Daily Archives: 18/12/2018

Your SECOND FREE IHBC Xmas gift to colleagues: Get them signed up to the IHBC’s free taster NewsBlog service, and make your life easier by helping theirs

You can help make life easier for your colleagues – and yourself – this Christmas by encouraging them to check out the IHBC’s NewsBlog email news service through our free 6-month ‘Taster’, as they can get to know our services … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes COTAC’s First Newsletter: Sign up NOW… for free

The IHBC has welcomed the first digital Newsletter from COTAC – the Council on Training and Education in Conservation – the UK’s conservation skills link body, while anyone interested can sign up HERE.

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BEFS welcomes a new Chair: Iain McDowall

Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS), the link body for built and historic environment interests in Scotland, has welcomed its new Chair, Iain McDowall, who recently chaired his first BEFS Board meeting. image: BEFS website

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England’s 2018 ‘Heritage Statement: One Year On’

England’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has published a ‘One Year On’ 2018 update of its 2017 ‘Heritage Statement’, detailing Government’s vision and strategy for heritage and the historic environment. 

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Guardian updates on builders criticised for lobbying against accessible homes

The Guardian has reported on a builders’ body that lobbied councils against accessible homes policies on the basis that the policies could make it unprofitable to build homes. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Virtual reality may revolutionise UK’s construction sector following £72M government investment

England’s Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (DBEIS) suggests that virtual reality, digital design and offsite manufacturing technologies could be the future of UK construction thanks to £72 million investment from the government. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Barnet community’s gift for 2019: Barnet Physic Well restored and scheduled to reopen next year

Barnet Council and Historic England have restored the Physic Well, an historic Grade II-listed building near Chipping Barnet, scheduled to reopen in 2019.

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Place Alliance ‘Annual Review’ 2017-18 now out

England’s Place Alliance has celebrated its fourth year, reporting on recent achievements in its Annual Review 2017-2018. image: by Rob Cowan on Place Alliance website

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Update on Heritage Crime Programme in England

Mark Harrison, Head of Heritage Crime and Policing Advice at Historic England, has summarised the development of their Heritage Crime Programme for Ecclesiastical Heritage World.

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CIOB opens voting on ‘Art of Building’ Photographer of the Year: Closes 11 January, with £3,500 prize

Amazing and poignant built environment stories are revealed in the top 12 photographer finalists in the ‘Art of Building’ competition hosted by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), with public voting open until 11 January 2019.

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