Daily Archives: 03/09/2019

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

Autumn brings a torrent of new branch events across the UK including preparation for next year’s school in Brighton. This month’s features include: West Midlands Branch – The Sleeping Beauty Awakes: Visit Pitchford Hall 17 Sep South Branch – Forget … Continue reading

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After #IHBCNottingham2019 closed, the debate extends… with the New York Times ‘orderly retreat’ and ‘What should communities do as… sea-levels rise?’

The New York Times has featured wider ‘discussion of orderly, strategic retreat from areas at risk’, specifically in the face of climate change.

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IHBC CPD boost, out of Manchester and the Victorian Society: Biographical Dictionary of Greater Manchester Architects database launched as work in progress – with comments etc. welcome!

The Victorian Society has launched a Biographical Dictionary of the Architects of Greater Manchester 1800 – 1940 database, as ‘a work in progress’, with ‘comments and corrections welcome’.

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IHBC’s IMHO… from BRE: What are the construction needs for Northern Ireland now and in a Post-Brexit world?

The fifth in BRE’s ‘Frameworks to build a better Britain’ series of articles and podcasts, roundtables and interviews with planners, architects, policy-makers, and construction experts features Northern Ireland, where the majority of growth since has been thanks to EU funding.

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Repair and maintenance of public housing hits 20-year low

Repair and maintenance of public housing hits 20-year low. The amount of money spent on repairing public housing fell to an all-time low in 2018, new research has revealed.

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Swindon Mechanics Institute gets £500,000 funding

A campaign to restore a ‘neglected’ historic building the Grade II* listed Mechanics Institute in Swindon has been given a £500,000 boost.

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Greenpeace: ‘National agency needed’ to enforce Scottish building standards

Building standards in Scotland should be enforced by a national agency, according to environment group Greenpeace. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Negligent landlords of historic buildings should be stripped of ownership: Labour MP

Paul Sweeney made the comments that landlords who neglect historic buildings should be stripped of their ownership after another listed building in Glasgow went up in flames.

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