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IHBC is at the 2019 Natural Stone Show, naturally – offering delegates news on IHBC’s HESPR, Conservation Wiki and much more: Excel, 30/4 to 2/5 – with more updates now out!

The IHBC will host its regular stand at the Natural Stone Show’s Conservation Area, from 30 April to 2 May, in London’s ExCel, courtesy Historic England, so be sure to visit this free CPD event, while more programme updates are … Continue reading

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IHBC trustee and Technical Panel lead Prof John Edwards explores with CIOB how ‘Conservation is driving quality in construction’, for its annual ‘conservation etc.’ conference, 30 April, London

Quality in construction is – quite rightly – under the spotlight, so IHBC trustee and Technical Panel lead Prof John Edwards has made the case in to members of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) that Conservation is driving quality … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (School) doorstep’: Edinburgh pupils to be taught construction skills to boost recruitment

School pupils in one of Edinburgh’s most deprived communities are to be taught construction skills in an initiative aimed at boosting recruitment in the sector, writes Holyrood Magazine. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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IHBC’s CPD Boost on ‘Adversarial behaviour in the UK construction industry’, from DBW

As a built environment discipline, conservation is no less susceptible to adversarial tactics than that sector as a whole – see for example our ‘Ten Red Flags…’ Guidance Note on the IHBC’s ToolBox – while Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW), as … Continue reading

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IHBC’s CPD ‘Bauhaus centenary’ Boost: Original Bauhaus Books and Journals free to download!

Members can download original Bauhaus books & journals for free, as part of a digital celebration of the founding of the Bauhaus School 100 years ago! image: Monoskop website

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IHBC Nottingham 2019 – ‘Perspectives to take to School’: Notre Dame, the story so far…

Paris’ Notre-Dame Cathedral, one of Europe’s most celebrated religious buildings, was devastated by a fire Monday night, while its investigation, restoration and reinstatement undoubtedly will be a focus – and touchstone – of conservation philosophies for decades to come. image: … Continue reading

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IHBC’s 2019 Nottingham School Branch free 7 May pre-School evening update: ‘Contemporary challenges and solutions for protecting heritage…’

In advance of Nottingham hosting the IHBC’s 2019 Annual School on 4-6 July, the East Midlands Branch is offering a special free event in the city’s Urban Room, exploring ‘Contemporary challenges and solutions’ to protect heritage in the East Midlands, … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £290K+ costed work: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew etc. seeks condition survey of Wakehurst Mansion, closing 25/04, value £65k

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 Royal Botanic … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Talks on future improvements of ‘vast woodland areas’ at Duff House, Banff

The Press and Journal has reported on talks being held to find the best way to improve Duff House Woodland Parkland, surrounding Duff House in Banff – once part of the estate, but sold off over the years – as … Continue reading

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IHBC offers sympathies to Paris – and Europe and beyond – on Notre Dame fire, as scale of damage continues under review

With the assessment of the scale of the fire damage to Notre Dame and its causes still ongoing, the IHBC offers its sympathies to the people of France, to Europe and to the world.

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IHBC responds to HE guidance on terraced housing

The IHBC has responded to a consultation on Historic England’s (HE) ‘Conserving Georgian and Victorian terraced housing: A guide to managing change’, welcoming the guidance but offering advice on what more could be included and how it could be improved. image: Joanna … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (union) doorstep’: Dudley council to undertake Unite’s pioneering construction charter

Dudley Council is to become the latest local council in the West Midlands to use its influence to support local construction workers by signing up to Unite’s construction charter, a pioneering agreement to ensure that working conditions and building standards … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (engineering) doorstep’: HE’s new guidance on piling reported to engineers

Ground Engineering News has updated readers on Historic England’s (HE) publication of its guidance on piling.

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IHBC’s newest Context out: – Featuring Scotland’s ‘Highlands and Islands’, and far beyond…

The latest issue of IHBC’s membership journal Context is now out, themed around practice issues relating to – or in parallel with –  conservation in Scotland’s ‘Highlands and Islands’, including the challenges and achievements of working in diverse rural areas, … Continue reading

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IHBC’s 2019 Nottingham School Branch host offers free pre-School evening, 7 May: ‘Contemporary challenges and solutions for protecting heritage…’

In advance of Nottingham hosting the IHBC’s 2019 Annual School on 4-6 July,  the East Midlands regional branch is hosting a special free event on ‘Contemporary challenges and solutions for protecting heritage in the East Midlands’, on Tuesday 7 May … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £1.4M+ costed work: NLHF etc. seek impact evaluation of Future Parks Accelerator (FPA) funding, closing 29/04, value £90-100k

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 a partnership between … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from Belfast’s doorstep’: Proposal to turn Clarence Chambers into new offices given the green light despite heritage and civic concerns

Newry businessman Brian McConville’s bid to redevelop the listed Clarence Chambers building in the centre of Belfast into a modern office development has won the approval of planning officials despite heritage and civic concerns.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Local concerns over ‘bridge of scrapes’ plan, from The Northern Echo

The Northern Echo has highlighted how a £500,000 plan to transform a historic bridge and make it more suitable as a busy commuter route has been recommended for approval, against specialist advice.

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Reminder: Book now for low-cost ‘early-bird’ IHBC School rates at Nottingham 2019 ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience’

Booking now for the 2019 IHBC Annual School – in Nottingham on 4-6 July, on ’Heritage, Risk & Resilience: Confronting conservation calamities’, BUT ‘early bird’ low cost rates close on 20 April.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Planning approval for restoration of historic border bridge, writes The Berwick Advertiser

Plans to ‘take apart and rebuild’ a historic bridge linking England and Scotland have been approved by Northumberland County Council and its Scottish counterpart, in a plan celebrated by The Berwick Advertiser.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Celebrating c. £0.5 Billion investment in the pipeline for Sunderland city centre

The North East Times has reported on a transformational plan to breathe new life into Sunderland City Centre, which could attract investment of close to half a billion pounds by 2030!

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‘C+ MATE’ – Closing time is coming! Booking ends soon for your FREE IHBC MATE Council+ place on May 2, London:
‘The best way to add value to your practice and CPD, with new networks, learning and insights too – all for free, for you, from the IHBC!’

The next IHBC Council+ will be on 2 May in central London, and offer a unique opportunity to get involved in the IHBC and shape the our accreditation training, support and guidance, all while informing the work of your professional body, … Continue reading

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DON’T FORGET: IHBC’s coming to the Natural Stone Show 2019, naturally – Offering delegates HESPR, Conservation Wiki and more: Excel, 30/4-2/5 – with exhibitor list now live!

The IHBC will host its regular stand at the Natural Stone Show’s Conservation Area from 30 April, in London’s ExCel, so please be sure to visit us as well as access all the other free IHBC-recognised CPD on offer, including … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £450k+ costed work this week: Swansea Council seeks evaluation of refurb of G II Listed Powerhouse building etc., closing 19/04, 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 Swansea Council which … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Owners of Weston’s dilapidated GII* Birnbeck Pier receive repairs notice

Bristol Live has reported on how a repairs notice has been served on the owners by the local council after ‘exhausting’ all other options on the Grade II* (GII*) listed Birnbeck pier, Weston-super-Mare.

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