IHBC’s Context on ‘Building Services’ now out: your next best CPD boost before the Nottingham School, and check out the new design styling too!

publication coverIHBC’s next membership journal Context is out, offering critical CPD updates in practice areas linked to its ‘Building Services’ theme, looking at issues of the often hidden details that help our buildings function properly, from sewage and water to lighting and heating, all enhanced too by it new, more graphic styling.

Co-ordinated by IHBC member Jonathan Taylor, Context 159 offers a peek into some timely case studies and looks at new technological developments and their implication for historic buildings.

This new issue also links to the theme of this year’s Nottingham Annual School, ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience confronting conservation calamities’ as services are so crucial to the operation and development of our building stock.

As ever, the issue also carries the usual regular features such as book reviews, Bob Kindred’s ‘Periodically’ journal updates –  and general papers as well as reports from the IHBC Chair and Director and much more.

Articles include:

  • Servicing an 18th-century skyscraper -Hugh Griffiths
  • Authenticity? Leave it alone – Nick Hill
  • Civil engineering and the health of a Victorian town – Kent Woods
  • Historic lighting in Bath’s public realm – Rhys Brookes
  • Servicing Durham Cathedral’s Open Treasure project – Louise Priestman
  • Respecting Waterhouse – Christina Sinclair, Rebecca Stone and Tom Waterson
  • Creative thinking in a neighbourhood plan – Malcolm Airs
  • Can the heritage of Europe help to integrate the UK? – Sabine Coady Schäbitz
  • Bricks and mortar, flesh and blood – David Garrard
  • Landscapes – Chris Mayes

Reading Context helps IHBC members develop their skills across all of the IHBC’s Areas of Competence, and so is a critical baseline in addressing priorities in Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

To access Context:

  • IHBC Members: See your postbox, if you don’t already have it by your desk or bed
  • Non-members: Go to the Context Archive

As ever, themed issues of Context also include more general conservation articles as well as news, book reviews and reports from IHBC’s officers.

If you have any suggestions for Context articles or other material contact Mike Taylor at: editorial@ihbc.org.uk

See information on Context’s future issues, guidance for authors

Access the online archive and see the issue online 

View more information on this year’s Annual School at nottingham2019.ihbc.org.uk

View IHBC Newsblogs on building services

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