UK Parliament APPG first Inquiry - The Value of Heritage
Targeted cuts in VAT on listed building refurbishments among recommendations in the UK-wide All-Party Parliamentary Group’s (APPG) first report.
From glorious gardens and priceless collections to outstanding restoration and sustainability
Battle over £1.5bn hotel and office plan for Liverpool Street station
Sellar, the developer of the Shard, wants to build a 16-storey tower block on top of the historic mainline Liverpool Street station.
A Brief History of Reinforced Concrete Buildings
Concrete is explored by Nicky Hughes for Historic England, as the most commonly used man-made substance on the planet and second only to water as the most utilised resource.
New online route to CSCS Card for Built Environment Professionals
CIC has a new cutting-edge e-learning Health & Safety Certification course which on passing, has been agreed by CSCS as an acceptable alternative to the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test.
IHBC Context 173: Aspects of ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ in the heritage world
The issue explores ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ ranging from ‘Multiple perspectives’ on heritage; ‘Modernist Women’ and ‘Troublesome statues’ to LGBTQ+ histories.
Damaged cultural sites in Ukraine verified by UNESCO
As of 5 October 2022, UNESCO has verified damage to 199 sites since 24 February – 84 religious buildings, 13 museums, 37 historical buildings, 37 buildings dedicated to cultural activities, 18 monuments and 10 libraries.
Joint Position Statement on ‘Investigation of moisture and its effects on traditional buildings' Launched
This document outlines the principles and competencies that surveyors and contractors should adopt to deliver best practice when investigating moisture-related issues in traditional buildings.
England housing strategy could consume over 100% of the nation’s carbon budget
New research on the future carbon emissions etc. impacts on nature from England’s current housing strategy estimates that by 2050 12% of the carbon budget for 1.5°C could be consumed by newbuilds, and 92% by the everyday emissions from the existing housing stock.
Historic England’s ‘A Brief History of the English Mosque’
Historic England (HE) has published ‘A Brief History of the English Mosque’ on the discovery of the architectural evolution of the mosque in Britain, from the conversion of houses to contemporary expressions of mosque architecture.
Welcome to #IHBC25 – 25 years since we turned professional
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!
What to do with troublesome statues?
A tricky political issue.
Conserving the Historic Environment
Concise guide to planning. Book review.
Pride of Place: queer heritage
Equalities legislation, courageous curators and changing social attitudes.
Quakers and their Meeting Houses. Book review.
Equity, diversity and inclusion
Ensuring a diverse range of people benefit from the historic environment.
An atlas of LGBTQIA+ places and stories. Book review.
Historic buildings with darker histories
How architecture can suppress cultural identity.
The history of conservation areas
First pioneered in the USA and then France.
Improving standards depends on educating owners.
Raising awareness of the wide variety of copper roofing techniques.
Historic mills introduced the metal skeleton frame to world architecture.
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