Daily Archives: 23/04/2019

IHBC is at the 2019 Natural Stone Show, naturally – offering delegates news on IHBC’s HESPR, Conservation Wiki and much more: Excel, 30/4 to 2/5 – with more updates now out!

The IHBC will host its regular stand at the Natural Stone Show’s Conservation Area, from 30 April to 2 May, in London’s ExCel, courtesy Historic England, so be sure to visit this free CPD event, while more programme updates are … Continue reading

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IHBC trustee and Technical Panel lead Prof John Edwards explores with CIOB how ‘Conservation is driving quality in construction’, for its annual ‘conservation etc.’ conference, 30 April, London

Quality in construction is – quite rightly – under the spotlight, so IHBC trustee and Technical Panel lead Prof John Edwards has made the case in to members of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) that Conservation is driving quality … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (School) doorstep’: Edinburgh pupils to be taught construction skills to boost recruitment

School pupils in one of Edinburgh’s most deprived communities are to be taught construction skills in an initiative aimed at boosting recruitment in the sector, writes Holyrood Magazine. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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IHBC’s CPD Boost on ‘Adversarial behaviour in the UK construction industry’, from DBW

As a built environment discipline, conservation is no less susceptible to adversarial tactics than that sector as a whole – see for example our ‘Ten Red Flags…’ Guidance Note on the IHBC’s ToolBox – while Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW), as … Continue reading

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IHBC’s CPD ‘Bauhaus centenary’ Boost: Original Bauhaus Books and Journals free to download!

Members can download original Bauhaus books & journals for free, as part of a digital celebration of the founding of the Bauhaus School 100 years ago! image: Monoskop website

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Prince Charles, after Hillsborough’s ‘facelift’: Future of built heritage could be endangered by traditional skills shortage

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall toured Hillsborough Castle after it had a £24 million facelift, while the Prince stated that the future of Britain’s built heritage could be endangered by the threat to traditional building craft skills, … Continue reading

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Another historic building hit by fire: Major fire in the former Church of St John the Evangelist, Blackburn

The former Church of St John the Evangelist, Blackburn, now the Bureau Centre for the Arts, has been the subject of a major fire.

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Construction opportunities offered to 20 career-changing women

An event aimed at recruiting 20 career-changing women into the construction industry took place recently in Cardiff. image: Encon website

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Place Alliance’s Big Meet 9 sees launch of ‘Place Value and the Ladder of Place Quality’ and seeks feedback on success to date

At its Big Meet 9, Place Alliance – the link body for place-based professional and interests – released a guide for decision making about the built environment, supported by the Design Network, and now also seeks feedback on its success … Continue reading

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EH: Bob Marley named among new blue plaque recipients for 2019

English Heritage (EH) has revealed some of this year’s blue plaques to commemorate notable people of the past who have lived and worked in London, including a reggae singing sensation, a pioneering war correspondent and an award-winning novelist will receive … Continue reading

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WMF awarded grant for skills training project in Yemen

The World Monuments Fund (WMF) and World Monuments Fund Britain have been awarded a British Council grant of £100,000 ($130,000) in support of conservation skills training, post-conflict planning and physical restoration in the historic city of Taiz, Yemen.

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The Iron Bridge reopens to the public following £3.6 Million Project

English Heritage’s £3.6 million conservation project to repair and restore the Iron Bridge in Shropshire has been completed and it is now open to the public. image: EH website

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CYARK: Building digital capacity in Rapa Nui

CYARK offered a video update on its digital work with the indigenous Polynesian Community.

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