Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

IHBC offers cautious welcome to ‘Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill’ but stresses lack of capacity in delivering locally

The recent Queen’s Speech introduced the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill ‘to drive local growth, empowering local leaders to regenerate their areas’, with implications for conservation and the historic environment offered a cautious welcome by the IHBC, while also highlighting capacity … Continue reading

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Free Affiliate Application webinars for IHBC Supporters: Guidance, updates + Q&A, 24/06 & 26/06

The IHBC has an extra pre-School offer of free 1-hour CPD-certified webinars to guide Supporter members on how to easily and successfully complete Affiliate applications, all informed by the success of recent applicants and tied to our #IHBC25 anniversary and … Continue reading

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New IHBC 2022 School CPD resources for ‘Environment & heritage management’ – oil, recycling & more – 17/06

You can check out the new updates on speakers, content and CPD resources for the Environment & Heritage management session at the blended Aberdeen Day School on 17 June HERE.

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Promote your business, service, charity etc. at IHBC’s virtual Heritage MarketPlace, opening #IHBCAberdeen2022 on 15/06, from c.£100+VAT

Heritage service providers, suppliers, agencies, charities and others can promote their learning, news and more to IHBC networks and delegates for only c.£100+VAT, with a c.6+ month web ‘billboard’ School posting with a live 2022 School stall option on 15 … Continue reading

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IHBC Signpost: BRE/BEIS project to modernise home energy rating scheme

The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has announced a new project with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to improve and modernise the home energy rating scheme used to measure the energy and environmental performance of UK homes. … Continue reading

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IHBC Signpost: Expert advice pivotal in new-look Historical Railways Estate

National Highways has unveiled a new method of managing the Historical Railways Estate (HRE).

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest News’: Griff’s 1st film clip for blended #IHBCAberdeen2022 on 17/06

IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognitionquality assurance scheme for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and this week features Griff Rhys Jones on film at our blended #IHBCAberdeen2022 conference.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (construction) doorstep’: Planning reform scepticism on levelling-up bill

The government has unveiled long-awaited planning reforms as part of its Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill, and Tim Clark reports just how the construction sector sees it on Construction Buzz. image: for illustration purposes only – Open Government Licence v3.0

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Good news for #IHBC25: New IHBC governance supported by new Trustee Information Pack

In line with its new governance, and supported by the IHBC’s 25th anniversary year developments, #IHBC25, we have updated the online Trustee Information Pack, and all are encouraged to review and feed back as suits.

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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’: Docomomo US – ‘11 most threatened modern buildings in America’

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 Docomomo on the ‘11 of the most threatened modern buildings … Continue reading

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IHBC ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: York to try again for UNESCO WHS

York’s last bid to be listed as a place of ‘outstanding universal value to humanity’ was rejected in 2011, when only its archaeological deposits were put forward, but now a more ‘holistic’ approach may succeed. image: Harry Mitchell| (Micklegate Bar … Continue reading

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Feature your business, charity, leadership, learning etc. at IHBC’s virtual Heritage MarketPlace for 6+ months – live and opening #IHBCAberdeen2022 on 15/06, from c.£100+VAT

Heritage service providers, suppliers, agencies, charities and others can promote their learning, news and more to IHBC networks and delegates for only c.£100+VAT, with a c.6+ month web ‘billboard’ School posting with a live 2022 School stall option on 15 … Continue reading

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REMINDER: 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 Signpost to Welsh Senedd Research: ‘How can communities save buildings they care about?’

A research article written by Robin Wilkinson, Senedd Research, Welsh Parliament, explores how communities can save buildings they care about.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick: £650K works as National Park seeks community engagement support, closes 23/05, £27.5K

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 IHBC Director’s pick from the HESPR News and Tender Alert email for this week … Continue reading

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IHBC ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: New lease of life for historic Leeds gem

A new lease of life for an historic Leeds building, neglected after 150 years, is on the cards for The Leeds Assembly Rooms, reports The Yorkshire Evening Post. image: for illustration purposes only – RichTea, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via … Continue reading

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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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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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