Daily Archives: 11/06/2019

IHBC member? Make your life easier and remind your colleagues about IHBC’s FREE taster NewsBlogs: ‘Accessible sector news, by email, for anyone in the UK and beyond’

IHBC members are encouraged to remind all colleagues that they can take up a 6-month ‘taster’ of free email news updates –  our NewsBlogs – and experience key IHBC member privileges while also getting CPD benefits by improving their understanding … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Award highlighted to DBW’s 10,000 users: Closing 31 July

The IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Award has been featured by Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host partner of the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki and self-styled ‘knowledge base for the construction industry’ – with posts both on the Home Page of its … Continue reading

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Need a CPD boost that looks ahead to IHBC’s 2020 Annual School, in Brighton, on ‘Old Towns – New Futures’? HE references 5 Historic High Streets types

Historic England (HE) references around 5,000 high streets in the United Kingdom and, while traditionally the epicentre of community life, their role has dramatically changed in the last few decades, so they have outlined ‘five of the most distinctive styles … Continue reading

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IHBC responds to HE consultation on Historic Environment Advisor Apprenticeships

The IHBC submitted its response to the Historic England (HE)-led consultation on Historic Environment Advisor Apprenticeship. 

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Swindon Advertiser jubilant as £1.35M Carriage Works cultural institute gets the go-ahead

The regeneration of some of the most famous buildings in Swindon – and a vital part of the town’s industrial heritage – will continue, The Swindon Advertiser happily reports, as planning permission has been granted by Swindon Borough Council for … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD Boost: Do you know your JCT and contract updates? See the latest in the free download ‘JCT: From contract to construction’

The free ebook. ‘JCT: From contract to construction’, looks at the latest insights on construction contracts from the JCT (in origin, the ‘Joint Contracts Tribunal’) and the evolution of its offerings in an ever-changing business and political environment.

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RTPI nominations for Awards for Planning Excellence in the English Regions open to 28 June

Entries for the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence in the English Regions for 2019 are open until 28 June.

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New open access book: London’s Urban Landscape

UCL Press has announced the publication of a new free open access book likely to be of interest, ‘London’s Urban Landscape: Another Way of Telling’, edited by Christopher Tilley.

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Empty homes brought back into use in South Ayrshire

Figures reveal that South Ayrshire Council has more than exceeded its targets for bringing empty homes back into use. image: pbctoday

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Victorian Society 2019 Conservation Award for West Midlands etc., now open: Closing 31 December

Victorian Society announces 2019 Conservation Award – which seeks to recognise the best work carried out to Victorian and Edwardian buildings in Birmingham and the West Midlands – are now open for nominations, and close on 31 December.

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IHBC’s signpost to the future, from the BBC: If a house was designed by machine, how would it look?

A house designed using algorithms and machines chose complex, organic-looking forms, which were stronger and more efficient than straight lines, so the BBC asks if all the houses of the future look like this?

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