IHBC’s newest Context now out: Remembering the Second World War

The latest issue of the IHBC’s membership journal Context is now out, themed around ‘Remembering the Second World War’, using UK-wide case studies to explore core IHBC CPD themes including valuing heritage as an emblem and memorial; managing heritage resources, and generating change to create sustainable futures for the remnants of and signposts to this critical period in global history.

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IHBC London Branch conference launched: ‘From Bauhaus to Brutalism and Beyond: Conserving Post-War Buildings and Places’, Wednesday 2 Oct – bauhaustobrutalism.ihbc.org.uk #IHBCBauhaustoBrutalism

flyerThe IHBC London Branch conference for 2019, bauhaustobrutalism.ihbc.org.uk#IHBCBauhaustoBrutalism, will offer critical CPD around the thorny but topical issue of ‘conserving post-war buildings and places’, over a programme of talks, challenges, networking and more, with content ranging from thermal performance to building regulations, with the day sponsored by Lichfields and taking place at the Royal College of Physicians on Wednesday 2 October.

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IHBC at LPOC Bristol, with benefits: The Listed Property Show South West, 21 Sept – limited free places ( ‘first come’ allocation) & unlimited reduced rate tickets for IHBC members

The IHBC continues its partnering with the Listed Property Owners Club (LPOC) with reduced rates (and limited free places) for members as well an IHBC outreach stand on offer at The Listed Property Show South West, in Bristol on 21 September.

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See #IHBCNottingham2019, on ‘structures’, on video: More 2019 Day School talks now out on IHBC’s YouTube channel

IHBC’s 2019 Annual School included the Day School exploration of structural aspects of its overarching theme – ‘Heritage, Risk and Resilience’ – through presentations led by Ed Morton and Gez Pegram, while these are now available on IHBC’s YouTube channel, for the first time or, for delegates, as a reprise.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £5.6M+ total opportunities this week: Community Archaeology Consultant sought for ‘Belief in the NE’ project, closing 16/08

logoThe IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, with the IHBC Director’s top pick for this week featuring a call from the Department of Archaeology in Durham University for a Community Archaeology Consultant for the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) project ‘Belief in the North East (NE)’, closing 16 August.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Pontefract Castle is removed from the ‘at risk’ register

The Pontefract and Castleford Express has highlighted how Pontefract Castle has survived through battles and sieges, but has had time as its real enemy, but following a £5 million investment the castle has been removed from the ‘at risk’ list after completion of the restoration work.

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Latest Newsletter from IHBC CPD provider ESC: Special issue on traditional buildings features new IHBC ToolBox guidance 

IHBC CPD provider ‘The Environment Study Centre’ (ESC) has published its latest built environment Newsletter, as a ‘Special edition on traditional buildings’, and features new linked IHBC ToolBox Guidance.

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Dry stone walling added to list of intangible cultural heritage in Ireland

websiteThe Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland(DSWAI) has received news that dry stone building has been acknowledged by the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht as part of Ireland’s Intangible Cultural Heritage.

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UKNC on ‘Cultural Heritage Innovation’: Opportunities for international development

publication coverThe UK’s National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC) report shows how the UK is world-leading in innovation in its cultural heritage sector.

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DEFRA consultation outcome and conclusions on legislation for conservation covenants in England

rural sceneEngland’s Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has published the consultation outcome, summary of responses and government response on new legislation for conservation covenants.

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England’s DCMS 5 minute survey to help them help you with ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario: Closes fast

Parliament website Brexit image 031117England’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has commissioned a survey to better understand how they can best support Brexit planning.

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IHBC welcomes HE’s update on post-NPPF revision heritage guidance – and adds some further thoughts…

publication coverThe IHBC has warmly welcomed the new Historic England (HE) briefing on the government’s post-NPPF revision guidance on built and historic environment and conservation planning, while adding some further points also worthy of note.

