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IHBC Annual School: Worcester 2016 – People Power – Catalyst for Change


Thursday 23rd – Saturday 25th June 2016
Day School on Friday 24th June 2016

The IHBC Annual School is a ‘must’ whether you are new to the sector, an experienced conservation specialist, or an occasional practitioner.

  • Gain up to 18 hours CPD plus extensive networking opportunities.
  • Explore how communities are integral to the conservation and regeneration of historic
    places. Get to know the people behind conservation.
  • Learn about Worcester’s past, present and future from timber framed buildings to the
    21st century Hive or venture further to Birmingham’s iconic Victorian buildings.

Day School Places start from £130 (plus VAT)*
Full Residential School Places start from £380 (plus VAT)*
*These ‘early bird’ discounts apply until 22 April 2016

For full details and to book visit worcester2016.ihbc.org.uk

Historic Environment for Scotland – Conservation Summer School

6 – 10 June 2016

The Summer School provides a thorough introduction to building conservation, traditional building materials and skills. The week long course is taught through a combination of talks, workshops, field trips and hands-on activities. Delegates are introduced to building materials such as stone, lime and metal through both practical and theoretical sessions to understand how they work together to create the buildings which surround us, and are provided with the knowledge of how they should be treated to ensure they continue to last for generations to come. Lectures are given by our conservation staff at Historic Environment Scotland with a selection of guest lecturers also making appearances throughout the week. more….

Place Alliance Summer School

7-8-9 July 2016

Transforming Cities, Towns and Public Spaces through Placemaking
Place Alliance is excited to announce its first Summer School taking place from Thursday 7 of July till Saturday 9 of July 2016 in London at UCL.
Place Alliance has themed with a number of its supporters to develop a summer school aimed at a wide range of professionals and decision-makers involved in making and sustaining successful places.
The aim of this intensive three-day course is to help delegates develop the knowledge, skills and passion to confidently create successful places, whether in an urban, suburban or rural context.

The programme will focus on skills development within local planning authorities and other public sector bodies – highways authorities, the HCA, government departments, etc. – although the summer school would also be open to incoming students and to other professionals wishing to up their skills levels or simply hear about the latest thinking and practice in urban design.

Each day will focus on a different stage of the design process, looking at the issues at different scales.

Please contact the Place Alliance Management Team for more information about our Summer School. Email: placealliance@ucl.ac.uk

Further details here


Building on the Past – Workshop

26-27 May 2016

A workshop to explore the intersections of energy and authenticity in the built environment

Buildings change in response to various social processes and emerge through the different practices and understandings of people who use, inhabit and work on them. Recently understanding of these processes has been inflected by public thinking and government policies that urge a radical transformation of the built environment in response to growing fears about climate change and the need for greater energy efficiency. Responses have included environmentally oriented ‘retrofit’ of buildings, including through installation of micro-generation, insulation, new windows and through the adoption of ‘smart’ technologies. While such interventions have been promoted on grounds of environmental sustainability, they have the potential to change the character, appearance and use of old buildings and hence to compromise the values that people attach to these as concrete manifestations of the past. While the technological dimensions of these issues have been well illuminated by a large and growing body of work, the social aspects of these changes remain relatively poorly understood.

This workshop aims to foster a dialogue between academics and practitioners with interests in renovation and retrofit of old buildings, in order to further develop understanding of these processes. The workshop aims to shed new light on the social practices and perspectives that inform these processes and, through this, to contribute new insights concerning the relationship between heritage, energy and the built environment. Presentations and discussions will inform a workshop report and policy briefing with the aim of shaping policy and practice in these areas.


Tom Yarrow can be contacted:
Via email: t.g.yarrow@durham.ac.uk
And by mobile phone: 07969 407045


The Restoration will be Digitised

26 May 2016

The Restoration will be Digitised: social media and digital technologies in historic environment conservation
The Northern Ireland Branch of the IHBC is holding a half-day conference exploring innovative examples of the use of digital technologiesand social media in historic environment conservation.

Speakers from the RSA, HLF, Carnegie Oldpark and the IHBC will provide practitioner insights into the essential enabling role digital technologies can play in communicating and supporting the diverse work of conservationists in the public, private and third sectors.

The following programme and speakers have been confirmed:

09.30 – 10.00 Registration and refreshments
10.00 – 10.15 Welcome and Introduction – Andrew McClelland, Chair, IHBC Northern Ireland Branch
10.15 – 10.45 Lighting the Fire of Social Media Under Heritage – Quintin Oliver, Lobbyist @StratagemNI, conflict resolution @StratagemInt, professional body @TCInews, volunteer @ForumCities, social innovator @CarnegieOldpark
10.45 – 11.15 The HLF Experience – Paul Mullan, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund, Northern Ireland
11.15 – 11.30 Comfort break
11.30 – 12.00 Digital Technologies & Historic Properties – Some National Trust Experiences – Malachy Conway, Regional Archaeologist, National Trust (Northern Ireland) & David Craig, UAV pilot/Irish Sights Ltd and National Trust volunteer
12.00 – 12.30 Living Heritage: using data to shift the heritage conversation (and how nobody likes to come last) – Joanna Massie, Project Engagement Manager at the RSA – leading on Heritage, Identity and Place
12.30 – 12.45 Final Q&A and Conclusion

Note that refreshments and lunch are included within the booking fee. Any special dietary requirements, please contact the organiser at the details below.

Andrew McClelland can be contacted by email: mcclelland-a5@email.ulster.ac.uk

Please, register here


Building Conservation Explained – Seminar

27 May 2016
Charlestown, Fife (KY11 3EN)

This introduction to building conservation will take attendees through the basics of best practice and dispel the many myths that abound when working with historic buildings.

The seminar includes lively presentations of various case studies allowing attendees to grasp the rights and wrongs of historic building repair and gain an understanding of how to ‘read’ a building when approaching repairs. Planning and listed building consent issues are explained and various grant funding schemes that can enable the conservation of our built heritage are considered.

This CPD session ends with a site visit to a live building to illustrate the many issues covered within this course.

This seminar is aimed at building contractors, planners, local authority staff, students and recently qualified architects, surveyors and engineers who as part of their workload are dealing with the historic built environment or those building professionals who have traditionally only dealt with new build projects but would like to gain an understanding of building conservation work.

To book a place on this seminar, please click here, email admin@scotlime.org or call us on 01383 872722.

Scottish Lime Centre Trust
Charlestown Workshops
2 Rocks Road
KY11 3EN