Daily Archives: 12/11/2019

IHBC congratulates Climate Heritage Network on Edinburgh’s global launch, with IHBC’s updated ToolBox Guidance Note on ‘Retrofitting… Traditional Buildings’… part of a ‘major contribution’

The IHBC supported the recent and highly successful launch of the Climate Heritage Network (CHN) at Edinburgh Castle, hosted by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and led by ICOMOS, included a presentation by author and IHBC Technical Panel lead John Edwards … Continue reading

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More looking ahead to ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’ and #IHBCBrighton2020, with warnings that towns are ‘starved of investment’ because much foreign investment goes to cities

New research in the ‘UK Attractiveness Survey’, by Centre for Towns and EY (linking to Ernst and Young), entitled ‘Trends in foreign direct investment in the UK Towns’, has found that 59% of all foreign direct investment (FDI) coming into … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Oxford college’s plans for accommodation concern historians

The historical value of Oxford’s medieval core has been raised as an objection to plans which could see two buildings knocked down and replaced with student flats, reports The Oxford Mail.

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IHBC’s IMHO signpost: Why Britain needs more women in engineering – more than the current 11% certainly!

The role of women in engineering, and why more women are needed, is discussed in an article in The Engineer by training firm Boss Training, which notes that  only 11% of the UK’s engineering workforce is female.

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Construction urged to do more for butterflies and bees, via SNH

Scotland’s construction sector is being urged to do more to help butterflies, bees and other pollinators in towns and cities, writes Construction Week, as it  reports on new guidance from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

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New AIM economic report explores impact of independent museums locally and nationally

The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) has published its latest Economic Impact of the Independent Museum Sector report, exploring the fiscal benefits heritage and culture entities deliver locally and nationally.

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LGA responds to Government pocket parks programme

The Local Government Association (LGA) has long made the case for the importance of green and outdoor spaces for people’s health and wellbeing, and while welcoming the new funding for pocket parks also calls for Government to provide long-term, sustainable … Continue reading

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CSCS ends exemption to HSE test requirements

CSCS has ended an exemption CSCS card applicants could previously use to get a CSCS card without passing the Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) Health, safety and environment test.

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Edinburgh’s Castle Terrace car park awarded protected status

An Edinburgh car park that featured in the film T2 Trainspotting has been given listed building status, reports the BBC. image: Historic Environment Scotland

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