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.
On Læsø, houses are thatched with thick, heavy bundles of silvery seaweed that have the potential to be a contemporary building material around the world.
For the first time in its history, England’s largest festival of heritage and culture will feature online events as well as in-person activities. Heritage Open Days (HODs) returns in September, thanks to support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) shows the scale of the ‘missed opportunity’ if we continue to separate heritage policymaking and economic policymaking.
The resource format has proved to be a successful way of providing guidance for local authorities on crucial policy topics.
Insight into the smart ways to design building services to ensure they perform as designed without being over-engineered
Historic England (HE) has awarded £250,000 towards the restoration of the Union Chain Bridge, built in 1820, spanning the River Tweed near Berwick.
One of Ireland’s most distinguished architectural historians explores the differences between ‘restoration’ and ‘repair’ and Conservation ethics in issue 163 of CONTEXT.
Architects say buildings should be protected – to fight climate change, reports the BBC on recent evidence given to the Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC).
It includes articles on Rethinking Retrofit to not waste carbon and not damage buildings, Assessing Moisture in porous building materials, conserving the Burns Monument using lime grout and injection mortars, Curated Decay, and more.
Welsh company The Environment Study Centre (ESC) has released a new online course for professionals seeking a qualification in dealing with the retrofitting of older and traditional buildings.