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- IHBC 2020 AGM (#IHBCAGM2020) update 2: IHBC AGM online on 3 December, with new governance vote planned for ‘Articles’, while ‘Council+ postponed to 2021 29/09/2020
- IHBC’s 2020 AGM (#IHBCAGM2020) update 3: AGM online on 3 December, with ‘Corporate Plan 2020-25’ (‘CP25’) vote planned, while ‘Council+ postponed to 2021 29/09/2020
- IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Design & build ‘could leave architects liable for others’ work’ under new law 29/09/2020
- IHBC CPD boost: Urban planning needs to look back first, as shown by three cities in Ghana 29/09/2020
- Historic Royal Palaces opens consultation on shedding 145 jobs 29/09/2020
- WorldGBC: Sustainable building strategy to boost health and wellbeing 29/09/2020
- Royal Charter International Research Award for Young Constructors 2021, closing date 31/10 29/09/2020
- IHBC’s ‘IMHO’: Government’s ‘Protecting Scotland, Renewing Scotland’, from BEFS 29/09/2020
- IHBC’s 2020 AGM (#IHBCAGM2020) update 1: 3 December, online, with ‘CP25’ and new governance ‘Articles’, but Council+ postponed to 2021 25/09/2020
- Don’t forget: IHBC’s HESPR-linked service promotion is now even more accessible to clients when using our map-based search 25/09/2020
- IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £2.1M+ costed works: Council seeks PM services, closing 1/10 and valued at £104K 25/09/2020
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Heritage Trail proposals to highlight landmarks in St Albans 25/09/2020
- New appointments for design and heritage in England’s planning: Nicholas Boys Smith and Charles O’Brien 25/09/2020
- Government’s £40M Green Recovery Challenge Fund: Up to £40M & 100% project costs! 25/09/2020
- TCPA Report: ‘No place for place-making’, and how planning is bypassed via PDR 25/09/2020
- Ireland’s Architectural heritage protection laws could be reviewed, looking to the UK’s staged approach 25/09/2020
- Rebuilding Heritage support programme: ‘From Survival to Sustainability’ 25/09/2020
- Scotland’s PAS seeks EOIs for funding from the ‘smarter choices smarter places’ fund: Closing 28/09 25/09/2020
- Robert Jenrick’s speech on planning for the future: 21/09 25/09/2020
- Green Homes Grant skills training competition, closing 14/10 25/09/2020
- BBC Visual and Data Journalism team visualise what coronavirus will do to our offices and homes 25/09/2020
- IHBC submits evidence to Commons Select Committee Inquiry on ‘Supporting our High Streets after Covid-19’ 22/09/2020
- IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Construction Declares and the energy minister meeting, from Building 22/09/2020
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Union Chain Bridge gets £250K injection for refurbishment 22/09/2020
- The future of architect regulation: ARB’s call for evidence, closing 23 October 22/09/2020
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Following approval by the Privy Council, The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) has launched CIAT Chartered Practice.
If historic masonry needs to be stored until it can be repaired it can be protected and preserved highly effectively by burying it in the right conditions, determines a three-year study by Barry Hunt and Carlota Grossi for Historic England … Continue reading
Oxford City Council has announced that Design South East will be its new partner for the Oxford Design Review Panel (ODRP). The ODRP was established in 2014 to provide an independent design evaluation service…
The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has launched an updated version of its design quality evaluation tool, the Design Quality Indicator for Health 2 (DQIfH2), which will contribute to improved design, long term functionality and sustainability of future hospital new build … Continue reading
Historic Environment Scotland’s (HES) Bryony Donnelly has ‘blogsplored’ how to boost mental and physical fitness – and navigate between the coronavirus pandemic, enforced social distancing and a lockdown – by spending time with Scotland’s history. image: for illustration purposes only … Continue reading
IHBC’s new Context out now! Nourish your CPD with food, drink and conservation – all in new compostable envelopes too!
