Category Archives: IHBC Area of competence – Professional

Understanding Building Conservation



With over 6 million traditional buildings and over 500,000 listed monuments in the UK, there is a considerable need for building professionals to understand the nature and practicalities of conservation.  For this reason, we have developed a course looking at conservation for both residential and commercial property as well as historic monuments.

In accordance with the ICOMOS (International Council On Monuments and Sites) Training and Education Guideline and the latest British Standard on conservation of historic buildings (BS 7913: 2013) the course will introduce the philosophy behind conservation before going into detail regarding the technical analysis of buildings, ensembles and sites, diagnosing issues, identifying the best building conservation solutions, working with the various  stakeholders, and ultimately providing advice regarding best practice.

At the end of the 2 days, you will be confident in your ability to apply practical skills towards building conservation, will feel much better informed in this field of practice, and will receive a certificate of attainment from the CIOB if you pass the end of course test. Moreover, those who pass the course will be eligible for further recognition under the new CIOB Building Conservation Certification Scheme.

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Kellogg Urban Knowledge Exchange: Urban Heritage

25 April 2018

Kellogg Urban Knowledge Exchange: Urban Heritage

A multidisciplinary seminar, as part of the Kellogg Urban Knowledge Exchange series, will be held on Wednesday 25th April at 17:00-19:00 in the College Hub.

Five leading voices in the fields of architectural history, architecture, heritage research and urban conservation will pitch their views on how the urban landscape might be managed to celebrate and invigorate the built environment of the past in today’s era of smart cities, reconfigured time scales and new, emerging urban technologies. They will answer the question:

Cities change. How should urban heritage be managed?


Dr Geoffrey Tyack, Emeritus Fellow in Architectural History, Kellogg College

Professor Leidulf Mydland, Head of Community Department, Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage

Debbie Dance, Director, Oxford Preservation Trust

Barbara Weiss, Skyline Campaign


Dr Oliver Cox, Heritage Engagement Fellow, University of Oxford

This is the latest in our series on key urban issues affecting society today. It will no doubt provoke some lively debate #urbankellogg

This event is free and open to all. Booking is required, please book via Eventbrite.

Refreshments will be served from 16:30, the seminar will begin at 17:00. You are welcome to stay for drinks after the event.

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Inspiring Fundraising: A National Heritage Conference

26 April 2018
Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh

Inspiring Fundraising, Scotland’s national fundraising conference specifically dedicated to the heritage sector, will take place on Thursday 26th April 2018 at the Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh. By attending the conference, you will have a unique opportunity to learn from leading professionals in their specialist fields to help you overcome your fundraising challenges and set you on your journey to reaching your aspirations and targets. Inspiring Fundraising will also provide you with a motivational space to develop new ideas and new ways of working and the chance to engage with more than 200 peers from different heritage organisations from across Scotland and beyond. Using interactive learning techniques, the diverse programme will cover topics ranging from Embracing Creativity and Innovation to The Voice of the Funders and from The Power of Business and Cultural Partnerships through to Telling your Story on Film.

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