IHBC add their 100th article to Conservation Wiki
In June 2016, in a bold move to put conservation at the forefront of digital collaboration, the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) launched knowledge-sharing platform Conservation Wiki. The free-to-use, open-access platform was the first expert portal to be created as a microsite within Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW). Ref IHBC launch Conservation Wiki.
By the beginning of 2018, Conservation Wiki included more than 300 articles, and on 5 January 2018, IHBC announced that it had added it’s 100th article.
IHBC Director Seán O’Reilly said:
“Our partner service through Designing Buildings Wiki now reaches more than 3.5 million users… The IHBC’s heritage leadership on that free, Wiki-based information service means that the hard work producing critical heritage and conservation CPD in Context (IHBC’s official magazine), as well as the institute’s own project research and advisory programmes, reach directly into the heart of the construction and development sector – exactly where we, and our members, need to be most active.
“Regular headline features on DBW from Context ranging from post-great fire London Churches, to posts from our Worcester School – ensure that our hard-working Context Editorial Board members really do make a difference by supporting conservation objectives and outcomes on the ground.
“Similarly, embedding our own research and resources on the Wiki, as a heritage thread through our own Conservation Wiki platform, means that even our more specialist operations – from the IHBC’s exemplary heritage consultancy activities to our tools and standards provided through our Toolbox – can be easily accessed directly by the mainstream construction sector.”
Jacqueline Hughes, senior risk analyst at Equib, in pbctoday discusses how project managers for town centre developments can get their risk management strategies right.
A new paper from the Adam Smith Institute argues that the problem with the High Street has been totally misunderstood, saying that we need to reform restrictive planning rules and reject a policy of managed decline to reinvigorate our town centres.
The Whole Life Cost of Energy (WLCoE) calculator – issued by government in BETA form – is intended to help building owners and operators to understand the full financial cost of the energy their buildings use, and welcomes feedback
New research published by Historic England (HE) shows the value of heritage to England’s economy as it contributes to economic prosperity and growth through jobs in the heritage and construction sectors and from tourism.
Investigations have begun into what caused part of Chester’s Roman city wall to collapse during construction work.
Though conservation professionals' skills in understanding, defining and explaining local character and architecture can help inform new residential design.
Over 500 historic places have been added to the National Heritage List for England (NHLE) in 2019 and Historic England (HE) has showcased 21 highlights.
The K2 prototype telephone box situated outside the Royal Academy in London – built as part of the 1924 competition that gave rise to the iconic design and first listed at Grade II in 1986 – has had its listing upgraded to Grade II*.
The second in a series focusses on developing the Asset Information Model (AIM).
Reflecting issues that will be encountered across the IHBC’s June 2020 Brighton School, think tank Centre for Cities argues for High Street success.
City A.M took a tour of the first apartment to be completed within the original grade II*-listed power station with designer Tim Boyd of Michaelis Boyd – which also designed the interiors for Soho House and the Groucho Club – and Battersea Power Station’s UK sales director Georgia Siri.
A conversion of a locomotive hangar into a public library is the first retrofit to win the top prize at the World Architecture Festival (WAF).