worth the effort?

In a recent issue of Planning and Building Control Today (PBC Today) Kim Vernau, CEO at BLP Insurance, highlights the key points raised at an interactive discussion organised for industry peers on whether regeneration can really work in practice to … Continue reading

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IHBC on Revised NPPF: ‘From a built heritage perspective, the revised NPPF is an opportunity lost’

With the publication of England’s revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) IHBC officers have highlighted the chances missed, as Policy Secretary Roy Lewis said: ‘Unfortunately, it will be a long wait before we get another opportunity to shape planning policy … Continue reading

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