Monthly Archives: September 2019

IHBC’s newest Context now out from #IHBCNottingham2019 + Past Chair’s new feature, ‘Inter alia’, Student Award-winning project in Kent, and more

The latest issue of the IHBC’s membership journal Context is now out,  exploring and reviewing our 2019 Annual School in Nottingham, on ‘Heritage Risk and Resilience’, while this issue also offers authoritative and accessible takes on stand-alone issues such as … Continue reading

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Serious about your career? Stay ‘in the know’ with IHBC’s ‘Jobs etc’ review: Posts from Estates Compliance and DAC Assistants to building inspectors, surveyors and more!

Helping conservation careers and heritage employers across the UK, the IHBC regularly updates NewsBlog readers about the diverse career opportunities posted on our ‘IHBC Jobs etc’ service, and recent offerings extend from Estates Compliance Manager (HES) to Arup’s Senior Built … Continue reading

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REMINDER: BOOK NOW for IHBC’s top notch CPD conference from the NW: Authoritative takes on ‘Accessibility’ – barriers to solutions – Liverpool, 10 Oct… with tours too!

The North West (NW) Branch of the IHBC has put together a comprehensive programme for its 2019 annual conference – ‘Improving Accessibility – Overcoming the Barriers to Heritage’ – in Liverpool on 10 October, ‘on how to successfully overcome the accessibility barriers … Continue reading

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REMINDER BOOKING CLOSES MONDAY 30 SEPT: IHBC London’s 2019 conference: ‘From Bauhaus to Brutalism and Beyond’ – Conserving Post-war Buildings & Places, 2 October

Last chance to book for IHBC London Branch’s ever popular annual conference – this year the theme of which is ‘From Bauhaus to Brutalism and Beyond:  Conserving Post-War Buildings and Places’. BOOK before 7pm Monday 30 September 2019

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See more #IHBCNottingham2019 on video, on ‘Digital technology for future proofing’: New 2019 Day School content online from IHBC’s YouTube channel

IHBC’s 2019 Annual School on ‘Heritage Risk and Resilience’ included the Day School presentation by Lyn Wilson of Historic Environment Scotland (HES) on ‘Digital technology for future proofing against disaster’, now available on IHBC’s YouTube channel.

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REMINDER: IHBC seeks Rural Panel lead volunteer: ‘Help us make a difference’ in rural policy and advocacy across the UK, while helping build both your learning and our rural communities

Much of the IHBC’s work is built on the contributions of active and informed volunteers who help care for heritage in local communities, and now the IHBC is seeking a volunteer interested in rural heritage policy and advocacy to lead … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £2.4M+ opportunities this week: Flintshire feasibility study, closing 1/10, valued £6k

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, while the IHBC Director’s top pick features a feasibility study from Flintshire intended to help create ‘sustainable tourism … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Plymouth’s Everyman Cinema a step closer to opening

The boutique cinema chain Everyman will be coming to the Grade 1 listed Royal William Yard in Plymouth, reports Plymouth Live.

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Victorian Society announce Top 10 Most Endangered Buildings 2019

On September 13th the Victorian Society announced its Top 10 Endangered buildings list.

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Communities to see how housing developers cash benefits them thanks to new planning rules

Local people in England will be able to see how every pound of property developers’ cash, levied on new buildings, is spent supporting the new homes their community needs. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Brunel’s ‘other bridge’ in Bristol to be ‘saved with £62k grant

A swing bridge that was designed by Brunel is to be ‘saved’ with a £62,000 grant from Historic England.

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COTAC’s 60th Anniversary Conference: ‘… Future of heritage conservation…’ – Stirling, 6/7 Nov, supported by HES, IHBC and more…

The IHBC is helping support COTAC’s 60th anniversary conference – ‘A Digital Norm for the Future of Heritage Conservation…’ (Stirling, 6-7 November, with HES) – which will include the IHBC’s Director exploring the operation of the 1993 ICOMOS Guidelines, with ‘Early Bird’ … Continue reading

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More free CPD member benefits for IHBC at ‘The Scottish Listed Property Show’: Free places for members, and opportunities to volunteer – Edinburgh, 26/10

The IHBC is delighted to continue its CPD partnership with the Listed Property Owners Club (LPOC), with free places for members at ‘The Scottish Listed Property Show’, in the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh on 26 October 2019, where the IHBC will … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: £1.5m boost for regeneration of Bradford’s Conditioning House

A project to restore a major heritage building in Bradford, the Conditioning House, a Grade II listed warehouse and part of the Bradford City Centre Heritage Properties Scheme, is likely to get a £1.5 million boost.

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Thinking ahead to IHBC’s 2020 School & #IHBCBrighton2020: Retailers shut 2,870 stores in first half of 2019

The BBC has reported on research that shows about 16 shops closing every day as retailers restructure their businesses and more shopping moves online, new data that has a bearing on th 2020 IHBC Annual School, on ‘Old Towns : … Continue reading

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Cash boost to crackdown on illegal building on England’s Green Belt

Councils are set to benefit from a slice of nearly £2 million to crack down on illegal developments on the nation’s Green Belt. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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CCC: UK credibility on climate change rests on Government action over next 18 months

The UK has legislated for net-zero emissions by 2050 – now the UK Government must show it is serious about its legal obligations to tackle and prepare for climate change, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today in two … Continue reading

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£95 million to revive historic high streets

Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan has announced the locations that will benefit from a £95 million heritage boost for high streets in 69 towns across the country. image: Fiona Newton

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Consultation: Call for views for independent review into local authority audit – closing 22 Nov

Sir Tony Redmond has called for views for his independent review into the quality and effectiveness of the audit of local authorities in England, with the call closing on 22 November. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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RTPI launches ‘Resource Planning for Climate Action’ campaign

The RTPI is redoubling its call on the Government to give more resources and powers to local planning authorities to tackle climate change, with its ‘Resource Planning for Climate Action’ campaign, which recognises that without planners or adequate planning systems … Continue reading

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Apply for a new PhD study on using clay in low-carbon cements: Closing 14/11

Coventry University and the BRE Trust are offering a fully-funded PhD studentship to investigate using clays in low-carbon cement production. It will examine the properties of UK clays, their use in cement for mortars and concretes, and the sustainability and … Continue reading

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CITB consultation on 1,000 construction training standards – UK-wide

CITB is embarking on its biggest ever consultation, with industry views from across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (via CITBNI) being sought on more than 1,000 new and existing construction training standards.

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Scottish Government questioned over ‘abandoned’ empty homes pledge

The Scottish Government has been criticised for abandoning its manifesto pledge to introduce compulsory sale orders to help councils deal with empty homes and regenerate vacant and derelict land.

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THA launches Inspiring Creativity report

The Heritage Alliance (THA) has launched its Inspiring Creativity report, demonstrating ‘the integral role of heritage to the success of the creative economy’.

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American Cities Then & Now: See How New York, Los Angeles & Detroit Look Today, Compared to the 1930s and 1940s

An Open Culture article takes a look at American Cities of New York, Los Angeles and Detroit comparing how they look now compared to the 1930s and 1940s. image: The NewYorker on YouTube

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