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- 2021 School delegate survey issued: Top marks for relevance (98.2%), CPD support (83.64%), & Friday (c.94%) 19/10/2021
- IHBC Communications and Outreach Strategy 2021-24 now online 19/10/2021
- IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick: Dezeen on RIBA ‘Decarbonising’ report 19/10/2021
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Inside the abandoned American cottage that overlooks a North Wales village 19/10/2021
- Welsh Government’s plan to tackle town centre regeneration 19/10/2021
- AHF: We are seeking two new trustees! 19/10/2021
- THA announces Pam Alexander OBE as new Chair 19/10/2021
- HSE: Who is responsible for the death of builders? 19/10/2021
- National Infrastructure Planning Reform Programme: stakeholder survey announced, closing 17/12 19/10/2021
- 30 years in the making: HE opens aerial photography project to the public 19/10/2021
- Support conservation as a climate solution: Volunteers and hosts for IHBC@COP26’s Zoom ‘Conservation Helpdesk+’ still welcome, with guidance now out 15/10/2021
- IHBC responds to Conservation Principles for North Ireland 15/10/2021
- IHBC’s web resource signpost: Quick links and guidance on joining, accreditation and career progress are only a click away! 15/10/2021
- IHBC’s HESPR pick from £43K+ works this week: Charity seeks architect for GII refurb, valued £43K, closing 22/10 15/10/2021
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Gateway to historic town centre re-opened following improvement works, as what ‘WAS’ becomes ‘HAZ’ 15/10/2021
- ARB on ‘Modernising architectural education and training’ 15/10/2021
- Department for Levelling Up etc. (DLUHC) on ‘Our Governance’ and Board 15/10/2021
- RICS sets new standards of conduct 15/10/2021
- Scotland’s new Local Place Plans regulations laid in Parliament 15/10/2021
- Elizabeth Tower conservation set to complete in 2022 15/10/2021
- Serious about your staffing plans or career? Stay ahead with ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’, with posts ranging from conservation architects (x2) and Officers (x7+) and seeking Net Zero (HE), Listing (HE) and sustainability skills 12/10/2021
- New Context out, on ‘Conservation leadership by the people’: From Amenity Societies and Wentworth Woodhouse to Kurt Schwitters, Scotland’s Towns, Chester and more 12/10/2021
- Volunteer virtually with IHBC@COP26 on IHBC’s built and historic environment ‘Conservation Helpdesk+’, – because ‘Conserving our Places Conserves our Planet’ 12/10/2021
- IHBC CPD signpost: Gender-Responsive Public Procurement – Can public procurement help solve gender inequality? 12/10/2021
- IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick: Dezeen on the ‘Conference of Trees at COP26’ 12/10/2021
Monthly Archives: August 2020
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
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).
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
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.
Rights: Community: Action issues ‘pre-action’ letter warning of a Judicial Review claim on new permitted development rules
Rights: Community: Action has instructed Leigh Day Solicitors to issue a ‘pre-action’ letter warning of a Judicial Review claim in relation to the government’s new rules on permitted development rights.
Funding of £3.8 million will help protect jobs and assist the re-opening of iconic heritage sites closed during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been announced. image: NTS
Welsh ministers have announced a £260m funding boost for councils, bringing the total amount of government COVID-19 support to almost half a billion pounds.
Historic England (HE) has launched a new addition to Heritage Counts, ‘Heritage and the Environment’ which explores the key aspects affecting England’s natural and built environments and the relationships that exist between them. image: HE
Northern Ireland (NI) Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín is to make a further £10.8M funding available to the voluntary and community sector to assist recovery from and prepare for any possible second wave of Covid-19.
England’s Circular 03/2020 provides additional information further to the introduction of new permitted development rights to extend buildings upwards as well as the publication of the Manual to the Building Regulations. image: for illustration purposes only – Open Government Licence … Continue reading
Cash strapped historic churches helped by the National Churches Trust as the COVID-19 pandemic has had a serious impact on the finances of many churches. image: for illustration purposes only – Joanna Theobald
Better Towns Consortium launches an interactive ‘#bettertowns roadmap’ to help realise the potential of towns
The #bettertowns consortium has launched the ‘#bettertowns roadmap’, a data based methodology for bringing about positive change in towns by repurposing forgotten spaces and re-engaging with their communities through realistic and actionable projects. image:Better Towns website
Trees for Life has submitted a planning application for the world’s first rewilding centre at its 10,000-acre Dundreggan Estate in Glenmoriston.
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
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
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
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….”
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
Research commissioned by specialist heritage insurer, Ecclesiastical, has revealed young people are less likely to visit heritage attractions in person once the lockdown lifts due to coronavirus fears. However, digital is a revenue opportunity for heritage attractions as two fifths … Continue reading
URBACT is exploring how smaller cities reliant on tourism can re-imagine their future in the wake of Covid-19, with case studies of two smaller URBACT cities – Dubrovnik (HR) and Grosseto (IT).
With over twelve years’ experience helping people who have lost their jobs to plan and manage their career transitions and having created the world’s first Level 3 university accredited course in ‘Personal Career Management’, Soldier On! is offering its outplacement … Continue reading
CITB NI has launched a new £1,000 bursary award for students studying a third level Built Environment related qualification (Level 4 or above), closing 18/09.
Health and safety are always at the forefront of the minds of responsible employers, but current times have perhaps made these issues even more prevalent, as this article explores, writes UK Construction Week. image: for illustration purposes only Open Government … Continue reading
Simon Allford will be the RIBA’s next President and Gavin Traylor the next RSAW President.
This summer SPAB’s launching a photography competition, and few technical limitations means that photos taken on a smartphone or a DSLR camera (minimum of 300dpi and a maximum file size of 10Mb) are welcome, while there’s no limit to the … Continue reading