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- IHBC Launches new ‘Guidance Note’ on ToolBox: Alterations to Listed Buildings’ 15/01/2021
- Parliamentary Inquiry Open: ‘21st Century Places: Values and benefits’ APPG call for evidence closes 29 January 15/01/2021
- IHBC research signpost: Resources on the Buildings of Ireland 15/01/2021
- IHBC’s HESPR pick from £290+K costed works: Island authority seeks Design Guide, closing 02/02, valued at £40K. 15/01/2021
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Gang members jailed after £2M lead thefts from churches in Lincolnshire and beyond 15/01/2021
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Plymouth and more set to receive millions from Future High Streets etc. funds 15/01/2021
- Parliament’s ‘Northern Estate’ refurbishment plans halted 15/01/2021
- Hollywood stars join fight to save Oscar Wilde’s prison from developers 15/01/2021
- UKGBC launches project to develop a ‘Net Zero Whole Life Carbon Roadmap’ for COP26 15/01/2021
- Winners of the 2020 Street Design Awards announced 15/01/2021
- SLC: Scotland’s new protocol on local authority management of Common Good Land 15/01/2021
- Membership of England’s Urban Centre Recovery Task Force 15/01/2021
- Historic Old Course clubhouse to host female lockers for first time after revamp approved 15/01/2021
- IHBC hosts HESPR forum: ‘Exploring new support initiatives with HESPR members’ 12/01/2021
- IHBC’s HESPR second pick from £198+K costed works: National heritage partnership seeks ‘walks’, closing 01/02, valued £69K+ 12/01/2021
- IHBC research signpost: ARCHIDICT an illustrative multilingual dictionary 12/01/2021
- Cardiff Museum of Military Medicine plans go-head despite petition 12/01/2021
- DSWA congratulates new master craftsman 12/01/2021
- Procurement rule changes to help SMEs 12/01/2021
- Industry leaders back £525bn home improvement plan 12/01/2021
- Thousands of trees planted as Network Rail’s £1 million pledge takes root across the country 12/01/2021
- URBACT on small cities surviving Covid-19: ‘Without frequent sharing we would have felt more alone’ 12/01/2021
- £165M+ in repayable finance announced to support Culture Recovery Fund 12/01/2021
- New STBA Website 12/01/2021
- Caithness Iron Age stone tower conserved 12/01/2021
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