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- Protected: DRAFT: IHBC@COP26: ‘Conserving our Places Conserves our Planet’ – IHBC’s globally accessible virtual built and historic environment ‘Conservation Helpdesk+’, open 31/10 to 12/11 16/09/2021
- IHBC’s web resource signpost: Quick links on learning and CPD, only a click away from our Home Page 14/09/2021
- IHBC’s cross-disciplinary signpost ‘… From the factor’s doorstep’: Revised property factors’ code of conduct for Scotland 14/09/2021
- IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick: Dezeen on ‘The Phoenix Garden’ 14/09/2021
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Royal High School Edinburgh set to become ‘world-class centre for music’ 14/09/2021
- MCT name change: ‘Marsh Charitable Trust’, partners in the IHBC Marsh Awards 14/09/2021
- Record 20 places bid for prestigious UK City of Culture 2025 title 14/09/2021
- Local government, climate change and the environment 14/09/2021
- 10 jobs that will help shape a zero-emissions future 14/09/2021
- REMINDER – New IHBC ‘CPD Priority’ programme virtual event: Ian Hume on ‘Conservation Engineering’, 28-29 September, from £20 for members, with bursaries too! 10/09/2021
- IHBC responds to suite of energy efficiency consultations as changes proposed to traditionally built homes ramp up: ECO4; PAS 2035 etc. 10/09/2021
- IHBC’s Research Signpost: BEIS calls for evidence to substantially reduce research bureaucracy, closing 01/10 10/09/2021
- 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 10/09/2021
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Fears over the future of historic Brighton shul 10/09/2021
- Contribute a European dimension to ‘Good Urbanism Principles’ survey by 2021 MarketPlace stallholders HSI/PlaceEconomics 10/09/2021
- RICS Publishes Independent Review – Accepts All Recommendations 10/09/2021
- Dragons’ Den for young professionals in construction, £1000, closing 28/09 10/09/2021
- New research reveals cathedrals’ contribution to local economies & communities 10/09/2021
- National Trust adapts Oxburgh Hall’s roof tiles for bats 10/09/2021
- IHBC’s September CPD Circular now out: Accessible cross-sector support, with free sign up/events listings! 07/09/2021
- IHBC’s CPD signpost: Why not add to DBW’s list of construction industry ‘traditions, superstitions, pseudoscience & obsolete scientific theories’ 07/09/2021
- IHBC’s ‘IMHO’ Signpost: Valuing Victorian church architecture 07/09/2021
- IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick: ArchDaily on ‘Mallorca’s abandoned buildings’. 07/09/2021
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the WHS’s doorstep’: Height reduced at Edinburgh concert venue with work poised to begin next year 07/09/2021
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the ‘Doors Open’ doorstep’ 3: England’s HODs – ‘England’s largest festival of history and culture!’…10-19/09 07/09/2021
Monthly Archives: August 2021
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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
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.
IHBC features ‘Heritage from the (church) doorstep’: Visitors to St Alban’s Cathedral can see restored shrine of St Amphibalus and of St Alban
Visitors to the Cathedral can see the medieval shrine of St Amphibalus restored to its former glory, making it the first time in centuries that the Cathedral’s two medieval shrines can be appreciated together in their fully restored grandeur.
LDA Design has been appointed by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) to research the role of design codes in achieving net zero targets and promoting nature recovery.
The Building Safety Alliance, an independent industry led ‘not for profit’ organisation has been launched with the purpose of implementing the certification of competent individuals wishing to deliver the role of building safety manager (BSM) and a publicly accessible register … Continue reading
New changes to the Highway Code will give pedestrians greater priority over cars at junctions and crossings, the transport secretary has announced. image: By Unknown – Safe Driving for Life, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=58564648
Charities urge action on unsuitable & inaccessible homes as 1M households live in homes that don’t meet needs
The Centre for Ageing Better and Habinteg are urging action from government on the number of disabled and older people living in unsuitable and inaccessible homes.
