Monthly Archives: November 2023

Designing Buildings’ collation on the ‘Autumn Statement’: Thoughts from IHBC, CIOB, CPRE and more

Designing Buildings has collated feedback and opinion on the government’s ‘Autumn Statement’, presented by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, from expert sector leads including the IHBC, CIOB, CPRE and more. image: Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

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IHBC seeks paid expert leads for priority new topics in Branch CPD training: ‘Fire Protection’, ‘Enforcement’ and ‘Placemaking & Design Codes’: Closing 6 January 2024

The IHBC is seeking ‘expressions of interest’ from nationally recognised lead conservation experts in three new priority areas: ‘Fire Protection & Regulations’, ‘Enforcement’, and ‘Placemaking & Design Codes’ as it expands the IHBC Branch CPD training pilot, which funds locally … Continue reading

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IHBC’s 1st Christmas treat: Free and open webinar from IHBC’s Technical Panel lead John Edwards on ‘Applying BSI’s PAS 2035:2023…’ for IHBC Reading School 2024, Christmas and more, 15/12

John Edwards will explore ‘Applying BSI’s PAS 2035:2023 in Retrofitting Traditional and Historic Buildings’ in a free and open webinar on 15 December, for 1 hour (including questions) offered on behalf of the IHBC’s Technical Panel, IHBC’s  Reading School 2024 … Continue reading

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Your invitation to ‘A Medieval Christmas’, at Newcastle’s Black Gate, with IHBC’s North Branch, 7 December, from £20 (with select free places too!)

Join in the North Branch Winter Event 2023 on 7 December from 5.30pm, with buffet, festive drinks and more at the Black Gate,  Newcastle, for certificated CPD (Historic and Technology), from £20 (IHBC Retired members & Students free).

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Join IHBC’s Consultations Panel: Your chance to keep up on conservation policy, legislation, guidance and much more, while building skills and CPD

IHBC members are invited to join the IHBC’s longstanding Consultations Panel, which offers the chance to offer your take on conservation practice, principles and standards into the IHBC’s conclusions on emerging policy, legislation and guidance, shaping the conservation outcomes of … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘new home’ signpost: Historic Buildings & Places moves home

IHBC member and lead Bob Kindred, Trustee of Historic Buildings & Places, has drawn attention to the change of address for the Society (formally known as the Ancient Monuments Society) as they have now moved to new premises at The … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest News’: Dezeen on AI

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 news and views from Dezeen on AI.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage the doorstep’: Fresh plans to demolish Jimmy Savile’s Highland home and ‘replace it with monument’

NEW plans have been submitted to knock down the remote Glencoe cottage once lived in by disgraced TV personality Savile, reports The Press and Journal.

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Bates Wells: Election ’24 factsheets – ‘key rules and regulations around campaigning’

Law firm Bates Wells has issued its ‘Election ’24’ series of factsheets to help explain key rules and regulations around campaigning, publishing political statements, influencing party manifestos and data privacy. image for illustration: Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the … Continue reading

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New CIfA Client Guide 2023 now out

CIfA – the Chartered Institute for Archaeology – has published its annual guide for clients.

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Amendments to VAT and DIY housebuilders’ scheme: digitisation and extension of time limit

The government has introduced amendments to VAT and DIY housebuilders’ scheme: digitisation and extension of time limit. image for illustration

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IHBC seeks paid expert leads for priority new topics in Branch CPD training: ‘Fire Protection’, ‘Enforcement’ and ‘Placemaking & Design Codes’: Closing 6 January 2024

The IHBC is seeking ‘expressions of interest’ from nationally recognised lead conservation experts in three new priority areas: ‘Fire Protection & Regulations’, ‘Enforcement’, and ‘Placemaking & Design Codes’ as it expands the IHBC Branch CPD training pilot, which funds locally … Continue reading

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IHBC, ICCROM and many more mourn the death of Jukka Jokilehto

