IHBC Context 144
Context, the Institute of Historic Building Conservation's membership journal and key heritage sector resource offers contents that span the full spectrum of practices and principles, as well as sector updates: reports, reviews, events, briefings and more.
IHBC Director Seán O’Reilly said: ‘We’ll put this issue online immediately, to help extend conservation awareness as far as possible. That said, the most accessible way learn to about conservation principles, practice and thinking is to explore this issue in hard copy, as an IHBC member.’
‘From now on we’ll also be using social media posts to help people focus on CPD and accreditation issues too, so there’s an easier route to the skills covering our Areas of Competence. Already we give pointers like these in our events postings, but now we are extending this service to Context.’
- More about local listing, with PlaceCheck, or WHS fires… or pub values.
- Periodically: Distilled heritage periodicals from Bob Kindred IHBC and 2013 Student Awardee Lisa McIntyre on medieval bishops’ palaces in the JAC.
- Aimée Felton, IHBC’s first Associate Member, on Restoring Kew’s Temperate House.
- Scaffolding – ups and downs: Interventions, covering technology competences and more
- HGV vibrations – time for re-assessment, says Champion.
- Conservation in the round with high points of high Streets: ‘Putting shops to viable uses consistent with their conservation should seek to encourage maximum use of the building for modern purposes, while also maximising the heritage value.’
- Richard Bate on conservation services and officers: ‘The paltry savings on modest salaries seems wholly misplaced in relation to the potential benefits of retaining and augmenting conservation staff.
Featured articles and news
The IHBC has welcomed the launch of a new training academy aimed at enhancing excellence and boosting productivity and notably including a conservation remit.
The IHBC has been advised that Sir Neil Cossons, the present Chair will be retiring this year and the Trust is seeking a new voluntary Chair to lead the group.
Ian Andrew outlines the challenge to structural engineers in stabilising and repairing the severely decayed, Category A listed, tower in Glasgow.
The report highlights grants of £375k for UK projects and progress on its projects and reform programme, which aims to reduce costs and strengthen its governance.
The consultancy will be working on the refurbishment and development of a number of significant historic buildings at the House of Commons.
Across the country, architectural gems are being bought by developers to help cash-strapped local authorities, according to the Guardian.
The seventh annual BIM survey is now open to comments on the introduction of the Government’s 2016 BIM mandate.