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2021 School delegate survey issued: Top marks for relevance (98.2%), CPD support (83.64%), & Friday (c.94%)

The 2021 Brighton School delegate survey has been published, with an impressive showing of ‘good to excellent’ from delegates across key measures: 98.2% approving the content, 83.64%.the CPD support, and c.93% the Friday programme.

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IHBC Communications and Outreach Strategy 2021-24 now online

The IHBC has posted online its updated Communications and Outreach Strategy, for 2021-24, with a foreword by IHBC Chair David McDonald.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick: Dezeen on RIBA ‘Decarbonising’ report

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’, and this week features Dezeen on a RIBA report on ‘Decarbonising the built … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Inside the abandoned American cottage that overlooks a North Wales village

An urban explorer has revealed pictures of a fascinating, abandoned cottage on the ‘outskirts of Wales’ and dubbed the ‘American Cottage’, writes North Wales Live.

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Welsh Government’s plan to tackle town centre regeneration

Town centres are at the heart of Welsh life, but more needs to be done to help their regeneration according to two new reports, according to the South Wales Argus.

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AHF: We are seeking two new trustees!

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) is seeking to appoint two new trustees to join its Board.

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THA announces Pam Alexander OBE as new Chair

The Heritage Alliance has announced that Pam Alexander OBE has agreed to be its new Chair, from 4 November. image: THA

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HSE: Who is responsible for the death of builders?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has outlined its approach to preventing unnecessary deaths caused by exposure to dust on construction sites, centred on a new ‘Dust Kills’ campaign. image: Dust Kills website

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National Infrastructure Planning Reform Programme: stakeholder survey announced, closing 17/12

As part of the review of the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Planning (NSIP) process and all its interactions Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MCHLG) [Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities] invites views on the NSIP process, with the … Continue reading

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30 years in the making: HE opens aerial photography project to the public

Historic England (HE) has opened an aerial photography project to the public, with a virtual aerial map for researchers reaching back up to 6000 years ago.

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Support conservation as a climate solution:  Volunteers and hosts for IHBC@COP26’s Zoom ‘Conservation Helpdesk+’ still welcome, with guidance now out

New guidance is now out for volunteers on the virtual (Zoom) IHBC@COP26 ‘Conservation Helpdesk+’, so you can support ‘conservation as a climate solution’ across the global COP26 network, because ‘Conserving our Places Conserves our Planet’.

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IHBC responds to Conservation Principles for North Ireland

The IHBC has submitted its response on the ‘Conservation Principles – Guidance for the sustainable management of the historic environment in Northern Ireland’.

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IHBC’s web resource signpost: Quick links and guidance on joining, accreditation and career progress are only a click away!

Just discovered the IHBC, or need to join up fast, or even decided to get your accreditation going: just click on the our easy access Homepage ‘Join’ panel and find or Quick Links to getting your career as a conservation … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £43K+ works this week: Charity seeks architect for GII refurb, valued £43K, closing 22/10

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

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Gateway to historic town centre re-opened following improvement works, as what ‘WAS’ becomes ‘HAZ’

Works to improve part of Ormskirk’s historic Wheatsheaf Walk are now complete, providing an improved public square for residents, businesses and visitors.

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ARB on ‘Modernising architectural education and training’

The Architects Registration Board (ARB) is arguing that the way we educate and train architects in the UK needs to change, as ‘we need to ensure architects acquire the right skills, knowledge, experience and behaviours’

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Department for Levelling Up etc. (DLUHC) on ‘Our Governance’ and Board

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has outlined its board’s role to advise and support ministers on the operational implications and effectiveness of policy proposals, focusing on getting policy translated into results.

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RICS sets new standards of conduct

Revised rules of conduct from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) highlight transparency, ethical behaviour and sustainability for RICS’ regulated members and firms.

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Scotland’s new Local Place Plans regulations laid in Parliament

New regulations that provide for the preparation, submission and registration of Local Place Plans (LPPs) have been laid in the Scottish Parliament. image for illustration purposes only: By Mary and Angus Hogg, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=62139071

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Elizabeth Tower conservation set to complete in 2022

The conservation of the Elizabeth Tower has moved another step closer to completion today, as further details about the progress of the works are unveiled after a year of unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. images are reproduced … Continue reading

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Serious about your staffing plans or career? Stay ahead with ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’, with posts ranging from conservation architects (x2) and Officers (x7+) and seeking Net Zero (HE), Listing (HE) and sustainability skills

To help employers and practitioners, the IHBC regularly updates NewsBlog readers on the diverse career opportunities advertised in our ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ service, and recent posts range from Conservation Architects (x2) and Officers (x6+) to Net Zero, Listing and more, … Continue reading

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New Context out, on ‘Conservation leadership by the people’: From Amenity Societies and Wentworth Woodhouse to Kurt Schwitters, Scotland’s Towns, Chester and more

The new issue of the IHBC’s journal, Context No. 169, explores conservation led by the people, in particular communities’ historic infrastructure such as amenity societies, the contributions of which ‘will be more important than ever…  as … rather than waiting, … Continue reading

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Volunteer virtually with IHBC@COP26 on IHBC’s built and historic environment ‘Conservation Helpdesk+’, – because ‘Conserving our Places Conserves our Planet’

Volunteer at the virtual IHBC@COP26 ‘Conservation Helpdesk+’ and support IHBC and our partners’ advice, insights and learning across the global COP26 network, because ‘Conserving our Places Conserves our Planet’, just contact our COP26 conservation #IHBCHelpdesk.

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IHBC CPD signpost: Gender-Responsive Public Procurement – Can public procurement help solve gender inequality?

URBACT cities and experts investigate how to unlock the potential of public procurement to drive gender equality.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick: Dezeen on the ‘Conference of Trees at COP26’

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’, and this week features Dezeen on the ‘Conference of Trees’ at COP26.

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