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Applications open: Oxford Belcher Fellowships in Victorian Studies, close 6/6

Applications are invited for Belcher Visiting Fellowships in Victorian Studies for periods of one, two, or three academic terms during 2022-23 or 2023-24, closing 9am, 6 June.

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Leonardo DiCaprio advisor on $45M Circular/Regenerative Fund

Backed by an all-star roster including Leonardo DiCaprio and circular economy pioneer William McDonough, a fledgling venture capital firm has announced the close of its first $45M fund for investment in circular and regenerative approaches to consumer industries.

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CPD at #IHBCAberdeen2022 FREE? Book for 17/06 now & submit ‘Chair’s Choice’ questions early to win Virtual School fee back

Question and Answer opportunities will take place across the IHBC’s ‘blended’ Day School on 17 June, but time will be tight, so get your questions in beforehand for a chance to win the ‘Chair’s Choice’ for each session by submitting … Continue reading

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IHBC Signpost to NBS sustainability report: ‘… just a third of projects achieve sustainability goals

NBS, the global platform, has issued new research that while most construction professionals want to to deliver sustainable outcomes, only a third usually manage to achieve it within a project. image: for illustration purposes only – Open Government Licence v3.0

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Explore #IHBCAberdeen2022 virtual ‘Learning-led MarketPlace’ 15/06 with IHBC Happy Hour too

Make the most of the IHBC’S Aberdeen 2022 School – whatever your delegate place – by getting to the Heritage MarketPlace: #IHBCMarketPlace, a unique IHBC CPD resource, ‘Led by learning, shaped by practice’, open 4.30 -7.30 on 15 June and … Continue reading

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Check out #IHBC25 online: 25 years since we turned professional – with ideas invited on how to mark our heritage and look ahead too

Our new subscription year – April 2022 to March 2023 – will see the IHBC mark a quarter of a century since our incorporation as a professional body supporting and accrediting built and historic environment conservation specialists, so we’re kick-starting … Continue reading

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Good news for #IHBC25: Interdisciplinary IHBC accreditation recognised by Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) for Professionally Qualified Person (PQP) cards

Sector lead the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has recognised the IHBC’s professional accreditation (Full and Associate Members) and support (CPD etc.) in awarding its PQP (Professionally Qualified Person) cards.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest News’: Building on York Minster stonemasonry centre

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  the AJ’s notice on plans for the York Minster stonemasonry … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: one of London’s richest boroughs first in UK to allow solar panels on historic buildings

The National News UK reports that one of London’s richest boroughs has become the first in the UK to give consent to solar panels on historic listed buildings without planning permission in a bid to cut carbon emissions. image: for … Continue reading

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DCMS: Guidance on making a request to review a listing decision

Refreshed and updated guidance has been issued on requests to review listing decisions made by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

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Arup names London least ‘sponge-like’ city in study of seven global cities

Arup has raised concerns about London’s natural ability to deal with increasing amounts of rainwater as in a study looking at seven global cities, Arup ranked London as the least ‘sponge-like’ due to its lack of blue and green infrastructure. … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD Circular now out as new ‘Contents’ list makes access even easier

The IHBC’s easy access CPD Circular is now even simpler to work through as a new ‘Contents’ list links to sections such as events, research, awards and more, all in line with our anniversary ambitions for IHBC25.

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Last chances for FREE #IHBCAberdeen2022 ‘pre-school’ online CPD: John Edwards on IHBC ToolBox Retrofit Guidance (3/05)

To prep for the Aberdeen School in June, the second of 2 free IHBC ‘pre-School’ events is still on open for booking: #IHBC Aberdeen2022’s Day School speaker John Edwards will explore the IHBC Toolbox ‘Retrofit Guidance’ on 3 May.

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IHBC Wales Branch virtual AGM with free CPD – ‘Conservation updates: IHBC and Cadw’, 11/05

IHBC Wales Branch members of all categories have been invited to the next AGM, on 11 May.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick: £75K works includes top UK university seeks advice on heritage partnerships etc, closes 28/04

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 a call from a top UK university for advice … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Unearthing the history of Gloucester’s the Fleece Hotel starts

Work to repair a fire-hit medieval hotel in Gloucester is underway as crews have started work to strip back some of the modern trappings and reveal the historic framework reports Gloucestershire Live. image: By Gloucester Cathedral by Colin Manton, CC BY-SA … Continue reading

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Building Safety Bill receives Royal Assent

The Building Safety Bill has received Royal Assent (28th April) having completed all the stages in both Houses and is now an Act of Parliament. image: Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

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Cadw seeks 3 Board Members: Closing 13/05

Cadw seeks applications for up to three Non-Executive Members with relevant experience and expertise for its Board, with skills in community, conservation and commerce, and closing 13 May.

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The Heritage Alliance: Rebuilding Heritage update & key insights

The Heritage Alliance (THA) has announced that the full set of insight infographics from Rebuilding Heritage are now available to view on the project website, drawing on our findings from the live programme and our external evaluation.

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Study to see if abandoned mines could be used to heat homes in Cornwall

A study to determine if abandoned mines could be used to heat new homes will be undertaken in Cornwall. image: for illustration purposes only

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Good news for #IHBC25: Positive interim update on ‘LA Market Intelligence’ data for IHBC’s anniversary year

IHBC’s Bob Kindred OBE has offered NewsBlog readers an update on his research into ‘Conservation Officer’ posts in England – analysis of key data in our evolving profession that he has carried out since 1998, the year after the IHBC … Continue reading

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#IHBCAberdeen2022 CPD, hybrid and recorded: Session 2, on ‘new’ heritage, nuclear, new industries & more – 17/06, from £25+VAT for 10.5 hours!

After welcomes that include Griff Rhys Jones (video), the second session of the IHBC’s Aberdeen Day School on 17 June targets issues around ‘new heritage’: the nuclear industry; modernism and communities, and the ‘challenging’ heritage of the fossil fuel era … Continue reading

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#IHBCAberdeen2022 CPD, hybrid and recorded: Session 3, ‘old’ heritage, on sustainability, design, planning & more – 17/06, from £25+VAT for 10.5 hours!

After morning welcomes and sessions that include Griff Rhys Jones (video) and more, the IHBC’s Aberdeen Day School (17/06) examines ‘old heritage’ that faces new pressures, including ‘Tools and standards’ for sustainable conservation; a ‘Masterplanning’ case study of Aberdeen’s centre, … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes COTAC’s Newsletter, on online assessment in conservation, updates and more

The Council on Training in Architectural Conservation (COTAC) has published its new Newsletter, introducing new online assessment in conservation; news of the report of the 2021 conference and more.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest News’: AJ on Holocaust Memorial’s future

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  the AJ’s notice on ‘… the future of the UK … Continue reading

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