Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

IHBC’s latest ‘Jobs etc.’ skills review: Specialist areas and skills in demand, from design and project management to regulation 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 celebrated – and very cost-effective – ‘Jobs etc.’ service, with many posts still open … Continue reading

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IHBC supports LPOC petition on VAT reductions for LBs: ‘…it is perverse that repairs should be subject to VAT when new development is not’.

The IHBC is calling for signatories to the Listed Property Owners Club (LPOC) petition to the Chancellor for reduced VAT on select listed building (LB) works, with the IHBC’s Chair stating that ‘it is perverse that repairs should be subject … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £300K+ costed work this week: ChurchCare seeks IHBC/IOSH Project Manager for St Martin of Tours, Womersley – closing 12/09

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 from the issue this week featuring a call from … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘heritage from the (international) doorstep’: Ireland’s most expensive house (d. 1902) to be demolished for new-build mansion (d. 2019?) thrice the size.

Walford, a c,1902 house in Dublin’s most sought-after area, Ballsbridge, sold for €58m in 2005 before billionaire Dermot Desmond bought it for €14.25m in 2016, is now to be demolished and replaced by a new-build, as planners say it ‘does … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘IHMO’ signpost 1: ‘What if mothers or teenagers designed our cities?’

An opinion piece in the Guardian by Christine Murray (founder of the Women in Architecture Awards) invites us to consider what our cities would look like if cities reflected their diverse populations, prompted by a recent architectural visualisation of a … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘IHMO’ signpost 2: IHBC 2018 School Friend UAH on contingency plans post-Belfast fire & the sad fate of local heritage

Nikki McVeigh of Ulster Architectural Heritage (UAH), the national amenity society, has criticised the lack of forward planning surrounding the Belfast Bank Buildings Fire, and in an opinion piece in the Belfast Telegraph asks ‘Why the partial destruction of Primark … Continue reading

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IHBC North Branch, & partners, present Ian Hume on the ‘Structural repair of historic buildings’, Carlisle Civic Centre, 4 Oct, £25/day, includes lunch!

IHBC North Branch, Carlisle Building Control?and Cumbria Conservation Officers’ Group, are all delighted to present an exploration of ‘Structural repair of historic buildings’ by Ian Hume, former Head of Conservation Engineering at English Heritage, on 4 October – from 9.30 … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD Boost, with a twist – Our ‘Quiz with Context’: Demolition or alteration?

Readers of the IHBC’s membership journal Context  know that we publish regular articles and news relating to built environment heritage conservation, BUT… have you considered using the journal for CPD with colleagues?

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IHBC’s ‘IMHO’ signpost: Design Council on ‘Design and Diversity’ – Is there a link?

The Design Council has issued an opinion piece discussing diversity in the workplace, raising questions on how best to promote and discuss matters relating to genuine diversity, inclusion and ‘belonging’.

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IHBC’s 2018 Member Survey: National Review – Updates, feedback, clarifications and forward plans

To build on the IHBC’s 2017-18 Member survey [https://ihbconline.co.uk/newsachive/?p=18289] and its resoundingly positive results – such as 92% of members satisfied or very satisfied with services, and 94% likely or very likely to recommend IHBC membership – in April IHBC … Continue reading

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IHBC NewsBlog Branches Update: Explore Branch CPD events across the UK

Now that holidays are finished, why not take some time to plan your CPD ready for the autumn schedule of events? Want to boost your skills in the sector? Volunteer with our professional Branches! Browse a variety of Branch events, … Continue reading

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IHBC Chair James Caird on ‘When mistakes become heritage’ – Featured to DBW’s 9000 registered users!

IHBC Chair James Caird’s recent Context article – ‘When history’s mistakes become today’s heritage’ – has been featured to the 9000 registered users on the email Newsletter of Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW), host partner of the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki, and … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £2.6M+ costed work this week: Oxford CC seeks landscape and heritage advice – closing 13/09

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 Oxford City Council … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘International’ signpost: On fears for the maintenance of French bridges

The recent bridge collapse incident in Genoa has raised concerns in France, with reports commissioned into the condition of the Highways bridges revealing that 840 bridges are at risk of collapse in the medium term.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from all our doorsteps’: Reports on alleged profit from Hadlow Tower sale… despite £3M public investment

Kent Online – like other major publications such as the Telegraph, Metro and the Sun – has carried reports on the case of a developer allegedly profiting from heritage grant funding, and not adhering to public opening requirements required in … Continue reading

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IHBC’s 2018 Member survey: Feedback, update and forward plans for ‘CP25’

On 12 April 2018 IHBC trustees reviewed the resoundingly positive results from the most recent Member Survey  – with headline endorsements including 92% of members satisfied or very satisfied with services, and 94% likely or very likely to recommend IHBC … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘IMHO’ signpost: Barbara Res (the woman behind Trump Tower!) on ‘Why are women in construction leaving their hard won jobs?’

Construction Matters has featured a blog by Barbara Res, the woman behind Trump Tower, as she explains why women in the U.S. are turning their backs on construction, and what the industry can do to buck this alarming trend.

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New Context out, with a new angle: ‘Theory to Practice and back again!

The latest issue of the IHBC’s membership journal Context is now out, themed around ‘From Theory to Practice and Back Again’ as it explores how academic research has been used in practice, and what academics can learn through engagement with … Continue reading

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IHBC spotlights HODs as ‘Heritage On your Doorstep’: Welcome to September!

Many IHBC members and colleagues will be involved in Heritage Open Days (HODs) and their equivalent during September 2018, while events take place throughout Europe to open doors and venues at no charge, and run special events for all.

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £1.6M+ costed work this week: Liverpool CC seeks services for local Spatial Regeneration Framework (SRF) closing 05/09

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 Liverpool City Council … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD Boost: Consultation- who and how?

The Consultation Institute has published a discussion on whose views we may be hearing through consultation activities, arguing that stakeholder mapping is needed and that we should consult both the ‘worried’ and the ‘wider’ public, suggesting methods for this as … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘IMHO’ signpost: GHF on ‘How Heritage Became Sexy (and what that means for the future of Conservation)’

The academic study of heritage is experiencing an unexpected renaissance as, after decades of consignment to the ivory tower, ‘heritage’ has emerged as a favored buzzword, appearing in modern marketing for travel agencies, music festivals, and even celebrity food show, … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost: The origins of BRE and its role in the Dambusters’ raid

The BRE has written a short summary of the historical importance of Operation Chastise (Dambusters’ Raid) for building and engineering, with reference to its own archives. 

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IHBC CPD Boost: Who owns the space under cities? The Guardian on ‘mapping the earth beneath us’

The Guardian has reported on how the space under cities is getting busier – from transport excavations to billionaire’s mega-basements – and asks ‘how to keep track of what’s down there?’

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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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