Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 35: Government testing ’access summaries’ include ‘those whose work cannot be done from home’.

The Government has confirmed that ‘anyone with symptoms whose work cannot be done from home’ (including ‘construction workers’) is now eligible to apply for ?#COVID19 testing.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 36: TCI explores planning guidance impacts, including removing pre-app consultations etc.

The Consultation Institute (TCI) has published an Associate’s review on recent adjustments in planning procedures and protocols.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 37: NI DfC update Department for Communities COVID-19 Stakeholder Update: 27 April 2020

The Northern Ireland (NI) Department for Communities, (DfC) has issued its latest update on the key announcements during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 38: BEFS update from Scotland’s OPiT review

BEFS’s Bulletin has published an update from Scotland on its ‘Our Place in Time (OPiT)’ CEO Forum.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 39: Industry survey on bringing employees out of furlough

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is supporting the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) to gather data and develop guidance regarding employees coming out of furlough, with a survey now in place.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £1.8M+ costed works: Multi-disciplinary design teamsought for works including conservation, closing 22/05, value £1.8M

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails its members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Outrage as historic Cornish beauty spot ruined with huge graffiti tag

Mount Edgcumbe, which looks after the ancient monument on behalf of Historic England, has a plan in place to remove the graffiti and report it to the police, writes The Plymouth Herald.

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IHBC’s CPD Boost via our Virtual School, from ‘Built Heritage’: ‘Applying a Landscape Perspective to Digital Cultural Heritage’, free online access

As digital cultural heritage is shifting the focus from architectural settings to the landscape scale, a new ‘Special Issue’ of the free online journal ‘Built Heritage’ – the Executive Editor of which is the IHBC 2020 Virtual School contributor, architect … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Awards 2020 closing date extended to 31 August: Win £500 and a free place on IHBC’s 2021 Brighton School – Simply submit your coursework online!

Due to demand from conservation courses, the closing date for the IHBC’s celebrated annual Gus Astley Student Award is extended to 31 August 2020, so if you have relevant coursework from history and theory to practice or enhancement, from ANY … Continue reading

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New HE Ramsgate book with 30% reduction to IHBC SE Branch ’Ramsgate’ School delegates: ‘Ramsgate: The Town and its Seaside Heritage’

Historic  England (HE) is offering a bonus to delegates at the South East (SE) Branch School in Ramsgate, last March, with a 30% reduction on its new history of the town, by architectural historian Geraint Franklin, who also spoke at … Continue reading

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 30: DCMS Committee Inquiry into ‘Impact of Covid-19 on DCMS sectors’ – Call extended to 19 June

Westminster’s DCMS Committee has launched an inquiry into the ‘Impact of Covid-19 on Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s [DCMS] sectors’, considering both the immediate and long-term impact that Covid-19 and the related social and financial measures are having … Continue reading

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 31: NI’s Department for Communities COVID-19 Stakeholder Update, from 20/04

Northern Ireland’s Department for Communities, Communications & Engagement Unit has issued the latest in its regular updates on key announcements from the Department during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 32: CLC Statement on managing Payment and Contracts in these challenging times

An Open Letter from the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) supported by the Department of Business Enterprise and Industrial Strategy (DBEIS) and the Infrastructure Projects Authority (IPA) provides a statement on payments and contracts with cascading suggested to encourage ‘reasonable management … Continue reading

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 33: ‘Avoid using microwave to get faster internet’, from Ofcom, via the BBC

People should avoid using the microwave at the same time as their wi-fi, media regulator Ofcom has said, as part of advice to help improve internet speeds.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week, from the IHBC: PBCToday on construction site theft

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, including notices gleaned from across the development sector’s … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Conservation from the doorstep’: Campaign to save historic South Shields cinema designed by Sunderland architect

A campaign has been launched to save an historic cinema designed by a Sunderland architect from demolition, The Shields Gazette reports.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (COVID-19) doorstep’: Thieves take advantage of lockdown to steal lead from All Saints church roof in Halsham

The Hull Daily Mail reports that police have appealed for witnesses after thieves stole lead from the roof of All Saints Church in Halsham near Hedon during the coronavirus lockdown.

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IHBC’s 2020 ‘Virtual School’ – #IHBCVirtualSchool2020 – Programme outline available: Heritage Reflections and Speculations from a Global Pandemic, June 19, online and interactive, sessions starting at £15+VAT

With most leads agreed – including Carl Elefante, 94th President of The American Institute of Architects and architect Plácido González Martínez, Professor at Tongji University, Shanghai, and Executive Editor of digital journal Built Heritage – and with delegate places limited, … Continue reading

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IHBC’s new ‘CPD Circular’: Making ‘lockdown-compliant’ training and CPD more accessible, with guidance too!

The IHBC has circulated its current ‘CPD Circular’, with lockdown-compliant briefing and content, that still offers the same consolidated access to the best of the IHBC’s own Continuing Professional Development (CPD), as well as opportunities from ‘IHBC Recognised CPD Providers’ … Continue reading

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 25: HE announces Covid-19 emergency response fund, closing 3 May

Historic England has launched an emergency fund to help tackle the impact of Coronavirus on the heritage sector, with grants of up to £25,000 to address financial difficulties arising from Coronavirus and grants of £50,000 also available for projects and … Continue reading

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 26: Update from the Welsh Government & Cadw

The heritage Legislation and Policy Team in the Welsh Government has issued its  most recent update on delevopments there, including on issues relating to COVID-19.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 27: COVID-19 checklist, from the RIBA

The RIBA has urged all members to carefully consider the implications of the current period of disruption for themselves and their businesses, and to keep up to date with all official advice and guidance, in a report last updated on … Continue reading

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 28: ESPON resource seeks and offers local and regional responses to COVID19

EU link body ESPON hosts a web resource that seeks to ‘pool best practices and local/regional initiatives and territorial policy responses’ and continues to seek new links to relevant resources.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 29: Government calls for building control inspections to continue

Building control bodies are being urged to undertake normal, regular site inspections where they can be done safely, under new government coronavirus guidelines as, in an update on the application of Building Regulations during the Covid-19 outbreak, the Ministry for … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £23M+ costed works: Scottish Council seeks PM for village regen, closing 12/05, no value stated

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails its members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this … Continue reading

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