Daily Archives: 10/05/2019

IHBC’s May Branch Events Update: Explore Branch CPD events across the UK

More exciting events are in store across the UK, including preparation for this year’s Annual School in Nottingham and next year’s in Brighton. This month’s features include: DOWNLOAD the PDF or continue reading below.

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UK flood planners ‘must prepare for worst’, says the Environment Agency, via the BBC: IHBC’s 2019 School can help professionals prepare!

England’s flood planners must prepare for the worst on climate change, the Environment Agency has warned in a report by the BBC in an only too timely strategic plan that is especially relevant to the IHBC’s 2019 School in Nottingham, … Continue reading

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IHBC is ‘on display’ at the STBA-SPAB Conference – 11 June 2019, London

The IHBC will host a stand at the joint Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA) SPAB conference on 11 June, on ‘The Sustainability of Traditional Buildings’, which will present the latest developments in policy, training, research, case studies and practical applications … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £935K+ costed opportunities this week: EH seeks team for Birmingham factory feasibility study, closing 31/05

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 English Heritage for … Continue reading

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IHBC’s CPD boost from DBW: Try out the new construction-specific search engine: including HSE, ICE, CIBSE, BRE… and IHBC

Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host partner of the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki  and ‘knowledge base for the construction industry’ – has developed a new construction search engine for the UK construction industry, which exclusively returns searches from lead construction bodies … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘IMHO spotlight’ on Viollet-le-Duc at Notre Dame: ‘Sins of the Flèche’, from Paul Velluet and the Church Times

Architect Paul Velluet has had his take on the matter of Notre Dame, past and future, published in a letter to the Church Times, and here offers NewsBlog readers the original text defending Viollet le Duc’s work there, sparklingly headlined … Continue reading

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‘Scotland’s Landscape Alliance’ formally launched

Scotland’s Landscape Alliance was formally launched on the 25th April 2019 by Co-Chairs of the Executive Committee, Rachel Tennant, Landscape Institute Scotland Chair and Stuart Brooks Head of Conservation and Policy for National Trust for Scotland.

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Criminal record and 180 hours community service for builder who risked lives to cut costs when repointing

A Salford building contractor has been sentenced to 180 hours community service and made to pay a fine of £2000 after exposing workers to the dangers of falls from height and exposure to silica dust when repointing.

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NECT is now Cultura Trust

Graham Bell of the North of England Civic Trust has circulated an update on the changes there, as it evolves into the ‘Cultura Trust’.

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Historic Environment Policy & the planning system: New analysis now out from BEFS

A targeted analysis by BEFS into how existing historic environment (HE) policies are utilised within the planning system has been published. image: BEFS

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NAO report into the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation

On 14 April 2016, The National Audit Office (NAO) published Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation, a report assessing the value for money of the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) schemes.

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Illegal felling of protected trees highlighted by Park Authority signs

The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority has resorted to the unprecedented step of erecting two temporary information signs on land at Upper Burrows in Freshwater East where protected trees were felled and abandoned.

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Blackpool responds to seaside town reinvention plans from House of Lords: ‘Start with Blackpool’

As part of its recent report on regenerating seaside towns, the House of Lords’ plan suggested that solving problems in Blackpool could prove key in tackling issues across England, and Blackpool has responded accordingly… 

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