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

IHBC Branches OS MapIt’s the beginning of a busy springtime for the IHBC Branches, from planning and organising CPD events and MATE accreditation support sessions to AGMs and more.

This month’s features include:

If you want to include any Branch event or news in the next edition get in touch with Carla Pianese at support@ihbc.org.uk

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  • Explore creative ways to guide your IHBC accreditation to Full Membership
  • Look out for sessions in your area

Successful IHBC MATE sessions were held at Historic Environment Scotland (HES) in Edinburgh on 7 February and with the North West Branch in Manchester on 28th.

The IHBC provides a one-stop-shop to advise on our accreditation support sessions at mate.ihbc.org.uk.

The purpose of the MATE (Membership Application Training Event) seminar is to help demystify the accreditation process. You will have the opportunity to talk with full members about your application and hear about how to approach the process.

Any queries or for booking please get in touch with Kate Kendall at lets@ihbc.org.uk

If you need more guidance to upgrade your conservation accreditation with us, and in line with national and international standards, do remember you can:

Looking for Professional Volunteering?
If you would like to get involved with Branch activities & events, please consider volunteering for a branch officer post.  The positions are not onerous, communications happen mainly by email and Branches hold meetings quarterly.

There are currently interesting Branch Officer positions available with:

Northern Ireland Branch
If you would like to discuss how you can contribute please contact the Secretary, Sarah McNamee at sarah.mcnamee@midulstercouncil.org

Yorkshire Branch
If you would like to discuss how you can contribute feel free to contact the Secretary, David Rawlins at rawlinsd@icloud.com

For any other Region in the UK, please get in touch on the relevant Branches webpage and select the Branch you are interested in.


March 2019
20 March

North West Branch – Decision Making Consistency Seminar, led by Andrew Shepherd, Architect
6-8pm, Deloitte, Manchester

Case study-based seminar, leading to lots of interesting discussion! Real life cases which often ended up being determined by the Planning Inspectorate are used.  These are presented with the basic facts, which are then discussed by the participants, with their views as to whether consent(s) should have been granted.  Free to attend.

To book your place contact klu.wray@hotmail.co.uk

25 March
London Branch: Care and Conservation of Decorative Plaster Ceilings
6-8pm, HS1 Ltd Offices, 5th floor, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG

Join us for an evening of talks on the survey and preservation of historic plaster ceilings.

We will start with a presentation by Richard Ireland on the stylistic development of plaster ceilings together with an overview of their investigation, defects and repair. This will be followed by Kevin Clark from the heritage team at Conisbee Consulting Engineers who will talk about some of their recent work accessing, inspecting and appraising the structure that supports such ceilings, often in highly challenging conditions.

COST – £5 (including Eventbrite booking fee)
It is essential you book through Eventbrite

28 March
North West Branch – Albert Dock 175 Interpro: Construction
6-8pm, Maritime Museum, Liverpool

The sixth in the interpro lecture series celebrating the range of built environment professionals that have contributed to the successful regeneration of the Albert Dock. Led by the Charted Institute of Building, this event will focus on the challenges faced in construction work at the Albert Dock both in the past and present day. The event will be debate focused with students from Liverpool John Moores University also presenting. Free to attend.

Further details to be circulated, but any queries please contact klu.wray@hotmail.co.uk

30 March
Yorkshire Branch – MATE session

We are holding another MATE seminar with the YO Branch. There will be a presentation from Kate Kendall, IHBC Education, Training & Standards Liaison

Officer followed by small group discussions.

Kate Kendall said: ‘These events are a great way for prospective applicants to find out how to understand their skills, knowledge and experience in the context of IHBC membership criteria and accreditation.  And all this is free too, offered to anyone interested in IHBC membership as part of the IHBC’s charitable support for the care of the built and historic environment.’

To book your FREE place please email Kate Kendall LETS@ihbc.org.uk

View details on the Events Calendar

April 2019
3 April

North West Branch – Approaches to Treatment for Common Causes of Degradation in Historic Tiles, Lesley Durbin, Tiles and Ceramics Society
5:30-7:30pm, Buttress, Manchester

Following her successful introductory talk on tiles and ceramics, Lesley is back to give us a detailed seminar on common causes of degradation.  This talk will address the common causes of degradation found in historic tile schemes both wall and floor.  We will also look at the most appropriate methods of repair and conservation.  The talk will focus on late 19th century and 20th century tiles but with the opportunity to take a brief look at 18th century and medieval tiles as well. The talk will be power point illustrated and will give every opportunity to question and discuss as we progress. The emphasis is on collective learning rather than instruction.

Free to attend
Refreshments at 5:30pm with the talk to start at 6pm
To book contact sgill@buttress.net
View details on the Events Calendar

If you want to find out more about CPD events, talks, workshops, conferences and many more happening across the UK and beyond, visit our Events Calendar.


flyerIHBC Annual School – Nottingham 2019
Heritage, Risk & Resilience:
confronting conservation calamities


Full School: Thursday 4 – Saturday 6 July 2019
Day School: Friday 5 July 2019

Main Venue: Nottingham Conference centre, Burton St, Nottingham NG1 4BU

Social Media promotion: @IHBCTweet  @IHBCEastMids #IHBCNottingham2019

Event Description
The Institute of Historic Building Conservation will hold its 21st Annual School in Nottingham, from 4-6 July 2019, hosted by the IHBC East Midlands Branch.
This year’s Annual School focuses on the theme of ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience: confronting conservation calamities’ and explores:

  • Heritage challenges and insights into solutions for Fire, Flood & Structural Failure
  • Case studies – Technical, practical and strategic advice
  • Planning for the worst: dealing with the aftermath

The Annual School includes three exciting days of:

  • Tours – Nottingham, Leicester, Derby & the East Midlands
  • CPD support: Up to 20 hours Continuing Professional Development linked
  • Business opportunities: Sponsors, exhibitors, networks & supporters

Find out more about the speakers, Day School Programme, tours and much more at nottingham2019.ihbc.org.uk

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