IHBC launches 2021 Brighton School – #IHBCBrighton2021, 17-18 June (1 & 2 day options) including new learning-led Heritage MarketPlace, from £25+VAT (early bird)

Booking is open for the IHBC’s 2021 Brighton School#IHBCBrighton2021, offering delegates from all disciplines, areas and career stages uniquely flexible and accessible certified learning (IHBC CPD)– including our new School ‘Heritage MarketPlace’ – with options over 17-18 June, and access to select services across 7+ months, including MarketPlace listings, provisional tours (Virtual School only) and innovative digital publications.

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IHBC’s new learning and networking resource for all: 2021 Brighton School’s ‘Heritage MarketPlace’, with stalls from £100+VAT: 18 June 2021 (IHBC network reductions may apply)

The IHBC has launched a new learning and networking resource for practitioners, services, suppliers and clients with the 2021 Brighton School’s (#IHBCBrighton2021) learning-led ‘Heritage MarketPlace’ – the virtual expansion of the traditional School exhibition – an accessible platform to link heritage and conservation learning, networking, promotion and advocacy in and beyond the School, with stalls from £100+VAT (IHBC network reductions may apply).

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IHBC Welcomes MFL Affinity as Principal Sponsor for the 2021 Brighton School

The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) is delighted to announce MFL Affinity, as the Principal Sponsor for the institute’s 2021 Brighton School, on 17  & 18 June 2021, and – depending on restrictions – possibly later in the year.

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IHBC practice signpost: Scottish Government on new publications – Technical handbooks for use from 1 March 2021

logoBuilding regulations set out technical requirements applicable to building work to protect the public interest and the Scottish Government publish technical handbooks which explain how to achieve the requirements set out in the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004 and they regularly consult with industry to review our guidance.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £3.5M+ costed works: Council seeks Landscape Sensitivity Assessment, closing 10/03

logoThe 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 its members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts, and the IHBC Director’s pick features a call from an English Council for a Landscape Sensitivity Assessment, closing 10 March.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Aberdeen cafe evacuated after part of building collapses

An Aberdeen cafe the Tartan Pig on Holywood Place has been forced to close after part of a neighbouring building collapsed., the city’s Evening Express reports.

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Countryside Stewardship Scheme now open for 2021 applications

fields and treesThe 2021 Countryside Stewardship scheme is now open with guidance on the scheme rules and how to apply.

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Panellists appointed to the London Mayor’s Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm

Fifteen panellists drawn from across the culture, heritage, media and voluntary sectors have been appointed to the London mayor’s Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm, which aims to create greater diversity in statues, street names, building names and memorials.

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CLC adopts national retrofit strategy: Consultation closing 1 March

As part of its work implementing the Roadmap to Recovery Plan, the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has given its backing to a National Retrofit Strategy, with consultation closing 1 March 2021.

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Call for EOIs in Scotland’s ‘Climate Beacons’ for COP 26: Closing 01/03

Climate Beacons for COP26 is a Scotland-wide collaborative project between climate change or environmental organisations and arts, heritage or cultural organisations to stimulate long-term public engagement in the lead-up to and following COP26, with Expressions of Interest (EoI) due by 1 March.

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Hammersmith Bridge illuminated red in Valentine’s Day message to Government

Hammersmith Bridge has been illuminated bright red in a Valentine’s Day stunt aimed at highlighting ongoing delays to its repair, as the 133-year-old west London bridge has been closed to traffic since April 2019 when cracks appeared in its pedestals.

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IHBC’s FREE CPD Taster: John Edwards on ‘Introducing Building Survey for Retrofit’, 29/03, 1pm-2pm

John Edwards, IHBC Technical Panel Chair and Trustee, will introduce ‘Building Survey for Retrofit’ to IHBC members in a free stand-alone IHBC CPD certified 1-hour session that also serves as a taster for fee-based IHBC CPD programmes  previously delayed by the pandemic.

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IHBC’s newest Recognised CPD Provider – TGR – offers 10% discount on events to IHBC members

The IHBC’s newest Recognised CPD Provider The Green Register (TGR) – an independent, self-funded and not-for-profit company training ‘construction professionals from all disciplines’ is offering IHBC members a 10% discount on any TGR event.

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IHBC research Signpost: DCMS on ‘Rapid Evidence Assessment: Culture and Heritage Valuation Studies’

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has issued an assessment of the current state of the literature valuing the services provided by culture and heritage assets.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: PBC & Arup on drones

logoThe IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts, with news from across the development sector, and this week features a post from PBC on ‘Drone surveying a London landmark.

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HE, HAZ and more: 10 new films imagine the future of the High Street, from 2 March

Commissioned as part of the High Streets Heritage Action Zones (HAZ) Cultural Programme, led by Historic England (HE), ten new films created by contemporary filmmakers in collaboration with young creatives, exploring what the future of the high street could be, with two films released per week, starting Tuesday 2 March.

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Virtual CSCS cards launched together with a new app

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has launched virtual CSCS cards and a new app.

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National Churches Trust Budget Representation 2021: Making the financial case

The National Churches Trust Budget Representation 2021has been issued: Making the financial case for the social value of church buildings.

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Welsh Government Written Statement on second homes

Wales Gov welsh dragonWelsh Minister for Housing and Local Government Julie James has made a written statement concerning second homes in Wales, indicating ‘commitment to a range of policy initiatives’.

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Defra etc: New £10M fund to drive private sector investment in nature

A new £10M fund from Defra and others will provide grants of up to £100,000 to environmental groups, local authorities, businesses & other organisations.

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Legislative proposals to address impact of Scotland’s concentration of land ownership

A discussion paper from The Scottish Land Commission (SLC) proposes three new legislative measures to modernise land ownership in Scotland and to support a dynamic and productive economy by addressing the adverse effects of Scotland’s unusually concentrated land ownership.

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Enter the Brick Awards for 2021: Free, closing 14/05

Celebrating the world’s greatest brick architecture and craftsmanship, the Brick Development Association (BDA) is hosting a call for free entries to the Brick Awards 2021, with categories including Urban regeneration, Refurbishment, Innovations, and Craftsmanship, and closing 14 May.

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IHBC’s ‘members only’ first Council and General Meeting of 2021: Free, 26 March, 1pm – eligible members called on to use proxy votes

The IHBC is issuing exclusive invitations and formal notices to IHBC members of ALL categories to the first Council meeting of 2021, from 1pm 26 March, starting with a formal General Meeting vote to support virtual meetings, and with eligible members strongly encouraged to use proxy votes to help the IHBC ‘move past the pandemic’!

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IHBC ToolBox Guidance on ‘Retrofit’: New update 

The IHBC has updated its ToolBox practice Guidance Note on the Retrofitting of Traditional Buildings – first launched at one of the ‘IHBC Spotlight’ sessions at the 2019 Annual School in Nottingham – after author and IHBC Technical Panel Chair John Edwards revised content to reflect feedback and new developments.

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IHBC research signpost: Engine Shed Technical Paper 34 – ‘Energy consumption and behaviour profiles for eight… dwellings’

The Engine Shed’ (part of Historic Environment Scotland) Technical Paper 34 on ‘Energy consumption and behaviour profiles for eight traditionally built dwellings’ gives an insight into the energy consumption and occupier comfort and behaviour for eight traditionally built dwellings in Edinburgh and its surroundings.

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