IHBC’s new Context out now! ‘Damp’ all over the place… from ‘rethinking retrofit’ to ‘assessing moisture’ and ‘curated decay’, with a bow to IHBC’s 2022 School, planned for Aberdeen!

The latest issue of the IHBC’s membership journal Context is now out, covering a wide range of feature issues – including an Aberdeen case study repair from 2022 IHBC School Committee lead, Douglas Campbell – but focussed on one of the most serious issues facing the UK building stock, and potentially one of the most character-forming ones too: Damp!

This issue crosses many of the areas of competence required by IHBC members, for example appropriate technology and the research, recording and analysis which are required when considering action on site to address damp issues.

Detailed case studies provide food for thought!

There is also the usual regular features such as book reviews, reports from the IHBC Chair and Director and much more.  It also includes background on planning for the virtual Annual School out of the Brighton School, and an article about the town that boasts the world’s first park provided at public expense, Birkenhead.

Issue 164’s damp-themed articles include:

  • Assessing moisture in porous building materials- Soki Rhee-Duverne
  • Rethinking retrofit- Robyn Pender
  • Curated decay- Matthew Slocombe
  • Conserving Burns Monument- Kinlay Laidlaw

Feature articles include:

  • The Victorian new town of Birkenhead- Michael Asselmeyer
  • Monumental fall from public consciousness- Douglas Campbell
  • Manchester Town Hall: understanding significance- Christina Sinclair and Rebecca Burrows
  • The Scots reed thatching tradition- Matthew Price
  • My house: The Manor House, Bracondale- Jane Kennedy

Reading Context helps IHBC members develop their skills across all of the IHBC’s Areas of Competence, and so is a critical baseline in addressing priorities in Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Access the online archive and see the issue online

See more IHBC background and guidance on IHBC CPD and on how you might use past, current and future issues of Context

logoSee the formal guidance paper on IHBC CPD (scheduled for update)

See more on the IHBC Competences and Areas of Competence

Access the online archive and see the online issue

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