Category Archives: IHBC Area of competence – All

Sustainability of Traditional Buildings

13 June 2017

The STBA-SPAB Sustainability of Traditional Buildings Conference (13th June 2017, London) addresses: Context, Continuity and Change.

The conference will be opened by a keynote from Peter Rickaby of the“Each Home Counts” Implementation Board. However, the topics include not only energy efficiency and carbon but also the wider, often overlooked, issues of sustainability.

Presentations include

  • sustainability via maintenance (John Preston, IHBC),
  • building pathology & BS7913 (John Edwards, CIOB)
  • healthy buildings (Ian Mawditt, Fourwalls & Simon Corbey, ASBP)
  • and a fresh approach to mortgage survey for sustainability (Steven Hodgson, PCA)

In addition, Sofie Pelsmakers (Sheffield University), Caroline Rye (Archimetrics & SPAB) and Natasha Ginks (De Montfort University) will present their research into thermal upgrades of floors, walls and windows.

Further information & bookings here…

Spaces In Between- 50 Years of Conservation Areas

31 March 2017

There are more than 10,000 Conservation Areas in England. Have they achieved their aim of preserving and enhancing the special places identified locally as being important to communities? How successful have regeneration schemes been? And has the public realm been overlooked?

The 2017 ASCHB Conference on 31st March 2017 at the Institution of Civil Engineers will have three sessions:

Conservation Areas: Where did they come from and what have they achieved?

The Management of Historic Places: Regeneration or Gentrification?

The Wider Picture: Public Realm

Speakers will include Laura Sandys, Carol Pyrah, Sir Donald Insall, Colin J Davis and Professor John Pendlebury.

For further details, download the flyer and booking form and the poster

Bookings can also be made through Eventbrite  who levy a charge for the their service

Download the AGM Agenda

Keys to the Successful Operation of Historic Buildings

3 May 2017

The CIOB in collaboration with the National Trust and Somerset House are delighted to present this one day event focusing on the key tools to ensure the successful operation of historic buildings.

The day will include presentations, interactive case studies and real-life examples of where innovative and effective methods have been used to maintain and restore existing buildings.

By providing an overview of the materials and methods required for high quality retrofit and using real life case studies, the event will provide a forum to discuss conservation principles and provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the issues facing professionals in the sector.

For information and booking details click here.

Historic Farm Buildings Group 2017 Conference

15 – 17 September

The weekend will combine lectures with field visits to enable a broader understanding of the farming and farm buildings of Dartmoor, in particular the contrast between the Teign valley and the higher moor and its fringe. The recent Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads guidance produced jointly by the Dartmoor National Park Authority and Historic England will be utilised to illustrate a new perspective in the farmsteads character of this upland region. The event meetings will be based in Christow in the Teign valley.  Accommodation arrangements are to be self sourced.

further details…

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…