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- IHBC 2020 AGM (#IHBCAGM2020) update 2: IHBC AGM online on 3 December, with new governance vote planned for ‘Articles’, while ‘Council+ postponed to 2021 29/09/2020
- IHBC’s 2020 AGM (#IHBCAGM2020) update 3: AGM online on 3 December, with ‘Corporate Plan 2020-25’ (‘CP25’) vote planned, while ‘Council+ postponed to 2021 29/09/2020
- IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Design & build ‘could leave architects liable for others’ work’ under new law 29/09/2020
- IHBC CPD boost: Urban planning needs to look back first, as shown by three cities in Ghana 29/09/2020
- Historic Royal Palaces opens consultation on shedding 145 jobs 29/09/2020
- WorldGBC: Sustainable building strategy to boost health and wellbeing 29/09/2020
- Royal Charter International Research Award for Young Constructors 2021, closing date 31/10 29/09/2020
- IHBC’s ‘IMHO’: Government’s ‘Protecting Scotland, Renewing Scotland’, from BEFS 29/09/2020
- IHBC’s 2020 AGM (#IHBCAGM2020) update 1: 3 December, online, with ‘CP25’ and new governance ‘Articles’, but Council+ postponed to 2021 25/09/2020
- Don’t forget: IHBC’s HESPR-linked service promotion is now even more accessible to clients when using our map-based search 25/09/2020
- IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £2.1M+ costed works: Council seeks PM services, closing 1/10 and valued at £104K 25/09/2020
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Heritage Trail proposals to highlight landmarks in St Albans 25/09/2020
- New appointments for design and heritage in England’s planning: Nicholas Boys Smith and Charles O’Brien 25/09/2020
- Government’s £40M Green Recovery Challenge Fund: Up to £40M & 100% project costs! 25/09/2020
- TCPA Report: ‘No place for place-making’, and how planning is bypassed via PDR 25/09/2020
- Ireland’s Architectural heritage protection laws could be reviewed, looking to the UK’s staged approach 25/09/2020
- Rebuilding Heritage support programme: ‘From Survival to Sustainability’ 25/09/2020
- Scotland’s PAS seeks EOIs for funding from the ‘smarter choices smarter places’ fund: Closing 28/09 25/09/2020
- Robert Jenrick’s speech on planning for the future: 21/09 25/09/2020
- Green Homes Grant skills training competition, closing 14/10 25/09/2020
- BBC Visual and Data Journalism team visualise what coronavirus will do to our offices and homes 25/09/2020
- IHBC submits evidence to Commons Select Committee Inquiry on ‘Supporting our High Streets after Covid-19’ 22/09/2020
- IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Construction Declares and the energy minister meeting, from Building 22/09/2020
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Union Chain Bridge gets £250K injection for refurbishment 22/09/2020
- The future of architect regulation: ARB’s call for evidence, closing 23 October 22/09/2020
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SGSAH new research opportunities align practice and research: Collaborative Doctoral Awards – Partner Organisations, deadline 5/10
The Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH) has introduced a new range of research opportunities to align research more closely with practice, as the Collaborative Doctoral Awards scheme offers options for ideas generated by industry partners to be … Continue reading
On Læsø, houses are thatched with thick, heavy bundles of silvery seaweed that have the potential to be a contemporary building material around the world.
The backlog of unbuilt homes that have been granted planning permission has grown by 100,00 in the last year, new research has revealed. image: LocalGov
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has welcomed confirmation of an additional £21.3 million funding from the Scottish Government (SG) to help manage the impacts of COVID-19.
Crown Commercial Services has launched an SME Customer Engagement Survey to shape its commercial expertise in ways that can help buyers across central government, public and third sectors access and assist SMEs take up the usage of CCS services.
The Planning Portal has outlined how recent legislative updates from Government introduce a further 6 specific types of permitted development (each requiring a ‘Prior Approval’ application), set a fee to most of the new prior approval application types, and usher … Continue reading
LGA and UKSSD launch Sustainable Development Guide for councils as ‘Local government can play a key role in driving a sustainable recovery…’
The Local Government Association and the UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development in July launched a guide to help councils engage with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a time when many are starting to re-think the role of … Continue reading
The York Foundation for Conservation & Craftsmanship (YFCC), the charitable arm of the YCCC, has appointed experienced paintings conservator and founding Chair of the Institute of Conservation, Carole Milner, as a trustee.
Townscaper is a new building game that allows users to create their own town, in a very simple way, with elements rising from a digital sea as they click. With no goal apart from the design aspect, this video game, … Continue reading
Thousands of volunteers across the country invite the public to experience local history, architecture and culture, all for free, through Heritage Open Days (HODs), from 11-20 September, and for the first time in its history it will feature online events … Continue reading
On 1 September, the Welsh Government announced the Cultural Recovery Fund — an £18.5 million fund to support the Welsh cultural sector’s recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, to launch on 14 September and close on 30 September … Continue reading
The Victorian Society has announced that Joe O’Donnell will be its new Director, in succession to Christopher Costelloe.
The BEFS-HES partnership ‘CHERF’ initiative – the COVID  Historic Environment Resilience Forum – is looking for ideas on structural / strategic solutions that could fundamentally change the heritage landscape for the better. image: BEFS website
The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) the Heritage Alliance (THA) have announced the launch of a revitalised Heritage Funding Directory.
Construction industry leaders of the UK’s biggest professional and trade bodies have written to the chief executives of all local authorities across Britain as well as the 25 metro mayors, urging them to sign up to the Construction Logistics and … Continue reading
During September 2020 we welcome submissions of high-quality images of UK listed buildings and scheduled monuments.
Parliamentary APPG ‘Suburban Taskforce’ first phase call for evidence, on ‘Outer Boroughs of London’, closing 2 October
The Cross-Party Suburban Taskforce All-Party Parliamentary Group has announced a ‘Call for Evidence’, open until 2 October 2020, with the taskforce having a particular focus on the Outer Boroughs of London in the first phase of research.
Independent analysis of responses to the call for ideas to inform the preparation of a new National Planning Framework (NPF), launched in January 2020, is now available.
Construction employers have asked the CLC for guidance on the use of face coverings in response to coronavirus to help provide a consistent approach across the industry.
The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce(RSA) recently published a report on ‘Heritage for Inclusive Growth’ which shows the scale of the ‘missed opportunity’ if we continue to separate heritage policymaking and economic policymaking.
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee says Covid-19 crisis presents biggest threat to UK’s cultural infrastructure, institutions and workforce in a generation. image: Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament
Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) has shared the report of the Covid Historic Environment Resilience Forum(CHERF), indicating the three clear messages which arose from discussion namely relevance exclusion and localism.
The Government is setting out how it will underpin key environmental commitments with legally binding targets, including for air quality, water, waste and biodiversity. image: for illustration purposes only – Open Government Licence v3.0
Communities Minister for Northern Ireland (NI) Carál Ní Chuilín and its Rural Minister Edwin Poots today jointly launched this year’s Access and Inclusion Programme. image: Department for Communities NI
Researchers at the University of Strathclyde have received funding to develop an online platform for remote building inspection.