Daily Archives: 15/12/2023

IHBC welcomes renewal of CSCS Professionally Qualified Person (PQP) approval: Underpinning IHBC’s future, from membership recognition to potential charter

Following the IHBC’s successful completion of the new annual CSCS Safety Culture audit inspection for Professionally Qualified Persons (PQP), the institute has welcomed renewed of approval for accredited IHBC members (Associates and Full Members).

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IHBC’s new CPD Circular now out: Easy access to training, awards & more – with spotlights from IHBC’s Technical Panel to Branch networks

IHBC’s CPD Circular for December has been issued, offering low-cost training and upskilling opportunities to help guide on all IHBC-networked and notable Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and more.

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REMINDER – IHBC launches Reading School Homepage & contact point: ‘Place & Building Care…’ with bookings to open in 2024 – #IHBCReading2024

The IHBC is delighted to launch the Reading 2024 website homepage resource so soon – helping early promotion and interest in the School. #IHBCReading2024 – as critical CPD for anyone interested in ‘Place & Building Care…’, with a diverse programme … Continue reading

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REMINDER – 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 ‘Intervention’ Signpost: The top causes of UK disputes? Incorrect design and poor workmanship

While research reveals design errors are a top issue globally, the UK is unusually prone to poor workmanship disputes – but has fewer claims related to project management. image for illustration – Open Government Licence V3.0

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IHBC’s ‘History’ signpost & next Christmas treat: See Yale Pevsners’ update & December Special Offer – 30% off & free P&P

The Pevsner Architectural Guides Newsletter for 2023/24 offers progress and plans on ‘concluding (and continuing)’ its Buildings series; updates on recent publications, authors (and friends) sadly lost, and a December offer of 30% off any Pevsner guides, plus free P&P.

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IHBC’s ‘HESPR News’ feature: Director’s ‘occasional’ selection, from 4/12 (& nearly £0.5M costed works)

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 occasional news listing from the service looks back on news and links from … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Total demolition ordered on dangerous building in Kettering town centre

The developer of a six-storey building in Job’s Yard, Kettering has been ordered to totally demolish the building following a three-day trial in Birmingham High Court.

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Defra: New forest for the nation competition, to improve access to green space

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced a competition for a new national forest to improve access to nature. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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CHN update from COP28, Dubai, 11/12

Writing from Dubai, UAE on 11 December 2023, the Climate Heritage Network (CHN) has issued an update on developments there.

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HES consults on intention to designate Livingston ‘Livi’ Skatepark as a listed building: Closing 23/01

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is proposing to designate Livingston ‘Livi’ Skatepark as a listed building and has sought views from the public. image for illustration – HES website

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the global doorstep’: Bologna’s Garisenda Tower has been sealed off over fears it could collapse

The 12th-century Garisenda Tower, one of the two towers that dominate Bologna’s skyline, is tilting at 4-degrees and the authorities have closed it off, reports Italia Absolutely. image for illustration: Garisenda Asinellli Towers Bologna by Acediscovery, CC BY 4.0 , … Continue reading

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