Daily Archives: 29/12/2023

IHBC welcomes Designing Buildings’s timely advice for Santa-care… for 2024 and after

Timely advice on Santa-care from Designing Buildings (DB) – partner host of the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki service – only reached the IHBC’s NewsBlogs news service after our Christmas round was posted, but as it is all sound and always relevant … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes Scotland’s new Sustainable Investment Tool (SIT), from HES, BEFS and more

The IHBC has welcomed Scotland’s new Sustainable Investment Tool (SIT), which enables visualisation around decision making for projects and investment in built heritage, a tool supporting the strategy for Scotland’s historic environment – Our Past, Our Future. image: SITOOL.co.uk

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IHBC welcomes first AHF Annual Review introduced by Chair Ros Kerslake

The IHBC has welcomed the first Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) Annual Review introduced by its new Chair Ros Kerslake.

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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 ‘Practice & Policy’ Signpost: Rishi Sunak’s tree consultation pledge – Will it save our urban canopy or fall short of real change?

Leading Britain’s Conversations (LBC) has featured an ‘opinion piece’ on the announcement by Rishi Sunak that the government will be introducing a Duty to Consult on the felling of street trees in England. image for illustration: Open Government Licence v3.0

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IHBC’s ‘Finance’ Signpost: ONS – UK natural capital accounts for 2023 reveal economic value of eco-systems at £1.5 trillion

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates of the financial and societal value of natural resources to people in the UK value ecosystems etc services at £1.5 trillion. image for illustration: Joanna Theobald

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest News’: DB’s IHBC double up – IHBC CSCS PQP renewal and Research for Practice Digest

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 Designing Buildings on the renewal of IHBC’s recognition for CSCS … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the Junction’: Refurbishment of historic Dovey Junction viaduct along the Cambrian line complete

The major refurbishment of Dovey Junction viaduct in North Wales has been completed ahead of schedule after Network Rail teams worked through months of extreme weather and around the tides. image for illustration: David Stowell / Bridge over the Dyfi  … Continue reading

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Long-Term Plan for Towns: Guidance for local authorities and Town Boards

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLHUC) has issued guidance for local authorities and towns on the establishment of new ‘Town Boards’ in England, Scotland and Wales, and development of their ‘Long-Term Plan’, following September’s commitment of endowment-style … Continue reading

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New data reveals impact of pandemic and new legislation on CIOB Academy training courses

Trend shifts in the Chartered Institute of Building(CIOB) Academy’s course take-up are directly linked to external factors, research data has revealed.

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HES welcomes grant in aid funding from the Scottish Government

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has welcomed grant in aid funding of £74.2 million as part of the Scottish Government’s 2024-2025 Budget. image for illustration: Fiona Newton

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage (and research) from the global doorstep’: Autonomous excavator constructs a six-metre-high dry-stone wall

ETH Zurich (ETHZ) researchers have taught an autonomous excavator to construct dry stone walls itself using boulders weighing several tonnes and demolition debris. image for illustration: Open Government Licence V3.0

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