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Protected: DRAFT: IHBC@COP26: ‘Conserving our Places Conserves our Planet’ – IHBC’s globally accessible virtual built and historic environment ‘Conservation Helpdesk+’, open 31/10 to 12/11

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IHBC’s web resource signpost: Quick links on learning and CPD, only a click away from our Home Page

Anyone looking for conservation learning resources or guidance on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) now has easy access to the IHBC’s help just a click from our Homepage.

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IHBC’s cross-disciplinary signpost ‘… From the factor’s doorstep’: Revised property factors’ code of conduct for Scotland

Fiona McLeod has provided Scottish Construction Now with a brief overview of the changes introduced by the Scottish Government’s revised code of conduct for property factors.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick: Dezeen on ‘The Phoenix Garden’

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 Phoenix Garden: a green retreat in … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Royal High School Edinburgh set to become ‘world-class centre for music’

The Royal High School Preservation Trust has put forward detailed proposals to the City of Edinburgh Council for the iconic Thomas Hamilton building on Calton Hill to be restored as a ‘world-class centre for music education and public performance.’, writes … Continue reading

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MCT name change: ‘Marsh Charitable Trust’, partners in the IHBC Marsh Awards

The Marsh Charitable Trust (MCT) is the new name for the Marsh Christian Trust, lead partners in the IHBC Marsh Awards programme.

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Record 20 places bid for prestigious UK City of Culture 2025 title

A record 20 places from across the UK have put in a bid to become the UK City of Culture 2025. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Local government, climate change and the environment

England’s Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) has published a new collection of guidance, bringing together information for local councils on climate change, net zero and the environment. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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10 jobs that will help shape a zero-emissions future

A listing of 10 jobs to help shape a zero-emissions future includes ‘Home energy auditor and retrofitter’.

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REMINDER – New IHBC ‘CPD Priority’ programme virtual event: Ian Hume on ‘Conservation Engineering’, 28-29  September, from £20 for members, with bursaries too!

A new on-line IHBC ‘CPD Priority programme’ event on ‘Conservation Engineering’ with Ian Hume is planned for 28-29 September, with fees from £20.

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IHBC responds to suite of energy efficiency consultations as changes proposed to traditionally built homes ramp up: ECO4; PAS 2035 etc.

The IHBC has submitted responses to a suite of consultations important to the care of traditionally built homes, including on the Energy Company Obligation ECO4 and PAS 2035.

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IHBC’s Research Signpost: BEIS calls for evidence to substantially reduce research bureaucracy, closing 01/10

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched a call for evidence seeking views on ways to substantially reduce research bureaucracy, which aims to primarily benefit individuals and teams conducting research.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £25M+ costed works this week: DC seeks consultant for town hall works, closing 29/09 and valued up to £100K

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 District Council (DC) for a … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Fears over the future of historic Brighton shul

The JC reports on ‘Grave concerns’ over repair issues at Brighton’s Middle Street Synagogue, ‘one of the most beautiful and significant in the UK’.

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Contribute a European dimension to ‘Good Urbanism Principles’ survey by 2021 MarketPlace stallholders HSI/PlaceEconomics

IHBC 2021 School MarketPlace multiple Stallholder, Heritage Strategies International, has PlaceEconomics as its American sister, with 2021 School Keynote Donovan Rypkema as its Principal, and our NewsBlog network can help contribute a European dimension to their important survey on developing … Continue reading

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RICS Publishes Independent Review – Accepts All Recommendations

The Governing Council of RICS has published the Independent Review by Alison Levitt QC into the events that took place following the commissioning of a Treasury Management audit in 2018 and has voted to accept all her recommendations.

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Dragons’ Den for young professionals in construction, £1000, closing 28/09

A ‘Dragons’ Den’ Competition for Young Professionals in the Construction Industry has been launched, chaired by Andrew Griffith, the Prime Minister’s Net Zero Champion and with a cash-prize of £1,000, closing.

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New research reveals cathedrals’ contribution to local economies & communities

A new report for The Association of English Cathedrals has highlighted the importance of Cathedrals as standing ‘at the heart of communities and regions’, and reveals the considerable contribution of cathedrals to their local economies and communities. image: for illustration … Continue reading

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National Trust adapts Oxburgh Hall’s roof tiles for bats

New roof tiles fitted to a Grade I listed 15th Century manor house have been adapted to stop bats slipping off. image: for illustration purposes only

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IHBC’s September CPD Circular now out: Accessible cross-sector support, with free sign up/events listings!

The new issue of the IHBC’s regular and free CPD Circular has been posted, offering members and our networks accessible and current information on learning opportunities and Continuing Professional Development (CPD), with free postings for anyone holding relevant events too!

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IHBC’s CPD signpost: Why not add to DBW’s list of construction industry ‘traditions, superstitions, pseudoscience & obsolete scientific theories’

Members can add to the Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host platform for the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki and the ‘construction industry knowledge base’ –list of construction industry traditions, superstitions, pseudoscience and obsolete scientific theories that members are encouraged to review, … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘IMHO’ Signpost: Valuing Victorian church architecture

In a special guest blog, Connor McNeill – Interim Churches Conservation Adviser at the Victorian Society – writes about how best to find solutions to the sometimes vexed issue of restoring or re-ordering a Victorian church. image: St Matthew, Edgeley … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick: ArchDaily on ‘Mallorca’s abandoned buildings’.

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 ArchDaily on ‘Mallorca’s abandoned buildings’.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the WHS’s doorstep’: Height reduced at Edinburgh concert venue with work poised to begin next year

Designs for Edinburgh’s first purpose-built music and performance venue in over one hundred years have been scaled back in height to avoid a potential legal battle with developers of the nearby St James Centre.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the ‘Doors Open’ doorstep’ 3: England’s HODs – ‘England’s largest festival of history and culture!’…10-19/09

England’s Heritage Open Days (HODs) programme is ‘your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore.’

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