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IHBC’s next OPEN & FREE ‘Management’ CPD Pre-School webinars for #IHBCReading2024 School theme, ‘Place & Building Care…’: ‘Enforcement’ (03/05) and ‘Munstead Wood’ estate (16/05)

The IHBC is delighted to announce two more free #IHBCReading2024 pre-School CPD webinars and tasters in our exploration of ‘Place & Building Care…’, targeting IHBC’s ‘Management’ Area of Competence across planning (Enforcement) and historic estates (Munstead Wood), 12/13-15 June: image … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Research’ signpost: ICE advice for engineers to close the gender pay gap following on RAE research

An analysis of the findings of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s (RAE_ report, ‘Closing the engineering gender pay gap’ focuses on the profession and revealed some surprising findings, concludes The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). image for illustration

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IHBC issues 2024 AGM reminders: To voting members, ‘Please complete your proxy form’, and for all, to register in advance for Robyn Pender on ‘… energy in buildings…’, 30/04

IHBC’s Chair David McDonald has reminded voting members to complete proxy voting forms – SHORT or LONG as suits – as back-up arrangements for voting at our 2024 AGM on 30 April, while reminding all to register in advance for … Continue reading

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New closing date of 30 April for IHBC’s two Marsh Awards: ‘civic contributions by retired members’ and ‘successful learners’

A new closing date of 30 April has been announced for the two IHBC 2024 Marsh Awards – for ‘civic contributions by retired members’, and for ‘successful learning in heritage skills’ – with awards of £500 and free places at … Continue reading

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‘Money is still not the barrier’: Bursaries extended for IHBC’s 2024 School, #IHBCReading2024, 12/13-15 June – ‘Submit now to be next on the list!’

Bursaries from the IHBC’s UK-wide allocation are still available for the 2024 Annual School in Reading, 12/13-15 June – #IHBCReading2024 – on ‘Place & Building Care: Finance, policy & people in conservation practice’, offering some of the most accessible and … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £112K+ works this week: Heritage team seeks engineering services for canal restoration, £70K, to 10/05

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance service – emails members regular ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s pick this week is a call from a heritage team for structural … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Claim – Torbay’s planning rules are being flouted due to lack of enforcement

Just two planning enforcement officers are on the books at Torbay Council as a shortage of key council officers means planning regulations are being flouted in Torbay, Torbaytoday reports. image for illustration: Open Government Licence v3.0

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Proposals for £65m University Centre Blackpool set for decision

Plans for a £65m university campus in the centre of Blackpool look set to be given the go-ahead – with a new name also unveiled for the development, reports The Blackpool Gazette. image for illustration: Blackpool tower and sea front … Continue reading

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Copenhagen and Paris mayors discuss lessons learned after fires wreck landmarks

After a fire devastated the Danish city’s 400-year-old stock exchange building the mayors of Copenhagen and Paris have been in touch to see what can be learned from the catastrophic fire at Notre Dame cathedral. image for illustration

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Joint statement on England’s Natural and Historic Environment published by NE, HE and Lottery: ‘Integrating the Management of the Natural and Historic Environment’

‘Integrating the Management of the Natural and Historic Environment’ is a Joint Statement between Natural England (NE), Historic England (HE), and the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF). image for illustration – Peter Badcock

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Architects etc. – Professional Practical Experience Commission – Call for evidence, to 24/04

The ARB’s independent Professional Practical Experience Commission is investigating the challenges faced by architecture students in the UK in seeking opportunities for suitable work experience, with a consultation open to 24 April.

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Office for Place Update: Free Places at 2024 Design Code Schools for LPA officers

The Office for Place is supporting Urban Design Learning for local planning authority (LPA) Officers to run two Code Schools later in the year. image for illustration: Open Government Licence v3.0

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the global doorstep’: European Architecture Prize Philippe Rotthier 2024, closing 30/04.

The European Architecture Prize Philippe Rotthier 2024, is for architectural projects, urban and rural developments completed in the last five years promote architecture in harmony with nature etc, and closes 30 April. image: rotthierprize.com

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IHBC welcomes formal signing by IHBC Chair and ICOMOS-UK President of new MOU, securing ‘closer ties and cooperation’

The IHBC has welcomed the formal signing of its Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ICOMOS-UK, as a structured agreement focussed on establishing ‘closer ties and cooperation between these two organisations in the field of heritage conservation’.

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Missed #IHBCReading2024 School webinar on ‘Applying BSI’s PAS 2038…’, co-hosted by Fit for the Future? Just catch it free on IHBC’s Youtube channel…

If you missed IHBC’s Technical Panel lead John Edwards on ‘Applying BSI’s PAS 2038 in Retrofitting non-domestic Heritage and Traditional Buildings’ – our free ‘pre-school’ CPD webinar supporting IHBC’s Reading School 2024, co-hosted by School partner Fit for the Future … Continue reading

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New closing date of 30 April for IHBC’s two Marsh Awards: ‘civic contributions by retired members’ and ‘successful learners’

A new closing date of 30 April has been announced for the two IHBC 2024 Marsh Awards – for ‘civic contributions by retired members’, and for ‘successful learning in heritage skills’ – with awards of £500 and free places at … Continue reading

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‘Money is still not the barrier’: Bursaries extended for IHBC’s 2024 School, #IHBCReading2024, 12/13-15 June – ‘Submit now to be next on the list!’

Bursaries from the IHBC’s UK-wide allocation are still available for the 2024 Annual School in Reading, 12/13-15 June – #IHBCReading2024 – on ‘Place & Building Care: Finance, policy & people in conservation practice’, offering some of the most accessible and … Continue reading

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IHBC issues 2024 AGM reminders: To voting members, ‘Please complete your proxy form’, and for all, to register in advance for Robyn Pender on ‘… energy in buildings…’, 30/04

IHBC’s Chair David McDonald has reminded voting members to complete proxy voting forms – SHORT or LONG as suits – as back-up arrangements for voting at our 2024 AGM on 30 April, while reminding all to register in advance for … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest News’: Building on ‘world’s first full-scale commercial nuclear power station’

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’, and this week features Building on the ‘world’s first full-scale commercial nuclear power station.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’, for #IHBCReading2024 too: Go for £9.5M revamp of Brutalist Reading Hexagon Theatre

Reading Borough Council has given the green light to £9.5 million plans by Haworth Tompkins to overhaul its Brutalist 1977 Hexagon theatre. image for illustration: Graham Horn / The Hexagon Commons Wiki

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Activists occupy house set for demolition by ‘not-for-profit’ housing association

Housing and climate campaigners occupied a house in south-east London in protest against its planned demolition and the ‘crime’ of leaving empty homes boarded up amid a housing crisis, reports The Morning Star. image for illustration: Open Government Licence v3.0

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CIC: Government must make up for lost time with an improved plan for healthier, climate resilient homes and buildings

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has responded to the Future Homes and Buildings Standards consultations, calling on government to accelerate the futureproofing and decarbonisation of our homes.

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York Minster receives generous donation towards new Centre of Excellence for Heritage Skills and Estate Management

York Minster is delighted to announce the exceptionally generous support of the Garfield Weston Foundation towards its new Centre of Excellence for Heritage Skills and Estate Management. image for illustration: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Nearly 70 museums and libraries across England to benefit from £33 million boost

Every part of England will receive funding through the latest round of the Cultural Investment Fund, Government writes. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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APPAG Inquiry on Archaeology and Metal-detecting in England launched

The All Party Parliamentary Archaeology Group (APPAG) has launched a call for evidence on Archaeology and metal–detecting welcoming written submissions by deadline of 30 April 2024.

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