Our members work within and across all areas required in the conservation of buildings, landscapes, sites, gardens etc. The specialist disciplines of our members are reflected in our membership standards, the Areas of Competence, and can cover
- Evaluation: covering investigation and research into historic buildings, landscapes, areas and archaeological sites
- Management: encompassing conservation management processes, such as conservation in the planning system, and
- Intervention: including conservation and enhancement projects, such as building restoration projects and area regeneration programmes.
These different areas are inter-dependent and overlap. The IHBC and our members help integrate these activities, seeing this as the most effective strategy for securing sustainable conservation of the historic environment.