Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Covid-19 Community Memorial Design Competition, closing 02/11

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’, with news and opportunities from across the development sector’s publications, and this week … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Conservation group ‘horrified’ by wild planting plan for Brighton war memorial garden

Members of a conservation group said that they were ‘horrified’ by a council plan to replace lawns in the Brighton war memorial garden with a bed of wild flowers, reports the Brighton and Hove News. image: By Hassocks5489 – Own … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Out of Context’ CPD boost from Ireland: The evolution of Ireland’s Architectural Conservation Officer (ACO)

If you have a personal development plan to complete, or a upcoming work review meeting it could be useful to see what others in similar roles to you carry out, and Issue 163 of the institute’s member journal Context, should … Continue reading

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Stay ahead in hard times: ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ service update – from project and design leads to ‘Historic Building Climate Change Adaptation’ at Historic England

To help heritage and conservation employers and practitioners in these pandemic times, the IHBC is continuing its NewsBlog reader updates on the diverse opportunities posted on our ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ service, with posts calling for conservation skills across project management … Continue reading

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IHBC’s 2020 Virtual School: Update on delegate feedback and panellists’ responses to questions now out

Delegates at IHBC’s 2020 Virtual School have been updated with the delegate feedback – encouragingly positive, and made available here to NewsBlog readers – as well as current response from select panellists to questions raised by delegates, all alongside early … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £194K of costed work: Council partnership seeks integrated cultural and natural asset planning model, closing 11/09 and valued at £29K

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails its members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Out of Context’ CPD boost from Ireland:  The architects’ view of conservation evolution in Ireland – and ‘The RIAI’s role in conservation’

If you need more for your IHBC ‘Management’ and ‘Intervention’ CPD, try examining aspects of Irish conservation history in issue 163 of the institute’s member journal Context, as the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland’s (RIAI) role in the … Continue reading

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New IHBC application support offers free ‘Virtual MATE’ sessions: General booking open – targeted group sessions to come

As in-person IHBC membership support events – our free Membership Application Training Events (MATE) sessions – were cancelled due to the pandemic, the IHBC has now opened booking for a series of online ‘Virtual MATE’ sessions geared to general practitioners, … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Covid-19 Community Memorial Design Competition, closing 02/11

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’, with notices from across the development sector’s publications, and this week features a … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Virtual CPD Boost: Looking at virtual heritage experiences?  Check out the virtual tour of Frida Kahlo’s Blue House, free

If you are looking at online experiences of heritage resources, why not ‘Take a Virtual Tour of Frida Kahlo’s Blue House Free Online’. image:.museofridakahlo.org

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Last chances for IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Awards 2020: Closing 31/08, £500 + free place at IHBC’s 2021 Brighton School – Just submit coursework online!

The IHBC’s annual Gus Astley Student Award celebrates relevant coursework from ANY UK taught course – history, planning, design, enhancement and more– so just submit your coursework online for a chance to receive up to a £500 cash prize and participate in … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes DBW’s industry-wide standard to make construction knowledge more discoverable

The IHBC welcomed a new industry-wide standard to make construction knowledge more accessible, launched by Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host platform for the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki – and developed by the Construction Knowledge Task Group (CKTG).

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IHBC’s HESPR pick this week: National heritage lead seeks funding scheme evaluations, closing 11/09, valued £30K

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails its members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost: Over-engineered buildings nullify the green benefits, from pbctoday

Alex Hill, managing director at Whitecode Design Associates, offers insight into the smart ways to design building services to ensure they perform as designed and maintain a thermally comfortable environment for occupants, without being over-engineered, from pbctoday.

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Still time to submit to IHBC’s Student Awards: £500 & free places at 2021 Brighton School – It’ll take only a moment to submit coursework online, before 31 August!

The IHBC’s annual Gus Astley Student Award celebrates relevant coursework from ANY UK taught course – history, planning, design, enhancement and more– so just submit your coursework online for a chance to receive up to a £500 cash prize and … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes DBW and partners launch of ‘People Wiki’: … supporting diversity and inclusion, addressing skills and social value

The IHBC has welcomed the launch by Building People and Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host platform for the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki – of a new support service, ‘People Wiki’, a free, open access knowledge sharing platform for diversity and … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: ‘Spacesaving in US homes – the History of ‘Pocket Doors’

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’, with notices from across the development sector’s publications, and this week features Designing … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Border bridge repair scheme awarded funding from HE

Historic England (HE) has awarded £250,000 towards the restoration of the world’s oldest operational vehicular suspension bridge, reports The Berwick Advertiser. “This bridge means so much to so many people….”

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IHBC’s ‘Out of Context’ CPD boost from Ireland:  The development of Irish building conservation, with a heritage focus

The history Irish conservation complements beautifully that of the UK, so if your knowledge needs a boost then UCD Assistant Professor Arthur Parkinson’s feature from issue 163 of Context. on historic building conservation in Ireland, explains its development and context, … Continue reading

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IHBC Marsh Awards 2020 now out – #IHBCMarshAwards: David Lovie, Paula Baron, Andy Barrow celebrated… IHBC, CRT and BCC

Judges in the fifth year of the IHBC Marsh Awards – for Successful Learning in Heritage Skills and Community Contribution (Retired Member) – are delighted to announce the 2020 IHBC Marsh Awards, including certificates and cash awards up to £500, … Continue reading

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IHBC Student Awards close 31 August: Last chance for £500 & free places at 2021 Brighton School – Simply submit coursework online!

The IHBC’s annual Gus Astley Student Award celebrates relevant coursework from ANY UK taught course – history, planning, design, enhancement and more– so just submit your coursework online for a chance to receive up to a £500 cash prize and … Continue reading

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IHBC Chair asks: ‘Are you getting your CPD?’ as Vic Soc launches online events, from wallpapers (27/08) to pubs (9/09)

The Victorian Society (Vic Soc) is offering the chance to hear leading historians, authors, architects and curators speak on a wide range of topics in new online lectures, hosted on Crowdcast, with current topics ranging from wallpapers to pubs! …take … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £400K costed work: English BC seeks Town Centre masterplan, closing 14/09, valued £160-200K

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails its members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Birmingham’s ‘second tallest building’ under judicial review as heritage concerns undervalued by authorities

The construction of Birmingham’s second-tallest skyscraper has been cast into doubt after a High Court judge granted permission for a judicial review into the project, reports Birmingham Live, as the High Court said that not enough weight had been given … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Out of Context’ CPD boost from Ireland:  ‘Restore’?. ‘Repair’?, and who even came first?

Conservation ethics lies at the heart of the IHBC’s CPD, and we all must question how much we really know about the differences between ‘restoration’ and ‘repair’ and their histories, so the new story of Henry Cotton and James Graves … Continue reading

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