Category Archives: Event – IHBC

Heritage in Law

9 June 2017

The subtleties, nuances and complexity of the law in relation to the historic environment is a subject highly relevant to all practitioners dealing with decision-making relating to our heritage. This conference is a timely update on this fast-moving legal framework which underpins our day to day work.

Find out more about speakers, programme and booking here..

It’s Not Just Retrofit. Making older buildings energy efficient

9 May 2017

Older buildings are at risk from attempts to make them energy efficient. Everyone in the property and construction industry needs to understand that the one size fits all approach is not the answer for millions of older buildings – that are treated as if they were modern. At this event, introduced and chaired by Professor John Edwards, Guest Editor of IHBC’s Context special edition on Green Retrofit we will explore:

  • Fundamental differences between new and older buildings
  • Comparing and contrasting energy efficiency assessment methods
  • Making existing fabric more energy efficient – without retrofit
  • A combined process of retrofit and other energy efficiency works – finding optimum solutions
  • Role of Building Regulations
  • Role of British and European Standards
  • Guidance and Tools – good and bad
  • Why dampness is one of the most important issues to understand
  • Competencies required from individuals
  • Quality Management on site

Find out more here…


NW Branch Event: Horse-Transport & the Urban Built Environment

11 May 2017

In the third event organised by the IHBC North West Branch as ‘build-up’ before the Annual School 2017, Megan Doole will present recent research on of the growth of horse-powered transport of people and goods during the 19th century, including the impact on the historic built environment.

See the flyer on the NW Branch webpage on the section ‘Events’ and book your free place.

IHBC East Anglia event: Traditional Repairs Day

16 May 2017

The IHBC’s East Anglia Branch is organising a one-day workshop on 16 May 2017 with various talks and hands-on experience of lime plaster, wattle and daub, clay lump and timber frame repair.

The seminar will be of interest to those concerned over the protection of the historic environment in East Anglia and those involved in delivering the conservation of heritage assets and protection outcomes.

To book a place contact Amanda Rix:

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Setting of Heritage Assets; Perspectives in Planning with IHBC

10 May 2017

RTPI South East and IHBC South East join forces to host an event in Canterbury, historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Members from the two institutes can share their knowledge at his event which will consider setting of heritage assets, best practice and lessons learnt, and key local case studies.

Further details…