IHBC 25 years old
The new subscription year – April 2022 to March 2023 – will see the IHBC mark a quarter of a century since incorporation as a professional body supporting and accrediting built and historic environment conservation specialists. The organisation are launching the logo and inviting ideas on how to mark this special year!
‘We’re delighted to welcome the launch of a year of activities and events to mark the IHBC’s 25th anniversary, #IHBC25. Most will guess that we will want to look at our future as much as our past, and push ahead with our modernisation informed by our unique heritage. So we will adopt a suitably sustainable conservation strategy, and use our history to inform our future. Of course the IHBC’s newly elected Board will have to scrutinise our current plans, so for now we’re calling on all members and tiers of governance – Council, Committees, Branches and members – to think about how you might like to join in or contribute. In the meantime we’re making headway on the digital infrastructure for #IHBC25 – inspired by our [email protected] Helpdesk+ service – to let us mark the IHBC’s progress efficiently and cost-effectively.’
IHBC Treasurer Jill Kerry and IHBC Secretary Jo Evans said: ‘We’re delighted to be able to adopt a strategy for IHBC25 that makes the most of the institute’s proven digital skills and hard-won resources. We will mark the anniversary across our new subscription year. This means we can continue to invest in re-building Branches and member and volunteer networks as we move on past the pandemic’s depredations.’
IHBC Vice Chair Lone Le Vay said: ‘Following on from our successful Branch Reconnection Day last November, and the additional fund allocations to Branches, we’re of course especially keen to hear suggestions from Branches and volunteers on how best to mark and celebrate our anniversary.’
IHBC Director Sean O’Reilly said: ‘Our new – and accessible – digital platform will support the communications infrastructure and legacy marking our 25th anniversary: #[email protected] ... Please do feel free to email your thoughts and suggestions, to Jude Wheeler, our Branch Support Officer, at [email protected]ihbc.org.uk. Or you can just post them on our social media platforms, tagged with #[email protected] We’ll have the web resource in place as soon as it’s signed off or – in Beta version – maybe even before that.'
Canons House, a landmark building on Bristol Harbourside, has been awarded Grade II (GII) listed status having been built as a regional headquarters for Lloyds Bank between 1988 and 1991 (Arup)
The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has announced a new project with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to improve and modernise the home energy rating scheme used to measure the energy and environmental performance of UK homes.
Sector lead the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has recognised the IHBC’s professional accreditation and support (CPD etc.) in awarding its PQP (Professionally Qualified Person) cards.
The IHBC’s 2022 Aberdeen School Heritage MarketPlace (4.30-7.30PM, 15 June) is designed to extend the scope of a traditional IHBC School exhibition floor.
Work to repair a fire-hit medieval hotel in Gloucester is underway as crews have started work to strip back some of the modern trappings and reveal the historic framework.
Options for in-person and virtual delegates to explore ‘heritage on the edge’ across up to 4 days of IHBC engagement & learning.
The Secretariat to the European Heritage Heads Forum has has coordinated its declaration of solidarity and support for Ukraine’s cultural heritage institutions.
2022 will see the IHBC mark a quarter of a century since our incorporation as a professional body supporting and accrediting built and historic environment conservation specialists. We’re kick-starting it by inviting your ideas on how to mark this special year!
The IHBC’s latest Guidance Note adds to the institute’s open-access, online practitioner’s Toolbox.
The IHBC seeks to raise awareness and understanding of how building conservation philosophy and practice contributes towards meeting the challenge of climate change.