IHBC’s 2024 Marsh Awards now out: David Blackburn (IHBC Yorkshire) ‘Retired’ and Damian Williams ‘Successful Learning’ with presentations & places at #IHBCReading2024

Judges in this ninth year of the IHBC Marsh Charitable Trust Awards are delighted to announce the 2024 Awards, with the winner of the ‘Community Contribution by a Retired Member of the IHBC’ category going to David Blackburn (Yorkshire Branch), and the winner of the ‘Successful Learning in Heritage Skills’ going to Damian Williams of Williams Conservation.

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IHBC’s Toolbox update on LA conservation jobs in England: ‘Market Intelligence’ Research Note from IHBC’s 2023 ‘Jobs etc.’ posts

The IHBC’s first Research Note (RN) for 2024 (RN2024/1) has been posted on the IHBC’s ToolBox, offering our annual update of ‘Market Intelligence’ on England’s local authority (LA) conservation-related jobs, based on our ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ service.

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£400 savings on ESC Level 3 courses on ‘Energy Efficiency in Older and Traditional Buildings’ to mid-June, 29-30/05 & 10-11/06

The Environment Study Centre (ESC) has been offered funding to deliver two more courses at a hugely reduced cost saving £400 per place.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Application approved for first Barrow Site in East Midlands in thousands of years

Funeral directors A.W. Lymn share that they have been given the green light to build the first and only modern barrow site in the East Midlands.

image for illustration: Silbury Hill, Avebury, Wilts by Greg O’Beirne – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Blackpool’s new £65m university campus plan approved

A town centre neighbourhood is set to be demolished after planners gave the green light for a new £65m university campus to be built, reports the BBC.

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ARB: Commitment and integrity crucial to public perceptions of architects

The Architects Registration Board (ARB) has published new research into public perceptions of professionalism among architects in the UK.

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New Lichfields report highlights guiding principles for successful repurposing in town centres

A report by Lichfields outlines its ‘Guiding principles for successfully repurposing town centre buildings.

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Doubt cast on Glasgow School of Art rebuild viability & insurance

Glasgow School of Art FireThe Scottish Government is giving ‘careful consideration’ to a public inquiry into the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) rebuild after two major fires destroyed the Mackintosh Building.

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New Heritage Alliance ‘Insight Report’: ‘On The Brink – Heritage in the Cost of Living Crisis’

The Heritage Alliance (THA) has issued a new ‘Insight Report’ onHeritage in the Cost of Living Crisis.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the global doorstep’: Turkey reopens former Byzantine Chora church as a mosque amid muted objections

Turkey has opened the ancient Chora church, one of Istanbul’s most celebrated Byzantine buildings, to Muslim worshippers after having been used as a museum for more than 70 years, reports The Arts Newspaper.

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Save the date & pass it on: 14 June, IHBC’s Virtual Day School for #IHBCReading2024 – finance, law, people & more, from £30+VAT (IHBC, RTPI, Conservation Courses, Fit for the Future etc.)

Save 14 June for IHBC’s Virtual School and more, with wide-ranging heritage expertise uniquely linking finance (Adala Leeson), law (Charles Mynors), project management (Rebecca Thompson, St Paul’s; Sarah Khan, handover etc.), people (Peter Aiers), technology (Alan Forster), infrastructure (Purcell), & more, including select recordings, all from £30+VAT (IHBC members and School networks).

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IHBC’s new in-person ‘Day School+’ options for #IHBCReading2024, 14/06: Add Thursday Reception (£20+VAT) and/or Friday Annual Dinner (£65+VAT) – limited availability, book now

A new offer, with strictly limited availability, means Day School delegates can include Thursday’s ‘Welcome & Drinks’ Reception (£20+VAT, in the MERL) and/or Friday’s Annual Dinner (£65+VAT, in the university), with Student and Awards presentations.

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IHBC’s FREE Pre-Conference CPD webinar series for #IHBCReading2024 School continues: Reading’s conservation and development (24/05)

The IHBC looks forward to its next free #IHBCReading2024 pre-conference CPD webinar in our exploration of ‘Place & Building Care…’, targeting IHBC’s ‘Management’ Area of Competence across conservation practice and historic estate management.

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IHBC’s Reading 2024 School CPD Circular now out: Still places left on our Day (14/06) & Virtual School, from only £30+VAT

IHBC’s newest 2024 Reading School CPD Circular offers dedicated guidance on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities and resources, for interdisciplinary conservation professionals especially, in and around #IHBCReading2024 reading2024.ihbc.org.uk.

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IHBC’s Research spotlight: Heritage Fund research – ‘Kick the Dust programme evaluation: empowering young people in heritage’

Heritage Fund’s £10million pilot programme to make heritage relevant to people aged 11-25 has concluded after six years of achievements and learning.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest News’: Designing Buildings features free pre-School CPD webinars for #IHBCReading2024

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 features IHBC’s free-to-all pre-School CPD webinars for #IHBCReading2024.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Hemsby man who lost home due to erosion suing government

A man who lost his Norfolk home to the sea will appear in court this summer where he is suing the government for failing to protect him from climate change, reports the Great Yarmouth Mercury.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Activists occupy London house set for demolition by ‘not-for-profit’ housing association

housesHousing and climate campaigners are occupying a house in south-east London in protest against its planned demolition and the ‘crime’ of leaving empty homes boarded up amid a housing crisis, reports the Morning Star.

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CIC: Government must make up for lost time with an improved plan for healthier, climate resilient homes and buildings

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has responded to the ‘Future Homes and Buildings Standards’ consultations, calling on government to accelerate the futureproofing and decarbonisation of our homes.

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Creative UK has published it’s Manifesto ‘Our Creative Future’

The Cultural and Creative Industries are key to social and economic prosperity in the United Kingdom. Now is the time for radical new thinking. Now is the time to secure Our Creative Future.

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CLC sets out ambitious delivery plan for 2024

Preparing industry for the Building Safety Act, improving productivity, reducing carbon emissions and supporting biodiversity will be the priorities for the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) in 2024.

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Too many women don’t see themselves in building crafts & SPAB is trying to change that

When Georjie Adams turned up at our Boxley Working Party last year in her stunning tiny wooden house, Bluebell, the SPAB was intrigued, and when it found out she’d made Bluebell by hand, and that she’d had no prior experience in construction, SPAB needed to find out more…

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IHBC’s new in-person ‘Day School+’ options for #IHBCReading2024, 14/06: Add Thursday Reception (£20+VAT) and/or Friday Annual Dinner (£65+VAT) – limited availability, book now

A new offer, with strictly limited availability, means Day School delegates can include Thursday’s ‘Welcome & Drinks’ Reception (£20+VAT, in the MERL) and/or Friday’s Annual Dinner (£65+VAT, in the university), with Student and Awards presentations.

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Save the date & pass it on: 14 June, IHBC’s Virtual Day School for #IHBCReading2024 – finance, law, people & more, from £30+VAT (IHBC, RTPI, Conservation Courses, Fit for the Future etc.)

Save 14 June for IHBC’s Virtual School and more, with wide-ranging heritage expertise uniquely linking finance (Adala Leeson), law (Charles Mynors), project management (Rebecca Thompson, St Paul’s; Sarah Khan, handover etc.), people (Peter Aiers), technology (Alan Forster), infrastructure (Purcell), & more, including select recordings, all from £30+VAT (IHBC members and School networks).

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IHBC welcomes Purcell’s guidance on RAAC for Listed Buildings in England & Wales

Purcell has launched their publication Guidance on RAAC (Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete) in Listed Buildings.

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