Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

IHBC CPD signpost: BDP shares ‘movement of people’ design insight at St James Quarter

Having helped complete the delivery of phase one of the new St James Quarter in Edinburgh, BDP has shared some insight into how it is designed with the movement of people in mind and delivers a real step change for … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick: Archdaily on The Stigma of Affordable Housing

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 The Stigma’ of Affordable Housing.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the (church) doorstep’: Visitors to St Alban’s Cathedral can see restored shrine of St Amphibalus and of St Alban

Visitors to the Cathedral can see the medieval shrine of St Amphibalus restored to its former glory, making it the first time in centuries that the Cathedral’s two medieval shrines can be appreciated together in their fully restored grandeur.

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IHBC Signpost: Are we Gen Z ready for careers in construction?

New research delves into how to attract Generation Z to a career in Construction as fewer than one-third would consider a career there, with 57% of women and girls in the age category still put off the industry because of … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Technical Update: Panel chair Prof. John Edwards examines PAS 2038 ‘… a new BSI retrofit standard and what it means for older buildings’

Professor John Edwards, Director of Edwards Hart Consultants and a member of the panel that produced the new  ‘Publicly Available Specification’, PAS 2038, offers new insights on this ‘new BSI retrofit standard and what it means for older buildings’.

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IHBC’s opportunity spotlight: DCMS seeks Expert Adviser applications for ‘College of Experts’, closing 14 September

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) seeks 20 people for its College of Experts (unpaid roles) with priority areas including Art, Culture and the Creative Industries, and applications closing 14/09.

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Final notice for IHBC’s Student Awards: Submit your coursework by 31 AUGUST to win up to £500 & a place on IHBC’s 2022 Aberdeen School

Following calls from participating courses, the closing date for the IHBC’s annual Gus Astley Student Award is now 31 August, so relevant coursework submitted on ANY UK taught course – under-graduate or post-graduate – from 2020 OR 2021 may be submitted online … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Research Signpost: New levelling up and community investments

A collection of web resources on the government website brings together three investment programmes which aim to level up communities.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £425 + costed works this week: Island council seeks ‘infrastructure and public realm’ design services, ends 20/09, value £400K

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 an island council’s call for ‘site infrastructure and public … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the Museum’s doorstep’: Stonehenge ruling prompts debate among heritage community

Opinion is divided among the heritage community on the next steps after the high court quashes planning permission for a tunnel near Stonehenge, reports The Museums Association (MA). image: By Sumit Surai – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=82300627

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IHBC calls on members and Branches to encourage nominations to the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours List: Closing 17/09

Joint Director Generals at England’s Department for Digital, Culture Media & Sport (DCMS), are asking members for ‘help in identifying candidates…to be recognised amongst the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours’, with nominations closing on 17 September.

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IHBC CPD Signpost: STiCH Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) framework for quantifying environmental impacts of systems and products

Recognising the challenge of climate change Sustainability Tools in Cultural Heritage (STiCH) provides a life cycle assessment (LCA) Carbon Calculator and Library of Case Studies and Information Sheets developed to help cultural heritage professionals make educated, sustainable choices to lower … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick: Construction Manager on construction’s ‘crucial’ role in tackling climate change

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 Construction Manager on how ‘Construction has a ‘crucial’ role … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from Perth’s doorstep’: Gannochy Trust Lifetime Neighbourhood wins at Scottish Design Awards

The Gannochy Trust’s intergenerational neighbourhood in Perth designed by Glasgow architecture firm Anderson Bell + Christie, has picked up two awards and a commendation at the Scottish Design Awards….

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IHBC welcomes government call to shape the architectural profession – especially the chance to ‘put conservation at its heart’, closing 8/11

The IHBC has welcomed the opportunity to help shape the future of architecture, responding to the Housing Minister’s query on ‘what could be improved’ in regulating architects with a call ‘to put conservation at the heart of the architectural profession.’

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IHBC says ‘conserving our places conserves our planet’ as we respond to new IPCC report on climate change: ‘widespread, rapid’ and ‘unequivocally caused by human activities’

The IHBC has responded firmly to the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report – which highlights how climate change is intensifying – by highlighting the urgent need to care for our historic environment, as ‘conserving our places also conserves our planet’.

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REMINDER: Submit your coursework for the IHBC’s annual Gus Astley Student Award by 31 AUGUST to win up to £500 & a place on IHBC’s 2022 Aberdeen School

Following calls from participating courses, the closing date for the IHBC’s annual Gus Astley Student Award is now 31 August, so relevant coursework submitted on ANY UK taught course – under-graduate or post-graduate – from 2020 OR 2021 may be submitted … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £6.6M + costed works this week: Council seeks open and green space strategy, closes 07/09, valued up to £60K

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

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Website shares vision of new quarter at Grimsby’s Kasbah

A website has been launched to share vision of new cultural and business quarter at Grimsby’s Kasbah and aims to showcase what the regeneration project has to offer businesses, reports The Grimsby Telegraph.

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REMINDER: Submit your coursework for the IHBC’s annual Gus Astley Student Award by 31 AUGUST to win up to £500 & a place on IHBC’s 2022 Aberdeen School

Following calls from participating courses, the closing date for the IHBC’s annual Gus Astley Student Award is now 31 August, so relevant coursework submitted on ANY UK taught course – under-graduate or post-graduate – from 2020 OR 2021 may be submitted … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD Signpost: Townscapes – The Value of Social Infrastructure as ‘physical spaces and community facilities’

A Public Policy think tank has called on government to work with local and devolved authorities to better focus, fund and devise a strategy that establishes support for community facilities as a key pillar of the post-Covid recovery agenda.

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IHBC’s research signpost: Design Economy 2021 – on ‘current and future economic, social and environmental’ design values

Design Economy is a resource to help learn more about the current and future economic, social and environmental value of design in the UK.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick: pbctoday on ‘Retrofitting for energy efficiency: PAS 2035’

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 pbctoday on ‘Retrofitting for energy efficiency: PAS 2035’.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the (granite) doorstep’: Granite-gate… guide to UTG saga and why stone is so important to Aberdeen

The Evening Express reports on the mystery of a missing granite staircase has rocked Aberdeen, with a possible police investigation being launched into how dozens of precious stone slabs ended up on the property of a high profile businessman.

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National Churches Trust on ‘supporting Northern Ireland’s churches and chapels’… with the IHBC & NI Branch

Northern Ireland has 2,500 churches and chapels – more per head than anywhere else in the United Kingdom, and the recent National Churches Trust update highlights include partnership with the IHBC and our national Branch in the Northern Ireland Places … Continue reading

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