Some 5000 copies of the IHBC’s 2021 Yearbook have been distributed to IHBC members and relevant sector leads, highlighting the 2021 Brighton School theme, with a bounty of regular and dedicated features from HESPR and Recognised Courses listings to IHBC Branches and accreditation, all with foreword by Duncan Wilson OBE, Historic England Chief Executive.
… a stunning annual reference resource to complement our School’….
IHBC Director Seán O’Reilly said: ‘The Yearbook offers our members and networks a stunning annual reference resource to complement our School’.
…‘We’re now also looking ahead to 2022 Aberdeen School, as our plans there are continuing to evolve fast.’…
‘Extending the reach of the IHBC and the 2021 School with this targeted outreach, we know we are making the very best use of all the IHBC can offer, through our volunteers, members and our networks.’
‘We’re now also looking ahead to 2022 Aberdeen School, as our plans there are continuing to evolve fast.’
Jonathan Taylor, lead on production with publishers Cathedral Communication, said: ‘The IHBC Yearbook goes out to 5,000 people each year.
‘For 2021 the distribution includes the following:
- 2,500 Members, Associates and Affiliates of the IHBC
- 1,500 Other specialist conservation and historic environment architects and surveyors
- 750 Principal planning officers, regeneration professionals and advisory bodies
- 250 Building contractors working with historic buildings.’
‘We make sure that every local authority planning department in the UK and all local historic environment records receive at least one copy, whether or not they employ an IHBC member.
Duncan Wilson OBE writes in his Yearbook ‘Foreword’:
I’m grateful for the opportunity to contribute the foreword to this edition of the IHBC’s yearbook. Before I look ahead to the challenges of a pivotal year for our built heritage, I’d like to reflect on what has been quite an extraordinary year of challenge but also achievement. From my position as Chief Executive of Historic England, I am fortunate to have a view across the whole historic environment sector and into government.
What I witnessed over the past 12 months was encouraging and inspiring in equal measure. The pandemic brought huge challenges to all of those who work in the historic environment: income streams dried up, workforces were depleted, research programmes were cancelled, and essential cyclical repair and maintenance work was disrupted. A collapse of the entire heritage ecosystem looked very possible until, that is, the historic environment sector did what it hitherto had not done often enough.
… we need to show how buildings can be sensitively adapted to make them more energy efficient…. the pathway towards achieving it is complex and difficult…
We need to show how buildings can be sensitively adapted to make them more energy efficient and to make them more resilient to a changing climate. The desired outcome is clear but the pathway towards achieving it is complex and difficult, involving changes to policy and taxation incentives, plugging evidence gaps, vastly increasing knowledge and skills, producing authoritative and accessible guidance, and gaining public (and political) support. The challenge is huge, even greater than that posed by the pandemic. Yet, I believe we can meet it, so long as we continue to work together, are generous with our time and knowledge and are willing to consider new approaches. We all have a part to play.
IHBC 2021 Yearbook contents
- What is the IHBC?
- Foreword, Duncan Wilson OBE
- Structure and Membership
- Structure of the IHBC
- Elected and appointed officers
- Branch representatives
- Membership of the IHBC
- Review and analysis
- Welcome, Mike Brown
- Chair’s review. David McDonald
- Director’s update, Seán O’Reilly
- Public consultation and engagement, Charlotte Bowles-Lewis and Claire Dovey-Evans
- Who cares? Loes Veldpaus
- Heritage, place and community, Aishwarya Tipnis
- Levelling up, Dave Chetwyn
- Heritage, the human dimension, Jonathan Taylor
- HESPR companies
- Directory of members
- IHBC promotions and publications
- Useful information
- E-learning and the heritage sector
- IHBC-recognised courses
- National organisations
- Local authority contacts
- Products and services
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