Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

IHBC’s cross-disciplinary signpost ‘… From the factor’s doorstep’: Revised property factors’ code of conduct for Scotland

Fiona McLeod has provided Scottish Construction Now with a brief overview of the changes introduced by the Scottish Government’s revised code of conduct for property factors.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick: Dezeen on ‘The Phoenix Garden’

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 Dezeen on ‘The Phoenix Garden: a green retreat in … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Royal High School Edinburgh set to become ‘world-class centre for music’

The Royal High School Preservation Trust has put forward detailed proposals to the City of Edinburgh Council for the iconic Thomas Hamilton building on Calton Hill to be restored as a ‘world-class centre for music education and public performance.’, writes … Continue reading

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MCT name change: ‘Marsh Charitable Trust’, partners in the IHBC Marsh Awards

The Marsh Charitable Trust (MCT) is the new name for the Marsh Christian Trust, lead partners in the IHBC Marsh Awards programme.

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REMINDER – New IHBC ‘CPD Priority’ programme virtual event: Ian Hume on ‘Conservation Engineering’, 28-29  September, from £20 for members, with bursaries too!

A new on-line IHBC ‘CPD Priority programme’ event on ‘Conservation Engineering’ with Ian Hume is planned for 28-29 September, with fees from £20.

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IHBC responds to suite of energy efficiency consultations as changes proposed to traditionally built homes ramp up: ECO4; PAS 2035 etc.

The IHBC has submitted responses to a suite of consultations important to the care of traditionally built homes, including on the Energy Company Obligation ECO4 and PAS 2035.

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IHBC’s Research Signpost: BEIS calls for evidence to substantially reduce research bureaucracy, closing 01/10

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched a call for evidence seeking views on ways to substantially reduce research bureaucracy, which aims to primarily benefit individuals and teams conducting research.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £25M+ costed works this week: DC seeks consultant for town hall works, closing 29/09 and valued up to £100K

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 the call from a District Council (DC) for a … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Fears over the future of historic Brighton shul

The JC reports on ‘Grave concerns’ over repair issues at Brighton’s Middle Street Synagogue, ‘one of the most beautiful and significant in the UK’.

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IHBC’s September CPD Circular now out: Accessible cross-sector support, with free sign up/events listings!

The new issue of the IHBC’s regular and free CPD Circular has been posted, offering members and our networks accessible and current information on learning opportunities and Continuing Professional Development (CPD), with free postings for anyone holding relevant events too!

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IHBC’s CPD signpost: Why not add to DBW’s list of construction industry ‘traditions, superstitions, pseudoscience & obsolete scientific theories’

Members can add to the Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host platform for the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki and the ‘construction industry knowledge base’ –list of construction industry traditions, superstitions, pseudoscience and obsolete scientific theories that members are encouraged to review, … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘IMHO’ Signpost: Valuing Victorian church architecture

In a special guest blog, Connor McNeill – Interim Churches Conservation Adviser at the Victorian Society – writes about how best to find solutions to the sometimes vexed issue of restoring or re-ordering a Victorian church. image: St Matthew, Edgeley … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick: ArchDaily on ‘Mallorca’s abandoned buildings’.

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 ‘Mallorca’s abandoned buildings’.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the WHS’s doorstep’: Height reduced at Edinburgh concert venue with work poised to begin next year

Designs for Edinburgh’s first purpose-built music and performance venue in over one hundred years have been scaled back in height to avoid a potential legal battle with developers of the nearby St James Centre.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the ‘Doors Open’ doorstep’ 3: England’s HODs – ‘England’s largest festival of history and culture!’…10-19/09

England’s Heritage Open Days (HODs) programme is ‘your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore.’

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Serious about your staffing plans or career direction? Manage your risk while staying ahead with ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ with posts from councils (7) to architects, surveyors & estate managers!

The IHBC regularly updates NewsBlog readers on the diverse career and employment opportunities advertised in our ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ service, with recent posts showing a strong and rich diversity of employers and roles, so sign up for free alerts and … Continue reading

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IHBC’s practice signpost: IHBC’s Green Panel convenor on the ‘1 hour project’ – linking students with their profession

IHBC’s Green Panel convenor Crispin Edwards explores how the ‘1 hour project’ links students and their profession.

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Don’t forget: IHBC’s HESPR-linked service promotion is now even more accessible to clients when using our map-based search

IHBC members, colleagues and client bodies can now find the office locations of HESPR members – IHBC’s Historic Environment Service Provider Recognition (HESPR) scheme – using our new map-based facility.  image: Google Maps

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £5.6M+ costed works this week: Council seeks ‘multi-disciplined company’ for repair and restoration, valued £20K, closing 17/09

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 Council’s call for a ‘multi-disciplined company’ for repair … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the ‘Doors Open’ doorstep’ 1:Heritage sites across Wales FREE this September

More than 150 of Wales’ historic sites, landmarks and hidden gems will offer visitors free entry, events or guided tours this September, as 2021 marks the return of Open Doors.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the ‘Doors Open’ doorstep’ 2: Doors Open Days returns as Scotland ‘opens its doors’ in September

Led by the Scottish Civic Trust, Scotland’s ‘Doors Open’ programme means that September’s weekends will see hundreds of architectural gems, sites and other hidden treasures open their doors, throughout the month.

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IHBC signpost to ‘the Remaking of Century-Old Hardware for a $200M Restoration’

Century-old hardware has found a new life through lost-wax casting at the newly unveiled Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library.

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IHBC’s web resource signpost: Quick links to finding conservation services and resources

Anyone seeking dedicated conservation practice services or advice now has easy access to the IHBC’s help on our Homepage.

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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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