Daily Archives: 30/10/2018

IHBC President launches next Marsh Awards: ‘Your next chance to nominate retired IHBC members and successful learners for Marsh Awards’

The IHBC’s Marsh Awards, developed in partnership with the Marsh Christian Trust, has entered its successful fourth year with the launch of the 2019 Awards – one celebrating retired IHBC members and one successful learners in heritage practice – with prizes … Continue reading

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IHBC online registration for our ‘Recognised CPD’ providers: Sign up online, for free!

IHBC’s support for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) includes our free online registration form for anyone seeking ongoing recognition by the IHBC as a CPD provider to our members.

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IHBC CPD boost for ‘Nottingham 2019’: DBW on RIBA Plan of Work for Fire Safety consultation

Designing Building Wiki (DBW), host of the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki, has reported on how in September 2018, the RIBA launched a consultation – now closed – on a new Plan of Work for Fire Safety, which follows on from its … Continue reading

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IHBC ‘CPD Boost’: BRE webinar on Housing Stock Condition Database – and suggestions for more also sought!

A Building Research Establishment (BRE) Housing Stock Condition Database (HSCD) webinar to introduce and demonstrate the database, while also seeking suggestions on more for future webinars.

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IHBC’s ‘CPD boost’, out of Context: ‘Love a free (digital) book? Like to do a little CPD? But what do you make of ‘cultural assets’ in urban contexts?

As in every issue of Context, we have a round up of a selection of some of the latest publications which are relevant to historic building conservation, and in Context 156 Dennis Rodwell invites us to take a critical look … Continue reading

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CV names Swindon Railway Village as ‘England’s Favourite Conservation Area’ for 2018

Civic Voice – the national voice for the civic and conservation movement – announced that Swindon Railway Village Conservation Area has been voted as England’s ‘Favourite Conservation Area’, with runners up including Port Sunlight Conservation Area and Lichfield City Centre. … Continue reading

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New environmental Chief Scientific Adviser appointed for Scotland

A leading Edinburgh University scientist is being appointed as the Scottish Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser for Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. © Paul Langcaster, UKRI BBSRC.

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UK festival of creativity and innovation to be held in 2022

A UK-wide festival to be held in 2022 will showcase the creative and innovative strengths of the nation. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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SCT’s Sharing Stories project online survey

The Scottish Civic Trust (SCT) ‘Sharing Stories’ project aims to challenge stereotypes and improve understanding of minority ethnic heritage across Europe, and is conducting a short online survey to collect information on levers / barriers / enablers to minority ethnic … Continue reading

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Local authority green belt statistics for England, 2017 to 2018, issued

Statistics on designated green belt land in England by local authority for 2017 to 2018 have been published, indicating an incremental decrease of green belt each year.

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Government’s Building Safety Programme ‘a co-ordinated national response to the fire at Grenfell Tower’

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has established the Building Safety Programme to cover high-rise residential buildings over 18 metres, including hotels, intended to help make sure that residents of high rise buildings are safe – and … Continue reading

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Funding campaign for restoration of Leas lift funicular seeks £100K using ‘KindLink’

A funding campaign using the ‘KindLink’ network has been launched by the Folkestone Leas Lift Company CIC, with a target of £100,000 to support restoration of the Folkestone Leas Lift and to reopen the Victorian Grade II listed lift and … Continue reading

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Discovery of tower at a Derry school ‘rewrites history’

The BBC has reported on how, in the grounds of a grammar school in Northern Ireland sits what locals has believed for years to be the remains of a 17th Century windmill, but has now been identifies as a genuine … Continue reading

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Sagrada Familia gets building licence 136 years after work began

The Church has agreed to pay €22m to fund transport upgrades under a deal with Barcelona Council so that, more than a century after its first stone was laid, and 92 years after its famously ascetic architect was fatally struck … Continue reading

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