Book now for Manchester 2017 to learn about heritage values and opportunities in transport infrastructure; IHBC’s Annual School 22nd – 24th June (Day School 23rd).
The Trust is currently accepting applications for fellowships across a range of research areas, including ‘environment, conservation and sustainable living’.
The Buildings at Risk Catalogue features over 100 decaying buildings from across the country in need of new owners or new uses.
Gaby Laing, Heritage Officer at the Scottish Civic Trust has put together a timeline of the Trust's history of the last fifty years to mark 50 years of the Scottish Civic Trust.
‘Better Connected’ have identified 36 local authorities as having the UK’s top council websites after performance surveys carried out from a customer perspective.
Press reports cite National Trust as rejecting request from chemicals firm Ineos to conduct surveys at Clumber Park testing for shale gas – a process that could lead to fracking.
A large Kiwi chalk figure in Wiltshire commemorating lives lost and sacrifices made by New Zealand troops in First World War is protected as a scheduled monument.
The Scheme which has been launched and is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), to put culture and heritage at the heart of the development of local communities.
At a time of an unprecedented shortage of resources, Historic England, local authorities and community organisations are exploring new ways of making conservation areas effective.
Characterisation workshops have helped empower communities, making them better able to appreciate and protect locally distinctive heritage.
Heritage professionals making the arguments arouses a suspicion that ‘they would say that, wouldn’t they?’. We need to think again about how and why we engage with the public.
An English Heritage book about our motoring heritage as seen from above.
The case for using multidisciplinary consultancies on major infrastructure projects.
The conservation challenge facing Ireland's industrial heritage.
To mark the IHBC Annual School - how infrastructure relates to heritage-led regeneration and protection of the historic environment.
The risk of moisture in hard-to-treat buildings.
London churches in the age of Wren, Hooke, Hawksmoor and Gibbs - Book review.
Fascinating article from 1988 about the importance of recording old industrial sites.
You might be familiar with gargoyles, but do you know what a hunky punk is?
Once the 'Tower of Terror', now prime real estate.
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].