CHARTER Brainstorms In Riga – Our Joint Venture In Building A Conceptual Matrix For Cultural Heritage
A summary account of the work the CHARTER Alliance went through during our first official workshop encounter, virtually hosted from Riga, is outlined by Elis Marçal.
New research delves into how to attract Generation Z to a career in Construction as fewer than one-third would consider a career there, with 57% of women and girls in the age category still put off the industry because of … Continue reading
IHBC’s Technical Update: Panel chair Prof. John Edwards examines PAS 2038 ‘… a new BSI retrofit standard and what it means for older buildings’
Professor John Edwards, Director of Edwards Hart Consultants and a member of the panel that produced the new ‘Publicly Available Specification’, PAS 2038, offers new insights on this ‘new BSI retrofit standard and what it means for older buildings’.
IHBC’s opportunity spotlight: DCMS seeks Expert Adviser applications for ‘College of Experts’, closing 14 September
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) seeks 20 people for its College of Experts (unpaid roles) with priority areas including Art, Culture and the Creative Industries, and applications closing 14/09.
Final notice for IHBC’s Student Awards: Submit your coursework by 31 AUGUST to win up to £500 & a place on IHBC’s 2022 Aberdeen School
Following calls from participating courses, the closing date for the IHBC’s annual Gus Astley Student Award is now 31 August, so relevant coursework submitted on ANY UK taught course – under-graduate or post-graduate – from 2020 OR 2021 may be submitted online … Continue reading
A collection of web resources on the government website brings together three investment programmes which aim to level up communities.
IHBC’s HESPR pick from £425 + costed works this week: Island council seeks ‘infrastructure and public realm’ design services, ends 20/09, value £400K
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 an island council’s call for ‘site infrastructure and public … Continue reading
IHBC features ‘Heritage from the Museum’s doorstep’: Stonehenge ruling prompts debate among heritage community
Opinion is divided among the heritage community on the next steps after the high court quashes planning permission for a tunnel near Stonehenge, reports The Museums Association (MA). image: By Sumit Surai – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=82300627
Transport secretary Grant Shapps must ‘re-determine’ his decision on Highways England’s planning application for the Stonehenge Tunnel after a High Court judge ruled his original decision to approve the scheme as ‘unlawful’.
Rural councils and service providers, through the Rural Services Network (RSN) have called on government to ensure Levelling Up funds are allocated fairly, transparently and based on need following a new report: Towards the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. image RSN … Continue reading
Want to save a threatened historic building? Nominate it for the Victorian Society’s endangered list 2021
The Victorian Society is seeking nominations for its 2021 Top Ten Endangered Buildings Campaign. The annual event highlights buildings that are in dire need of repairs or are at risk of being lost completely. image: Victorian Society website
An expensive refurbishment of Tower Bridge’s hydraulic system is likely needed, according to a leading expert on the structure.
The Federation of self-employed and small businesses (FSB) is look at how central and local government in the UK can help high streets to flourish, as it argues that ‘High streets are not in decline…’. image: for illustration purposes only … Continue reading
Scottish Construction Now has asked: How long did it take to put the finishing touches on the most iconic buildings in the world? image: By Arnaud Ligny from Paris, France – Tour Eiffel, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36264111
IHBC calls on members and Branches to encourage nominations to the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours List: Closing 17/09
Joint Director Generals at England’s Department for Digital, Culture Media & Sport (DCMS), are asking members for ‘help in identifying candidates…to be recognised amongst the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours’, with nominations closing on 17 September.
IHBC CPD Signpost: STiCH Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) framework for quantifying environmental impacts of systems and products
Recognising the challenge of climate change Sustainability Tools in Cultural Heritage (STiCH) provides a life cycle assessment (LCA) Carbon Calculator and Library of Case Studies and Information Sheets developed to help cultural heritage professionals make educated, sustainable choices to lower … Continue reading
IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick: Construction Manager on construction’s ‘crucial’ role in tackling climate change
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 Construction Manager on how ‘Construction has a ‘crucial’ role … Continue reading