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- DBW highlights IHBC-ALGAO:UK partnership to12.5+K registered users across construction & development: Promoting LAs in conservation and the HE 07/07/2020
- IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Contractor’s COVID-19 tests positive for 53% 07/07/2020
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Weston’s Birnbeck Pier could have new owner as Council consider CPO 07/07/2020
- BEFS highlights lack of R&M in ‘Economy for Scotland: Report’ despite advocacy 07/07/2020
- RIAS Elects Youngest Ever Candidate as President 07/07/2020
- Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) and partners awarded £0.5M by NLHF for ‘building the resilience of the heritage sector’ 07/07/2020
- Historic Houses on 70th Anniversary of the Gowers Report 07/07/2020
- Scotland’s free resource to help UK construction sector attract more women into industry 07/07/2020
- Nominations for 7 Most Endangered 2021 programme closes 7 September: ‘Let’s save Europe’s endangered heritage sites together’, says Europa Nostra 07/07/2020
- Scotland invests £78m to help construction sector return to work 07/07/2020
- MPs are asked for views on £4bn Parliament restoration plan 07/07/2020
- AA director loses two votes of no confidence 07/07/2020
- IHBC Chair reports on your institute ‘Promoting CPD During Lockdown’ via HE 03/07/2020
- IHBC highlights demand for HE’s new & concise guidance on ‘Enabling Development…’ (‘GPA 4’) 03/07/2020
- IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £23.8M+ costed works: English DC seeks Landscape Architects for urban works, closing 27 July, valued £25-50K 03/07/2020
- IHBC CPD Boost: Local Government Lawyer on amending street names and removing statues 03/07/2020
- PM announces England’s ‘Build, Build, Build’ strategy to beat the pandemic 03/07/2020
- Build, Build, Build Needs Repair, Repair, Repair, says FMB 03/07/2020
- Jenrick on England’s building and coronavirus recovery 03/07/2020
- England’s councils’ planning powers under threat 03/07/2020
- Don’t let planning deregulation lead to poor quality housing, says CPRE 03/07/2020
- HE on new PDRs: The essential detail, from their Planning Bulletin 03/07/2020
- COVID-19 survey shows ‘significant’ impact on Scotland’s heritage sector 03/07/2020
- International Women in Engineering Day 2020 03/07/2020
- Tony Pidgley CBE, 1947-2020: ‘a man always ahead of the game’! 03/07/2020
Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog
Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (RBKC) council’s decision to approve replacement for Kensington Odeon with a 63% smaller cinema is a ‘box office balls-up’, argues The Steeple Times.
Historic England (HE) notes that we might not be able to experience all of England’s heritage in person at the moment, but anyone learn from its virtual guide to the buildings of Ove Arup in England (and one beyond!) image: … Continue reading
The government Planning and Advisory service (PAS) has adapted it’s work programme to help you respond to current pandemic challenges.
IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 110: Facilities management solutions that could help prevent or reduce spread of disease
Richard Brayshaw, CAFM sales manager at Excitech, discusses the facilities management solutions which could help prevent or reduce the spread of disease.
IHBC’s first ‘Virtual School’, #IHBCVirtualSchool2020: 2020 launch with global and local takes from the pandemic to 700+ delegate places, with thanks to speakers, delegates and Principal Sponsor HCUK Group
The first ‘Virtual School’ hosted by the IHBC was launched on 19 June with lead speakers covering pandemic-related topics shaping valued places to more than 700 delegate places, while offering special thanks to speakers, delegates and Principal Sponsor HCUK Group: … Continue reading
IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £1.5M+ costed works: Council seeks lead for historic market refurb, valued £65-75K, closing 6 July
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
IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Caister’s ‘Never turn back’ lifeboat memorial handed proud listed status
The Beauchamp memorial in Caister, for nine lifeboatmen who lost their lives has been added to the nation’s list of buildings of historic interest and has been given Grade II designation, reports the Great Yarmouth Mercury.
A discretionary fund has been set up to accommodate certain small businesses previously outside the scope of the business grant funds scheme.