The sad news of the death of renowned, respected and much-admired Jukka Jokilehto – a co-founder and leading light in modern conservation practice and understanding – has been felt across a huge number of lead bodies, including the IHBC where … Continue reading

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IHBC’s 1st Christmas treat: Free and open webinar from IHBC’s Technical Panel lead John Edwards, on ‘Applying BSI’s PAS 2035:2023…’ for IHBC Reading School 2024, Christmas and more, 15/12, 10.00 am

John Edwards will explore ‘Applying BSI’s PAS 2035:2023 in Retrofitting Traditional and Historic Buildings’ in a free and open webinar on 15 December, for 1 hour (including questions) offered on behalf of the IHBC’s Technical Panel, IHBC’s  Reading School 2024 … Continue reading

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Your invitation to ‘A Medieval Christmas’, at Newcastle’s Black Gate, with IHBC’s North Branch, 7 December, from £20 (with select free places too!)

Join in the North Branch Winter Event 2023 on 7 December from 5.30pm, with buffet, festive drinks and more at the Black Gate,  Newcastle, for certificated CPD (Historic and Technology), from £20 (IHBC Retired members & Students free).

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Join IHBC’s Consultations Panel: Your chance to keep up on conservation policy, legislation, guidance and much more, while building skills and CPD

IHBC members are invited to join the IHBC’s longstanding Consultations Panel, which offers the chance to offer your take on conservation practice, principles and standards into the IHBC’s conclusions on emerging policy, legislation and guidance, shaping the conservation outcomes of … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Professional’ signpost, from THA: Fair pay and conditions voted Top Priority at Heritage Debate 2023

On Wednesday 15 November, The Heritage Alliance’s annual Heritage Debate stimulated a lively discussion on the key challenges facing careers in heritage in 2023.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £1.3M+ costed works: Council seeks evaluation & research/history consultants for GII building works, closing 29/11, to £63K

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance service – emails members regular ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s pick this week features the call from a council for 2 consultants … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage the doorstep’: Landlord slapped with £15k bill for ignoring planning process

A Woking landlord was fined for failing to comply with a planning enforcement notice requiring him to demolish an unlawful extension.

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National Trust: Climate change ‘biggest threat’ to UK heritage

The National Trust’s new report, ‘A Climate for Change: Adaptation and the National Trust’, says climate change is its ‘biggest threat’, and sets out the actions it will be taking in the next stage of its plan to tackle the … Continue reading

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‘An unwelcome shock and unexpected financial burden’: RIBA responds to new ARB fee

RIBA Chair of Board Jack Pringle has reacted to the news that the Architects Registration Board (ARB) will charge all architecture schools £9,200 per year to accredit their courses. image for illustration

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Property industry calls on Government to tackle gender bias against women in public spaces

Organisations from across the UK property industry have issued a letter to Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, emphasising the need for national planning policy to address the lack of consideration for women and … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the global doorstep’: World Monuments Fund (WMF) & Global Heritage Fund (GHF) join forces

WMF has welcomed GHF to the organization. Global Heritage Fund (GHF) has joined World Monuments Fund (WMF) in a strategic affiliation to further protect cultural heritage while working with communities around the world.

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Your invitation to ‘A Medieval Christmas’, at Newcastle’s Black Gate, with IHBC’s North Branch, from £20 (with select free places too!)

Join in the North Branch Winter Event 2023 on 7 December from 5.30pm, with buffet, festive drinks and more at the Black Gate,  Newcastle, for certificated CPD (Historic and Technology), from £20 (IHBC Retired members & Students free).

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CLOSING SOON – FINAL CHANCE: Consultation on joint IHBC-HTVF-CV ‘Conservation Professional Practice Principles’ (CPPP)

A consultation on updating and enhancing the IHBC-HTVF-Civic Voice joint ‘Conservation Professional Practice Principles’ has been launched, as we look at renewing this cross-sector statement on practice principles for specialists working in built and historic environment conservation roles.

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