Daily Archives: 27/02/2018

#IHBCBelfast2018 Annual School tour options online: Book early and tailor your CPD to skills and travel priorities

The IHBC has launched the online booking for the next in its celebrated series of Schools – in Belfast on 21-3 June, on ‘Sharing’ – with ‘early bird’ booking, bursaries, low-cost residential options, IHBC members and colleagues can explore our … Continue reading

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IHBC South West Branch: ‘An afternoon with Charles Mynors’ – curtilage, Q&As and more… Devon County Hall, 16/03, 1-4 pm, £10 + booking fee

The IHBC’s South West Branch is offering ‘An afternoon with Charles Mynors’, IHBC Full Member, heritage law expert and IHBC Legal Panel member, covering matters that include curtilage, on 16 March with questions to be submitted in advance; @ £10 … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost: See DBW for news on a ‘Building MOT’ scheme from BSRIA 

IHBC members may find an interesting angle on Scotland’s earlier BEFS-linked ‘Building MOT’ headline initiative in the new feature from Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) from the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA), on the Association’s own new ‘Building MOT’ … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Teignbridge DC approves Aldi store etc. in Newton Abbot despite loss of valued railway shed 

Despite efforts of local action group Save Our Shed (SOS), which wanted the Victorian rail shed at Brunel Road Industrial Estate, Newton Abbot, to be saved from demolition – and had challenged the council on the grounds that the officer’s … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Stone ceiling at Coventry’s listed medieval Guildhall to be painted over, despite objections

The Coventry Observer describes how a beautiful medieval stone ceiling at the listed St Mary’s Guildhall is set to be painted over by Coventry council chiefs – despite formal and community objections. image Coventry Observer

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Oxford University wins 2018 CIBSE Building Performance Title with carbon Reduction Programme

The CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) 2018 Building Performance Awards winners have been announced and the University of Oxford won the Building Performance Champion title for its ambitious Carbon Reduction Programme which aims to reduce the university’s direct … Continue reading

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HLF: Long-term impact of Heritage Grants revealed

The HLF (Heritage Lottery Fund) is highlighting how funding not only conserves and enhances heritage, but increases access to, and awareness and enjoyment of heritage, with a new HLF-commissioned evaluation of Heritage Grants. image HLF website

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Rent-a-church spire plan to boost mobile phone coverage

There is renewed interest in how church spires could be used to boost mobile and broadband coverage in rural areas, under an agreement between the UK government and the Church of England.

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Planning Portal launched first monthly Architect’s Bulletin 

Planning Portal launched the first Architect’s Bulletin in January a monthly briefing designed to bring news about the latest products and services, industry developments, legislative changes and much more.

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National Rural Crime Network on ‘protecting England’s Heritage’: ‘heritage crime has significant impact on rural communities’ 

The National Rural Crime Network (NRCN) is highlighting the scale of the impact on rural communities of heritage crime.

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