Historic England has launched a second emergency fund to support the heritage sector recovery from the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Last chance to book the #IHBCVirtualSchool2020 ‘OLD TOWNS | NEW FUTURES’… from a Global Pandemic’: Registration under way; CPD support and certificates; Recordings to all delegates, look ahead to #IHBCBrighton2021
With 300+ delegates and recordings available to those unable to attend, this flexible, high-value certified CPD highlight is as accessible as possible, with a low fee (from £15+VAT) and top-notch support, so if you are interested you must BOOK HERE … Continue reading
IHBC’s latest ‘Membership Matters’ update issued: ‘Pivoting in a pandemic – Building conservation advocacy…’
Signed-up IHBC members will have received the current issue of the newly named ‘IHBC Membership Matters’ – previously our Member Eletter – offering updates on recent IHBC trustee meetings while providing more context on our NewsBlog service updates.
The IHBC has submitted its response to the Welsh Government consultation on Applications for Listed Building Consent (LBC) made by local planning authorities (LPAs).
Science Learning Hub reports on the work of a multinational team (K021) conducting research on Antarctica’s historic huts, built by explorers like Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton in the early 20th century.
IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Colston statue toppled during Bristol’s Black Lives Matter protest
The statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol city centre – often the centre of debates about marking Bristol’s dark history – was ‘torn down, reports The Bristol Cable.
The UK had lifestyle and business operating restrictions imposed on 23 March 2020 in a drastic but needed step to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As it has in every aspect of life, the limitations have had a significant … Continue reading
IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 102: Ireland’s pandemic site safety measures ‘could add 10%’ to house costs
Ireland’s Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has warned that Covid-19 site safety measures could add 5-10% – as much as €15,000 – to the cost of a new house. Image: CIOB website – Construction crane over Dublin (Dimitry Anikin/Unsplash)
IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 103: Lottery funder sees record number of applicants for £200m ‘smaller charities’ government pot
A £200m government fund for smaller charities, run by the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF), received a record-breaking number of applications when it opened last week.
IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 104: On how ‘The heritage sector’s survival depends on innovation’, via IHBC HESPR-member, Purcell
Visitor centres will need to transform to survive the pandemic’s impact, and David Hills – from IHBC HESPR-member, architectural practice Purcell –thinks construction professionals can help, as reported by Building.
IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 105: Empower community renewal or sink grass roots recovery hopes, Localis report warns
A report by the think-tank Localis has recommended that Ministers fund and empower local people to run vital community businesses and service hubs, as these can help neighbourhoods thrive beyond the immediate Covid pandemic.
IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 106: Google supports COVID-19 response efforts with maps and Android utility library update
Google, under its ‘data for good’ program is helping data scientists, analysts and, communities working in the effort to combat COVID-19 response in aggregating data, discovering new information and publishing them for the use. image: for illustration purposes only
Maximise your CPD at the IHBC’s 2020 Virtual School, #IHBCVirtualSchool2020: With some pre-School ‘prep and check’ be sure to make the most of our low fee (from £15+VAT), so book now!
At the IHBC’s 2020 Virtual School: ‘OLD TOWNS | NEW FUTURES’, delegates will get session recordings, but to avoid missing out also should check out connections, technology, and our Gotowebinar event platform well in advance, as with a little digital … Continue reading
IHBC’s 2020 Yearbook now online, and on its way: Layla Moran MP, Griff Rhys Jones and more, explore ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’, and #IHBCVirtualSchool2020
More than 5000 copies of the IHBC’s 2020 Yearbook are being distributed to members, and sector leads, with features linked to the IHBC’s 2020 and 2021 School theme ‘OLD TOWNS |NEW FUTURES’ – including our pandemic-compliant 2020 Virtual School, on … Continue reading
IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 93: England’s ‘Reopening High Streets Safely Fund’ guidance on accessing ERDF’s £50M fund package
A guidance page has been posted to help local authorities deliver activities supported by England’s Reopening High Streets Safely Fund, the £50 million fund coming from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). image: Open Government Licence v3.0
IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 94: Historic England Announces Covid-19 Emergency Grants to Help Recovery of Heritage Sector
Historic England (HE) has announced £1.8 million in grants for 70 projects to help tackle the impact of Coronavirus on the heritage sector. image HE webiste – © Hufton + Crow HE writes: ….The grants range from social distancing guidance … Continue reading
IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 95: NI planning’s pandemic response ‘lagging badly’ behind rest of the UK, says construction industry
Northern Ireland’s (NI) planning system is ‘lagging badly’ behind the rest of the UK in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic by failing to introduce remote hearings, construction industry groups have said. image: for illustration purposes only – Open Government … Continue reading