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Exploring ‘OUR SHARED HERITAGE’ in Belfast, June 21-23 2018 features Scottish artist and art provocateur, Bill and Finnish conservation architect and adviser Jukka.
Yorkshire Branch MATE session update from Kate Kendall, IHBC’s Learning Education, Training and Standards (LETS) Officer.
Let our Support Officer, Carla Pianese, know what your Branch is planning and spread the word!
The IHBC has welcomes the launch of Historic England’s (HE) Heritage Counts for 2017, which his year focuses on ‘50 years of conservation areas’.
New HAZs, local community commemorations, interim protection review and much more in Minister John Glen’s Heritage Statement on Heritage Day.
IHBC Director’s current top pick for NewsBlog readers features Kings Lynn Urban Archaeological Database (UAD) for Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) £70-75,000, closing 11/01.
Proposals rejected by Committee for Roupell Street development, a Georgian residential street in the heart of London’s Waterloo which was facing a threat to its heritage.
Telegraph owners accused of ‘washing hands’ of historic GI listed Leeds mill as new deal saves building.
The Bill is intended to strengthen and simplify the planning system while supporting ‘inclusive growth’ and is expected to receive Royal Assent in Autumn 2018.
‘IPS Fellowship’ is aimed at doctoral students, early career researchers and doctoral-level research assistants, closing 25/01.
Thousands of internet users have joined forces to save Mothe-Chandeniers chateau in France, reports the BBC.
Throughout the 20th century, Edinburgh and its council wavered between ‘conservative surgery’ and more sweeping solutions.
A planning appeal has been rejected because the appellant had not demonstrated ‘alacrity’.
In regions stricken by years of instability, the intangible aspects of liveability are fundamental.
Acknowledging the unique requirements of projects in historic environments.
Is the green belt the friend or enemy of historic buildings?
Restoring a severely decayed, Category A listed, hilltop Victorian water tower.
How to conserve a structure designed as a ruin.
Conservation professionals are needed more than ever, but on different and non-elitist terms.
In the heritage sector, sustainable development should be discussed in the wider context of place and planning.
Parking can be integrated into conservation areas while conforming to legislation and rules.
Small vernacular agricultural buildings may have more to tell us than meets the eye.
Retrofitting traditional buildings depends on understanding how they differ from modern construction.
Dealing more than 1,700 consultations was just one of last year’s tasks for the Gardens Trust.
Historic places attract people, activity and investment, giving new life to their communities and helping make places more competitive. They play a central role in regenerating towns, cities and rural areas all around the UK, in particular, helping to repopulate inner-city areas.
The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) is the professional body for building conservation practitioners and historic environment experts working in the United Kingdom. It exists to establish, develop and maintain the highest standards of conservation practice, to support the effective protection and enhancement of the historic environment, and to promote heritage-led regeneration and access to the historic environment for all. It has a network of regional and national branches around the UK.
IHBC members come from a range of professional disciplines in the public, private and voluntary sectors, including conservation officers, planners, architects, regeneration practitioners and academics. The work of members varies from overseeing small-scale traditional repairs to managing multi-million pound area regeneration projects.
Using internationally-recognised standards, IHBC assesses and regulates conservation practitioners. It works to provide regular training, continuing professional development (CPD) and education events, as well as lobbying at international, national, regional and local levels.
For more information, see the IHBC’s website.
IHBC is passionate about making knowledge freely-available. This helps defragment the industry, spread best practice, promote innovation and prevent mistakes.
Conservation Wiki has been created to further this ambition and IHBC is calling on its members, and others to contribute to this valuable and growing resource for the benefit of all.
 About Conservation Wiki
Conservation Wiki is part of the Designing Buildings Wiki platform created to make construction industry knowledge freely available to everyone. Anyone can create articles about subjects they know and find articles about subjects they don't.
Conservation Wiki is operated by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. It provides a platform for sharing knowledge about the conservation of the built and historic environment, from the restoration of cathedrals to the management of conservation areas and retrofitting period, traditional and modern properties to improve their performance.
Where there are articles on Conservation Wiki that are owned and maintained by the IHBC, they are protected from editing and linked to their original source on the IHBC website. Comments on these articles can be emailed to IHBC’s Support Officer Carla Pianese, at [email protected]. Other articles on Conservation Wiki do not necessarily reflect IHBC policy or practice.
Conservation Wiki is a publicly accessible service and the IHBC encourages practitioners to populate it with relevant content as well as to contribute to the development of existing articles. Where appropriate these contributions may be used to inform IHBC policy and practice.
To find an article, just type your subject into the search box. Conservation articles will appear first in the search results, then related articles form the rest of Designing Buildings Wiki.
To create an article, first register, then click 'Create an article'. To add your article to Conservation Wiki, tick the 'Conservation' category at the end of the article before you save it. To add your profile to articles you write, just insert your signature.
You can also edit and improve existing articles by clicking 'Edit this article'. If 'Edit this article' does not appear above an article, you may have reached your 5-edits-a-day limit, in which case, just register or log in to continue, or the article may have been protected by its author.
If you want to comment on an article, click 'Add a comment' at the end of the article, or email Carla Pianese, at [email protected].