Monthly Archives: November 2018

IHBC at LPOC’s Listed Property Show 2019: London 9-10 Feb 2019 – 4 hours free CPD via IHBC and partners + lots more

IHBC will lead 4 free one-hour CPD sessions at the The Listed Property Owners’ Club (LPOC’s)  London Property Show, in association with Historic England, on 9-10 February 2019 at London’s Olympia.

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IHBC CPD Green Issue QuickQuiz Part 2: Do you know the ABCs of EPCs? – The answers!

In the last NewsBlog we offered you the chance to test your knowledge on energy performance certificates (EPC’s), and now is the time to see how well you did! image: Rob Cowan for Context

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IHBC’s International ‘CPD Boost’: Update the REFILL Workshop at URBACT’s City Festival – ‘Plan your own ‘temporary use’ journey’!

Leads François Jégou and Marcelline Bonneau offer personal takes on the concept of Temporary Use and URBACT’s REFILL networks achievements through a report on the ‘Refill Workshop’ at the URBACT City Festival in Lisbon in September 2018.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Rutland bridge restoration by ‘Jason the Mason’ celebrated

The Rutland and Stamford Mercury has reported on how an important piece of local Rutland architecture, Wakerley Bridge, has concluded its painstaking restoration by specialist stonemason Jason Henfrey – ‘Jason the Mason’ – who undertook the repair in a collaborative … Continue reading

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Slow progress reported on encouraging female apprentices to construction industry: 88% male in 2016/17

Industry initiatives to encourage young women to join the construction industry do not appear to be making much headway, as Construction Week reports on the latest statistics from the Department for Education, which report that 88% of apprenticeship starts in … Continue reading

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Heritage Alliance highlights Advocacy Group opportunities for volunteers

The Heritage Alliance _(THA) – England’s link body for heritage interests – has highlighted how its Advocacy groups – which are open to all full members of the Alliance – and working groups – which can also include affiliates and … Continue reading

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RTPI Scotland: Future Planning Bursary Scheme

RTPI Scotland is pleased to announce that the Scottish Government and the universities of Heriot-Watt and Dundee will be funding £1000 bursaries to study planning at Masters level.

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National Churches Trust Research: Visiting Churches Survey

National Churches Trust commissioned a survey to understand the reasons why the public visit churches, chapels or meeting houses and what would make them more likely to visit for tourism or leisure, with findings including that ‘half (51%) of British … Continue reading

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Nuclear archive wins Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award for 2018

A national archive for the civil nuclear industry by Reiach & Hall Architects has won a top Scottish architecture prize: the Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award for 2018.

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DBW on quarrying stone: Water-jet cutting of stone changes the industry, but only so far!

Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host partner of the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki – has featured an exploration of how modern technology is changing the stone industry, even as natural stone is still quarried and fashioned into blocks or slabs in … Continue reading

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SNH mapping breakthrough offers benefits for people and nature

Scottish Natural Heritage(SNH) reports that the wildlife and landscape of Scotland’s wildest and most remote islands, moorland and mountain ranges are set to be understood better through ground breaking new mapping technology pioneered by SNH, helping also to tackle climate … Continue reading

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IHBC’s next ‘Council+’: ‘Exploring and advising on IHBC’s member services’, London 29 Nov

The next meeting of the IHBC’s UK-wide advisory forum, ‘Council+’ (called ‘Council plus’), which is free and open to IHBC members of all categories (subject to capacity and timing), will take place on 29 November in London, and look at … Continue reading

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Sheffield Coroner’s Court fire supports ‘Fire’ and ‘HAR’ CPD priorities in IHBC’s Nottingham 2019 School

The Victorian Society and other reports on how Sheffield’s old Coroner’s Court building has become another victim of arson highlight how the IHBC’s upcoming Nottingham School, in July and on ‘Heritage, Risk and Resilience’, is of special relevance to CPD … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD Green Issue QuickQuiz: Do you know the ABCs of EPCs? 

In the most recent issue of IHBC’s membership journal Context our Green Panel Convenor John Preston discussed the issues around applying Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s) to traditional buildings, noting a recent call for evidence relating to their use. image: Rob … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £920K+ costed work this week: Carlisle CC seeks Garden Village Masterplanning input, closing 12/12; 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 Carlisle City Council … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD Boost: The Gunning Principles – Implications

The Gunning Principles are a set of rules for public consultation that were proposed in 1985 by Stephen Sedley QC, and accepted by the Judge in the Gunning v LB of Brent case, which The Consultation Institute sets out in … Continue reading

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Draft Parliamentary Bill issued to ‘allow consideration of the ‘Restoration and Renewal Programme’ for Palace of Westminster’

A Draft Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill presented to the House of Commons and presented to the House of Lords allows ‘interested parties the opportunity to consider the approach taken to the governance of the Restoration and Renewal Programme’. … Continue reading

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APPG for Healthy Homes & Buildings White Paper published: highlighting ‘the need for a holistic approach to building design and renovation’

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Healthy Homes & Buildings has launched its White Paper: ‘Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes & Buildings’, which highlights ‘the need for a holistic approach to building design and renovation’.

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RTPI Scotland and partners caution on ‘Rights of Appeal’ legislation – in favour of working local plans – as Parliament rejects calls in support

As proposals to introduce new rights for communities to appeal planning decisions in Scotland have failed to pass a key stage of the parliamentary legislative process, RTPI Scotland and partners have written an open letter setting out their views.

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Government commits to planning changes to boost green infrastructure provision

The government will examine how green infrastructure provision can be ‘incorporated into national planning guidance and policy’ to help mitigate against rising temperatures in urban areas, a Whitehall response to a parliamentary committee report has revealed.

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VAG Winter Conference bursaries closing 6 December: ‘Vernacular Landscapes’

The Vernacular Architecture Group(VAG) is able to offer three bursaries to assist registered students or professionals in the early years of their career to attend the Conference.

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William Morris Society seeks new voluntary Magazine Editor

The William Morris Society is looking for a new Magazine Editor for its triannual publication.

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Entries open for 2019 John Betjeman award: Closing 26 Feb 2019

SPAB invites nominations for 2019 John Betjeman award which celebrates excellence in the repair to specific elements of places of worship of all denominations and faiths in England and Wales, including the Isle of Man, with a closing date is … Continue reading

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IHBC launches new Toolbox Guidance Note for small traders etc. on ‘Ten Red Flags… when meeting potential clients’

The IHBC’s latest Guidance Note on our online Toolbox aims to provide sole practitioners and small traders with advice on taking on new work, offering ‘Ten Red Flags’ to watch out for when meeting potential clients.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Campaigners lose Crest Nicholson battle to stop part demolition of former London Chest Hospital, Bethnal Green’

Campaigners have lost their battle to stop developer Crest Nicholson demolishing part of a Grade II-listed former London chest hospital in Bethnal Green, as reported by the East London Advertiser.

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