IHBC accreditation recognised by Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)

Sector lead the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has recognised the IHBC’s professional accreditation (Full and Associate Members) and support (CPD etc.) in awarding its PQP (Professionally Qualified Person) cards.

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2022 Yearbook out: Lottery CE on why #IHBCAberdeen2022 is critical + Conservation APPG Chair on heritage as the solution

Some 5000 copies of the IHBC’s 2022 Yearbook are headlining our #IHBCAberdeen2022 School and resources to members and networks, as Heritage Lottery CE explains ‘why the IHBC focus this year is so important’, and IHBC-supported All Party Parliament Group (APPG) Chair says heritage is the solution, all in our #IHBC25 anniversary year too!

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest News’: DB on Levelling Up, from IHBC’s 2021 Yearbook

logoIHBC’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’ Newsletter, circulated to 15,000 registered users, headlining the IHBC’s 2021 Yearbook article on ‘Levelling Up’ by IHBC trustee and Communication Secretary Dave Chetwyn.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the (Scottish) doorstep’: Church of Scotland properties for sale – from historic churches to city centre flats

The Church of Scotland is to review its current portfolio of buildings, with a view to closing those little used and now surplus to requirements, reports The Scotsman as it offers more context and resources on the sales.

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New Community Ownership Fund prospectus for UK

A new government Community Ownership Fund prospectus for the UK provides detailed guidance on the purpose of the fund, eligibility criteria, funding and support assessment criteria and the decision-making process.

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2022 World Monuments Watch: World’s most significant heritage sites in need of immediate attention

The 2022 World Monuments Fund Watch (WMF) spotlights 25 heritage sites of extraordinary significance, facing pressing challenges, and where WMF partnerships with local communities could make a meaningful difference.

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COTAC expands to deliver digital educational unit in Appreciating Built Heritage with new project officer

logoHaving recently obtained Heritage Lottery funding from their Steps to Sustainability programme, COTAC is embarking on a project to deliver an entry-level heritage and historic environment conservation education unit delivered entirely digitally, with a search for a project officer under way.

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#IHBCAberdeen2022 Yearbook out, in IHBC25: Heritage Lottery CE on why School theme is so critical, and IHBC-supported APPG Chair on heritage as the solution – ‘an embarrassment of riches’!

Some 5000 copies of the IHBC’s 2022 Yearbook are headlining our #IHBCAberdeen2022 School and resources to members and networks, as Heritage Lottery CE explains ‘why the IHBC focus this year is so important’, and IHBC-supported All Party Parliament Group (APPG) Chair says heritage is the solution, all in our #IHBC25 anniversary year too!

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10+ hours CPD at IHBC’s Aberdeen School for FREE? Submit ‘Chair’s Choice’ questions early & win Virtual School fee back

Question and Answer opportunities will take place across the IHBC’s ‘blended’ Day School on 17 June, but time will be tight, so get your questions in beforehand for a chance to win the ‘Chair’s Choice’ for each session by submitting yours HERE.

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Virtual #IHBCAberdeen2022 signpost to Fraserburgh: Conservation Area Regeneration finalist in national awards

The Fraserburgh 2021 Conservation Area Regeneration project has been announced as a finalist in a coveted national awards scheme, and is an especially fitting topic in the last session on the IHBC’s Day School, with ‘virtual’ delegate places still open from £25+VAT.

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Go virtual for #IHBCAberdeen2022 on 17/06, as Griff sets the scene with a ‘people’s perspective’, romance and all – just check the trailer, from only £25+VAT.

The IHBC features Griff Rhys Jones setting the scene for ‘Heritage on the edge’ for our #IHBCAberdeen2022 Day School on 17 June, with a trailer of his filmed ‘people’s perspective’ to whet the appetite.

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IHBC’s HESPR weekly pick from £318K costed works: Scottish body seeks support for community heritage learning, closing 24/06, £18K

logoThe IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance service – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts, and the IHBC Director’s pick from the HESPR News and Tender Alert email for this week is a call from a Scottish body for services to engage communities in heritage learning through research, closing 24/06 and at £18K.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage on the edge, from the doorstep’: Great Musgrave bridge infilling faces blow from planning officials

Local planning officials have urged Eden District Council to refuse National Highways’ application to retain the controversial infill at Great Musgrave bridge.

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Heritage and Civic Pride… Voices From Levelling Up Country: Public First report for HE

Public First has published a new report for Historic England (HE) on ‘Heritage and Civic Pride: Voices From Levelling Up Country. Continue reading

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Scotland’s responses to NPF4 consultation

logoThe Scottish Government has published responses to its consultation on the draft National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4), which covers topics from national developments and spatial strategy to national policies.

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Hamish Ogston Foundation Announces Latest Round of Funding for Cathedral Heritage Crafts

The Hamish Ogston Foundation has announced the latest round of funding to support heritage craft training through the Cathedrals’ Workshop Fellowship.

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Historic Environment Trailblazer: Heritage Construction Specialist Consultation – closes on 30 June 2022

Historic England’s (HE) Historic Environment Trailblazer has been developing new level 5 apprenticeship standard for a heritage construction specialist, with results open for consultation to 30 June HERE.

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Go virtual for #IHBCAberdeen2022 on 17/06, as Griff sets the scene with a ‘people’s perspective’, romance and all – just check the trailer, from only £25+VAT

The IHBC features Griff Rhys Jones setting the scene for ‘Heritage on the edge’ for our #IHBCAberdeen2022 Day School on 17 June, with a trailer of his filmed ‘people’s perspective’ to whet the appetite.

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IHBC’s 2021 Yearbook features to 15K construction users and more with takes on ‘levelling up’ and ‘caring for places’

IHBC’s 2021 Yearbook is featured by Designing Buildings (DB) to its 15,000 registered users and more in the recent DB Newsletter, with articles on conservation as care and on heritage in levelling up.

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FREE learning, advice, networks etc. at IHBC’s virtual #IHBCMarketPlace – opening #IHBCAberdeen2022 15/06

All IHBC members can sign up for 3 hours of our free virtual Heritage #IHBCMarketPlace learning and networks, with access prioritised for #IHBCAberdeen2022 School delegates and earliest sign-ups.

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10+ hours CPD at IHBC’s Aberdeen School for FREE! Submit ‘Chair’s Choice’ question early & win Virtual School fee

Question and Answer opportunities will take place across the IHBC’s ‘blended’ Day School on 17 June, but time will be tight, so get your questions in beforehand for a chance to win the ‘Chair’s Choice’ for each session by submitting yours HERE.

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IHBC’s ‘All-Island’ signpost: Common commitment to all Ireland’s heritage – North South Agreement on Vernacular Heritage

An ‘All-Island’ commitment to Ireland’s vernacular heritage has been established with the signing of the North South Agreement on Vernacular Heritage, supporting traditional buildings etc.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest News’: Arch Daily on AI, Architecture and ‘generative design’

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 Arch Daily on AI and Architecture.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Preston’s former orphanage – views from before the blaze

The Grade II-listed former St Joseph’s Orphanage in Preston city centre as it appeared before the recent fire has been featured by LancsLive.

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CLC Acts to Ease Impact of Construction Inflation

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has set out plans to mitigate the impacts of steep inflation that are hitting companies across the sector.

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