Monthly Archives: January 2019

IHBC’s Membership ELetter now out: Let us know if you are missing yours!

All IHBC members should have received their latest digital Membership Eletter, which includes as well as updates to trustees, a reminder on the call for volunteers and trustees for the 2019 AGM (see the NewsBlog), so if you are an … Continue reading

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IHBC President calls on members to nominate for Marsh Awards: Successful Learning and Retired IHBC Community Contribution: Closing SOON (28 Feb)

IHBC President David McDonald is encouraging members to consider nominations for the newly launched Marsh Awards for Successful Learning in Heritage Skills and for Community Contribution (Retired Member of the IHBC). 

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IHBC in the NW: Planning for Historic Places with RTPI & CIfA

IHBC officer and colleagues – including IHBC Communications Chair Dave Chewtyn and North West (NW) Branch Committee member Katie Wray – will be offering presentations on Planning for Historic Places in Manchester on 6 March. image: Manchester2017.ihbc.org.uk

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IHBC’s ‘CPD Boost’ ex Context: Sarah Crofts on ‘Creating warm and welcoming homes for social housing tenants in historic properties’

In the 2018 School issue of Context Sara Crofts – formerly of the HLF and recently appointed as the new CEO of ICON – explains how the IHBC Annual School Thursday tour, led by Siobhan Brown of the Hearth heritage … Continue reading

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Construction knowledge survey results update from DBW: One third note constrained access to knowledge needed

A recent Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) survey has found that a third of practitioners ‘do not have easy access to all the knowledge they need to do their job’, noting that: Practitioners find cost and sign-up forms significant barriers to … Continue reading

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Heritage Alliance opens survey estimating Brexit impacts on heritage employees

The Heritage Alliance is calling on sector bodies to complete, share & retweet its 5-minute survey on EU Workers to help understand how Brexit will affect heritage sector employees, and help it build an evidence base. image: Open Government Licence … Continue reading

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Revival fund to save coastal heritage sites for future generations

Almost £1 million of Coastal Revival Funding to restore coastal landmarks and bring economic growth to communities up and down the Great British Coast, England’s Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has reported. image: Open Government Licence v3.0 

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Hastings pier campaigners looking to prevent future sell-offs

Civil Society has reported on how the local group that failed to buy Hastings pier has launched a campaign to scrutinise the laws around community assets that have being sold off without consideration for local community interests, to prevent future … Continue reading

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First tower crane arrives as HS2 prepares to demolish Euston towers

Work to transform Euston station and deliver extra capacity as part of the HS2 project took a very visible step forward with the arrival, on the London skyline, of the project’s first tower crane. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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MHCLG consultation explores opportunities for flood and coastal erosion management at a local level

The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has reported a consultation on increasing local funding for flood and coastal erosion management.

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Doncaster MPs back council’s ‘devastating document’ on HS2 ‘misleading’ residents on demolitions

MPs Ed Miliband and Caroline Flint have backed Doncaster Council after they said HS2 had ‘deliberately attempted to underplay the impact’ of demolitions across the borough.

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Robbie Williams ‘torments’ Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page in home row

Robbie Williams is ‘blasting Black Sabbath music’ to torment his rock star neighbour Jimmy Page over their bitter home extension row, according to a complaint to their local council reported on by the BBC.

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IHBC School sponsor and promotional brochure now out; the best way to catch up with your colleagues in 2019!

The IHBC has launched its 2019 Nottingham School Sponsor and Promotional document, so if you want to push out your business, agenda or learning to IHBC members and colleagues, then check this out to find our most cost-effective ways and … Continue reading

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IHBC’s latest Branch Events Update now out: Explore Branch CPD events across the UK

It’s the beginning of a busy 2019 for the IHBC’s Branches, from planning and organising CPD events and MATE accreditation support sessions to AGMs and more! This month’s features include: An afternoon with Dr Charles Mynors organised by the North … Continue reading

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IHBC update on ‘Members with benefits’: Enjoy free IHBC CPD and entry at London’s LPOC Property Show, 9-10 Feb

The IHBC has continued its CPD partnering with the Listed Property Owners Club (LPOC) into 2019 with free places for members and an IHBC stand on offer at the London Listed Property Show, on 9-10 February in the Olympia, as … Continue reading

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IHBC South East Branch Day School – ‘Policy into Practice’ – with AGM & much more! Friday 1 March– Woking, Surrey History Centre

IHBC South East (SE) Branch will host its Day school – on Policy into Practice – and AGM Event (including discussion on governance with IHBC’s Chair and President) on Friday 1 March, in the Surrey History Centre in Woking from … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £11M+ costed work this week: HES seeks underwater heritage asset services, closing 14/2, 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 for this week features a call from Historic Environment … Continue reading

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IHBC ‘CPD Boost’ from Open Culture: Buckminster Fuller’s ‘Dymaxion Chronofile’ record of his life… every 15 minutes from 1920 Until 1983!

Open Culture has reported on how Buckminster Fuller documented his life – a ‘systematic record of his life, including everything from his correspondence to his dry-cleaning bills’ – from 1920 until 1983, with the ‘Dymaxion Chronofile’ record now residing in … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost: ArchDaily’s ‘Best Architectural Drawings of 2018’

With a mission of providing tools and inspiration to architects all around the world, ArchDaily has showcased the best discoveries of each year, and in keeping with tradition, has shared its take on the best architecture drawings published throughout 2018.

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BEFS calls on volunteer professionals for Greenspace Scotland’s Skills Bank: Closing 11 Feb

Greenspace Scotland is looking for professionals in the natural and built environment and youth work sector to form a Scotland-wide Skills Bank to support the Young Placechangers programme and, as a member of the Advisory Board, and BEFS is recommending … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Architecture Fringe opens 2019 call for participants: Closing 8 April

Scotland’s Architecture Fringe has launched its call for participants for the 2019 open programme, with the call closing at 12 noon on 8 April 2019.

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£5m campaign to secure future of Miners’ Hall with Grayson Perry as first Patron

As the historic home of Durham Miners’ Association turned 150, a new campaign was launched in 2018 to secure its future, with Grayson Perry announced as the campaign’s first Patron.   image: redhillsdurham.org

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Sector organisations warn against poor outcomes from England’s permitted development proposals

Government proposals to extend upwards and convert commercial properties into dwellings by extending permitted development rights – included in the consultation document Planning Reform: Supporting the High Street and Increasing the Delivery of New Homes – will result in poor-quality … Continue reading

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Update: CIfA launches Chartered Archaeologist proposals for accredited members vote

The Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) has launched its Chartered Archaeologist proposals, to ‘improve the value and meaning of CIfA accreditation and ensure that it is recognised as a benchmark of quality by archaeologists, clients and the public’ and which … Continue reading

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3D Animated History of Paris published

A 3D Animated History of Paris made over two years with input from many experts on the history of Paris: Take a Visual Journey from Ancient Times to the World’s Fair of 1889.

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