Category Archives: IHBC Area of competence – All

From quarry to quoin: a conservation guide to stonework

19 June 2018

Join us for the next instalment of our training series: a comprehensive training session where we will explore all aspects of stonework from the quarry to the workshop and beyond.

Topics covered:

  • Quarries
  • Geology of the World Heritage Site
  • Stone matching
  • Stone conservation approaches
  • Health and safety
  • Practical demonstrations

Speakers include:

  • Marcus Paine, Hutton Stone
  • Katie Strang, Scottish Lime Centre
  • Luis Albornoz, British Geological Survey
  • Christa Gerdwilker, Historic Environment Scotland
  • Maggie Tennant, St Mary’s Cathedral Workshop
  • Jordan Kirk, St Mary’s Cathedral Workshop

The RIAS is happy to recommend this event to its members, and it is recognised by the IHBC for CPD.

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IHBC South Branch – Naval Gazing: Mary Rose Museum – Portsmouth Historic Dockyards

18 May 2018


An IHBC South Branch conference exploring how some of the nation’s most precious naval assets are cared for as well as the docks and buildings which house them and their related heritage.

Naval Gazing will be a great opportunity to see some of the Historic Dockyard including the Mary Rose, and to hear conservators and others from the heritage sector talk about the amazing conservation work.  We will have a special tour of Boat House 4 and a presentation about the Mary Rose as well as other fascinating presentations.  Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Open to members and non-members

For further details on the event download the Flyer and Booking Form

Scotland Branch – MATE session

7 June 2018

IHBC will be holding another Membership Application Training Event with the Scotland Branch. The main aim of the MATE session is to assist people in upgrading their membership from either Affiliate/Associate to Full membership.

There will be a presentation from Kate Kendall, IHBC Education, Training & Standards Liaison Officer followed by small group discussions.

Kate Kendall said: ‘These events are a great way for prospective applicants to find out how to understand their skills, knowledge and experience in the context of IHBC membership criteria and accreditation.  And all this is free too, offered to anyone interested in IHBC membership as part of the IHBC’s charitable support for the care of the built and historic environment.’

To book your FREE place please email Kate Kendall



Sustainability of Traditional Buildings -STBA SPAB Conference

7 June 2018

The 2018 STBASPAB conference and exhibition which will again take place in June at Baxter’s Gallery in Clerkenwell, London from 9.30 to 17.00.

Keynote speakers from Ofgem, Each Home Counts and ICOMOS will provide an update on
policy and standards.
Delegates will hear about practical examples including the problems at the retrofit in Preston, what is happening in the Private Rented Sector, various projects in Scotland, and how a Whole House Approach is working out at scale in London.
During the day there will be a select group of exhibitors providing information on products and services in the traditional built environment.

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