Category Archives: IHBC Area of competence – Professional

More Conservation Challenges – RIAS Spring Seminar

31 May 2017

The RIAS conservation spring seminar is now open for bookings. Topics will include conservation work at the Capitol, Washington DC, and the Scottish architectural legacy in India. The technical components will include climate change adaptation for traditional buildings, interpreting thermal imaging and advice on working with lime for pointing and harling, including specification advice and guidance on the causes of failure, 3D laser scanning technique as used in the restoration of Glasgow School of Art.  

 For programme and booking form click here

 If you wish to book a place, please complete a booking form and email to

Church Buildings Renewal Trust: Spring Conference

31 March 2017

The next conference of the CBRT will be held in the Old High Church in Inverness on 31st March 2017 under the title ‘Open All Hours: Churches for all the Community?’

See the programme here

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Financing the Historic Environment Conference

29-30 March 2017

2017 is the Year of History Heritage and Archaeology, a celebration of what gives Scotland its unique character and draws people to live, work and visit. Caring for these assets is a collaborative effort across the United Kingdom undertaken by a wide range of organisations, from voluntary community groups to large-scale commercial development, public bodies and local and national government.

 These are challenging times for public sector budgets and while the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act creates the potential for transfer of historic assets to communities there remains a need for the commercial sector to invest in historic places. What are the challenges faced by the investment community in developing historic buildings? Can the heritage sector help overcome any barriers? What should government do to enable such commercial investment?

In a changing economic landscape, an era of rapid technological advancement and the need to mitigate the challenges of climate change there is no escape from the historic environment’s need for increased investment.

 This two-day conference, organised by Built Environment Forum Scotland, Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland and the BRICK programme run by The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, will explore how to achieve this and how local communities can be at the heart of it.

 Programme details and to book your tickets for both or either days:

Heritage Ironwork Seminar: ‘Surveying & Recording Heritage Ironwork’

30 June 2017

A day of discussion & practical activities in the inspiring surroundings of a Grade I listed Manor House (Hartlebury Castle), with the opportunity to view artefacts from the portfolio of the Bromsgrove Guild. There will be a presentation on the history of the guild and its work.

Further details….

Hot-Mixed Lime Mortars, Weald & Downland Museum

14 March 2017

Sponsored by Historic England and supported by Institute of Historic Building Conservation.

A one-day hot-mixed lime mortar seminar and workshop, hosted by Weald & Downland Living Museum, near Chichester, West Sussex.

The day will consist of a combination of talks and practical demonstrations, delivered by a diverse team of craftspeople and consultants, sharing their knowledge and experience.

  • Discount for IHBC Members
  • A number of free or reduced price places for those who would otherwise find attendance financially difficult.

Further details…