Daily Archives: 20/03/2020

New Context out now! Ireland under the scope… from the evolving CO to national climate change planning, and urban house museum-making to architects in conservation

The latest issue of the IHBC’s membership journal Context is now out, themed around heritage in Ireland and offering learning on the diverse issues faced by heritage on this western edge of Europe, from the evolving role of the (architectural) … Continue reading

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Don’t forget – IHBC Marsh Award extended to end March: Nominate ‘retired IHBC members’ and/or ‘successful learners’ for £500 cash awards and free IHBC Annual School places, closing 31 March

The IHBC’s Marsh Awards closing date has been extended to March 31, so please take a few minutes to enter your retired colleagues and/or successful learners for their chance of £500 cash awards and a free place at the IHBC’s … Continue reading

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Don’t forget IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Awards 2020: Win £500 and a free place on IHBC’s 2021 Aberdeen School, simply submit your coursework online – closing 31 July 2020!

The IHBC’s celebrated annual Gus Astley Student Award will close on 31 July 2020, so if you have relevant coursework from history and theory to practice or enhancement, from ANY UK taught course – under-graduate or post-graduate, from 2019 OR … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick, from £16K+ costed opportunities: National Maritime heritage body seeks PM lead, closing 20/04, no value stated

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this week … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from Stirling’s doorstep’: Experts showcase skills in bid to get more girls in construction

Leading women working in Scotland’s construction industry aimed to attract Stirling’s female high school pupils to take up a career in construction, reports The National.

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Nominations invited for UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) panel, including Engineering, Planning, Design etc., closing 3 April

The four UK higher education funding bodies are seeking diverse nominations for further panel members and impact assessors etc. to join the ‘REF sub-panels’, closing 3 April 2020, with areas including disciplines of Engineering; Architecture, Built Environment and Planning; Archaeology; … Continue reading

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Councils considering ‘executive powers’ as measures to avoid planning gridlock if committees cancelled

Councils are reported to be considering taking up rarely-used executive powers to keep the planning and development system moving during the coronavirus pandemic, the Planning Officers Society reports, as officials may use executive powers to take decisions if committees are … Continue reading

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Planned £4bn renovation of Parliament could be postponed in favour of a smaller project lasting just a year

The Palace of Westminster was due to undergo a multi-billion-pound face-lift, with the £4 billion restoration seeing MPs and lords moved to temporary home, but The Daily Mail reports form the Times that the project could be reduced to less … Continue reading

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RTPI takes action to make planning more diverse

The President of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has launched a 10-year action plan to make the planning profession more diverse and inclusive. image: RTPI

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Council approves recommended application for 92 solar panels on the roof of the Cloisters at Salisbury Cathedral

An application by the Chapter Clerk of the Salisbury Cathedral Chapter Office, for the installation of 92 solar photovoltaic panels on the south roof of the Cloisters, has been approved.

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Community Shares Fund gets £600k boost from the AHF to help save threatened high street buildings in England

Communities working together to save much-loved buildings and spaces will today be able to apply for a share of a new £600,000 pot from the Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF).

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Coronavirus impact survey from engineering industry: Closing 27 March, win £100 in vouchers

An engineering services industry survey was launched by ECA, BESA and SELECT, to obtain an early picture of the current and anticipated business impact in the engineering services sector and its supply chain, closing 27 March and with a chance … Continue reading

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UK construction shows its true social and economic value in CIOB report: Almost doubling the ONS figures

The latest report from the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) puts the economic influence of the UK construction sector at almost double that of the officially recorded figures by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

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