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Edinburgh’s Climate Heritage Network Global Launch, 24-25 October: With IHBC in attendance

The Climate Heritage Network Global Launch in Edinburgh is a two-day programme (24-25 October) devoted to urgently mobilizing the cultural heritage sector for climate action in Europe and across the globe, which will have the IHBC in attendance.

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IHBC’s ‘CPD boost’, out of Context: Doing architectural research – pleasures and perils

The recent Context – on the Scottish Highlands and Islands offers distinct takes on architectural research in rural areas north and south of the Scottish borders, with insights from each that can promote critical reflections – personal and collective – on principles and priorities for the discipline in the context of conservation.

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IHBC’s ‘CPD boost’: CIC’s ‘Model Mediation Agreement and Procedure’ for construction and engineering disputes

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has published the CIC Model Mediation Agreement and Procedure (CIC MMAP), a model agreement and procedure to assist parties compromise a construction and engineering dispute using mediation.

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Demolition bid lodged for 153-year-old building in Jedburgh

websiteThe BBC has reported on a prominent town centre building in Jedburgh, in the Scottish Borders, that may have to be demolished because it is crumbling.

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Applications for Churchill Fellowships open until 17 September

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT) has announced that applications for Churchill Fellowships – a unique opportunity open to all UK adult citizens – are open until 17 September.

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Essex CC u-turn on closing libraries after consultation receives thousands of responses

websiteFollowing a public consultation that ‘revealed the strength of feeling towards library services’ – through months of protests involving hundreds of residents and the support of big names including David Walliams and Jacqueline Wilson – Essex County Council (ECC) has launched its Essex Future Libraries Strategy, which should mean that no libraries will close, while it offers ‘a significant support package to organisations wishing to take over delivery of library services’.

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Anger at Watford planning law allowing ‘oppressive’ small flats

websiteA mayor has called for a change in planning law after proposals to convert an industrial unit into 15 small ‘oppressive’ flats got the go-ahead.

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Rising price of heritage materials increases rebuild and repair costs of traditional properties by 3.4%

websiteEcclesiastical’s heritage Building Cost Index rose by 1.2% in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the previous quarter, and by 3.4% year on year.

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AHRC GCRF Urgency Grants pilot scheme open

logoThe Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Urgency Grants pilot scheme is open until 31 October 2020, with ‘Applications for full economic costs up to £150,000 for a period of up to 12 months may be submitted at any time during the period of the pilot scheme.’

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SPAB highlights potential impact of legislating for folic acid in flour

websiteThe Government has been considering whether to make it law that all flour should have folic acid added to it, with public consultation ending on 9 September, but if the proposals are adopted, SPAB argues that this could prohibit any unfortified flour being sold for human consumption.

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See #IHBCNottingham2019 on ‘FIRE’: More 2019 School talks on IHBC’s YouTube channel

oil paintingIHBC’s 2019 Day School speakers on ‘Heritage, Risk and Resilience’Steve Emery, of Oxford University, and Liz Davidson, Senior Project Manager, Glasgow School of Art – explored different aspects of fire impacts and responses at the UK’s lead annual event for built and historic environment conservation specialists, and you can now access these on IHBC’s YouTube channel, either for the first time or, for delegates, as a reprise.

image: Nottingham City Council

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Looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020: High streets, community projects and ‘meanwhile’ use – an update from England for IHBC’s Brighton 2020 School

graphicEngland’s government has updated on progress in its ‘plans to take back control of vacant high streets’, just one of many threads in the challenges to be explored at the IHBC’s Brighton 2020 School, ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’, on 18-20 June next year, in the Hilton Metropole.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £210K+ of opportunities this week: Consultant sought by Tower Hamlets to assist on a Tall Buildings SPD, closing 03/09, valued £150K

logoThe IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick for this week features a call from the Tower Hamlets Borough for a consultant on ‘a new supplementary planning document (SPD)’ for tall buildings, closing 03/09, valued at £150K.

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