The latest issue of the IHBC’s membership journal Context is now out, ranging widely across its nutrition-industry themes and the IHBC’s conservation own CPD skills framework of the Areas of Competence in the Conservation Cycle, all now delivered in sturdy … Continue reading
Construction Manager features launch of UK APPG: ‘Conservation, People and Places’, with IHBC as secretariat
Construction Manager Magazine is one of the development sector lead publications to feature the launch of the new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on ‘Conservation, People and Places’, with the IHBC supporting its Secretariat. The group will examine how heritage can … Continue reading
IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £487K+ costed posts: Council seeks archaeological scheme, closing 13/10, valued £230K
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 its members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this … Continue reading
IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Housing developer fined for breaking a tree preservation order in Tring
Housing Development Company W E Black Limited was fined at St Albans Magistrates’ Court for breaking a tree preservation order, Hemel Today has reported.
Construction Leadership Council (CLC) co-chair Andy Mitchell has written to the Chancellor to call on the government to fund a long-term retrofitting programme for UK homes to make them greener.
The government has launched the Kickstart Scheme, which provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment – and and opened it for applications … Continue reading
A draft recovery plan for the construction sector in Scotland has been launched by the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF). image: for illustration purposes only – Open Government Licence v3.0
A new programme worth up to £9.5 million will help reduce the carbon footprint of existing social housing in Wales.
An application was filed on Friday to request leave for a judicial review into Liverpool City Council’s decision to allow a zip wire in the heart of Liverpool’s World Heritage Site. image: Victorian Society website
RIBA’s new Education and Professional Development framework – ‘The Way Ahead’ – emphasises safety, climate & ethics
The Way Ahead outlines RIBA’s new Education and Professional Development Framework, signifying a new direction for architectural education and continuing professional development with a greater emphasis on health and life safety, the climate emergency and professional ethics. image: RIBA website
SGSAH new research opportunities align practice and research: Collaborative Doctoral Awards – Partner Organisations, deadline 5/10
The Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH) has introduced a new range of research opportunities to align research more closely with practice, as the Collaborative Doctoral Awards scheme offers options for ideas generated by industry partners to be … Continue reading
On Læsø, houses are thatched with thick, heavy bundles of silvery seaweed that have the potential to be a contemporary building material around the world.
IHBC’s new Home Page launched: Prioritising non-specialist users while continuing our familiar menu – but refresh your browser to get the refreshed service!
The IHBC is piloting a new web Home Page to make it easier for non-specialist users and clients to access our support and guidance – including our HESPR list of businesses and our accredited members – while also keeping familiar … Continue reading
IHBC’s latest ‘CPD Circular’ now out! From England’s planning White Paper to Retrofit, IHBC trustees shape sector policy, practice, and more
The IHBC has issued its latest ‘CPD Circular’, with post-lockdown event planning content that includes the IHBC’s own Continuing Professional Development (CPD) support, the ‘IHBC Recognised CPD Providers’ CPD service, with content from across the sector that, naturally, includes plenty of … Continue reading
IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: ‘Architects may face revalidation every five years’, from RIBA via BD
The 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 notices from across the development sector’s publications, and this week features the … Continue reading
IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Two of Britain’s first public toilets for women given protected status
While the UK saw a boom in the building of public loos from the 1850s onwards, the vast majority were strictly for men, which prompted a campaign for facilities to be provided for women, as reported by INews following new … Continue reading
Plans have been unveiled for the renovation of a £2.75 million waterfront property which has been described as a ‘dream house’, reports The Falmouth Packet.
The backlog of unbuilt homes that have been granted planning permission has grown by 100,00 in the last year, new research has revealed. image: LocalGov
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has welcomed confirmation of an additional £21.3 million funding from the Scottish Government (SG) to help manage the impacts of COVID-19.
Crown Commercial Services has launched an SME Customer Engagement Survey to shape its commercial expertise in ways that can help buyers across central government, public and third sectors access and assist SMEs take up the usage of CCS services.