Category Archives: IHBC Area of competence – Management

Understanding Building Conservation

19-20 July 2018


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.

15% of discount to IHBC Members.

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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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Heritage Values and the Assessment of Significance

26 – 28 Sep 2018


Significance is now a core concept within our planning process.  Its assessment is a key part of management and of development within the historic environment.  This course will introduce the process, show you what is involved in preparing assessments of significance, teach you how to read and judge such assessments, and explore the ways in which they can be used.  At the end, you should be convinced about the value of significance as a planning and management tool!

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C20 Conservation Areas: Making it Happen

22 March 2018

How many of England’s nearly 10,000 conservation areas are of C20th buildings? Should there be more C20 Conservation areas? And how should they be identified and managed?

C20 Society are running this workshop to mark publication of their new research into C20 conservation areas, (those which are formed of buildings dating from 1914). This research was funded by Historic England to mark the 50th anniversary last year of the legislation which introduced conservation areas, and shows just how underrepresented C20th heritage is in terms of conservation area designations.

The day will include a report on the research findings, practical group sessions on how to use conservation area designation to support the regeneration of C20th built heritage and site visits led by expert participants to local existing or potential conservation areas to promote discussion about the issues involved.

The workshop is aimed at all those who are involved in designating, working with or managing conservation areas including local authority conservation and planning officers, developers, civic societies and neighbourhood planning groups.

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Training in Action: From Documentation to Protection of Cultural Heritage in Libya and Tunisia

15 March 2018

Training in Action is a project funded by the British Council-Cultural Protection fund. This project will train 40 staff from respective Libyan and Tunisian national heritage organisations in documentation techniques, preventative conservation and heritage management. It also intends to serve as a replicable model for Libyan and Tunisian heritage professionals to train new staff, creating a sustainable cultural protection model in turn. The main aim of the project is to protect cultural heritage which is of significant local and global socio-cultural, historic, scientific and economic value.

Hiba Alkahalaf is an architect and conservator. She has worked and taught internationally, especially in the UK and Middle East, while her research focuses on integrated heritage management, urban conservation, place identity, and sense of place. She holds a BArch degree (University of Damascus – 2006), MSc in Architectural Conservation (University of Edinburgh – 2010) and a PhD in Architecture (University of Edinburgh – 2017). Hiba is Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Classics at King’s College London.

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