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.
IHBC Vice Chair Kathy Davies was a delegate at the APPG on 13/03 which asked, ‘Will the NPPF Review deliver the homes the country needs’ - all concluded : ‘Not a chance!’.
IHBC Northern Ireland Branch Chair Andrew McClelland introduced early thoughts for the 2018 Belfast School – now coming up fast, in June 21-3. View the video…
From up to c.£1.8+M of costed work this week: Haringey Council’s Bruce Grove Toilet Restoration project, closing 26/03, valued £25-50K.
David McDonald, President & Carla Pianese, Support Officer, represented the IHBC’s outreach and recruitment stand at the conference.
2017 - 60th anniversary of the death of Violet Pinwill who in 50+ years as a woodcarver produced a body of work seen in more than 300 churches in Devon and Cornwall.
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has unveiled a new £12 million investment plan for conservation projects on some of Scotland’s most iconic historic sites.
Highways England has highlighted how the iconic Spaghetti Junction structure is set to be immortalised at the new LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Birmingham.