Category Archives: IHBC Area of competence – Evaluation

West Midlands Branch – The Impact of Tourism on Heritage

 29 November 2018

The next  West Midlands Branch CPD Day will discuss The Impact of Tourism on Heritage, giving a perspective from Historic England, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and the private sector. There is also a site visit at the Guild Chapel by Trevor Edwards, Hawkes Chartered Architects.

Full details on the programme and booking are available here

Reducing risk of fire in thatched buildings

13 November 2018

This one day thatch roofevent, organised by Historic England, the IHBC South West Branch, and Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service, will present the results of recent research into the causes of thatch fires, explain new guidance to reduce the risk and consider the implications for listed buildings. The issues that arise in the aftermath of a fire will also be discussed and there will be a demonstration of fire-fighting techniques for thatched roofs.                                                                                                 image: Historic England

FREE to attend.

Download the Programme and the Booking form to be returned to Nigel Pratt at Dartmoor National Park at

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN – Approaches to war memorial conservation around the First World War Centenary

graphic15 November 2018

ICON Stone & Wall Painting Group

At the end of the centenary commemorations of the First World War, this one day conference aims to reflect on current approaches to war memorial conservation practice and look to their future care. This conference is supported by Historic England

Find out more about the programme & booking HERE

Traditional Paint Forum Annual Conference 2018

16 November 2018

The Building as a Canvas

The Traditional Paint Forum is pleased to announce that, after the sell out conference ‘The Triumph of Illusion’, our 2018 conference will explore murals and decoration applied to the building envelope. Our talks will span from Egyptian painting to the 20th century and will look at techniiques, materials and technical challenges of conservation.. The conference will be set in the amazing Great Hall of St Bartholomew’s hospital,which is not to be missed, and will include tours of the The Grand Staircase- The Hogarth Stair- the walls of which were decorated by William Hogarth (1697-1764).

See details HERE

Built Heritage Public Lecture on BIM for Earthquake Damage

19 September 2018

Since 2016, the Department of History, Representation and Restoration of Architecture at Sapienza University of Rome have been investigating a double BIM (Building Information Modelling) path connected to natural disasters: prevention and reconstruction. Their focus is to investigate how small towns, made up of vernacular buildings, can join a BIM procedure. We are no longer speaking of HBIM (Historic Building Information Modelling), but of ARIM (Assessment Reconstruction Information Modelling). The main topic is linked to “data fusion”, where interdisciplinary skills meet up, ranging from the historical sector, to surveying, urban planning, restoration, structures and design. How should data be organised? What are the local regulations? Where – and how – do research and the professional world meet each other? These are the topics of a seminar where different cultures and different research fields can be compared to find some common denominators.

Prof. Tommaso Empler and PhD student Adriana Caldarone work for the Department of History, Representation and Restoration of Architecture (Italian acronym DSDRA) in the Architecture faculty of Sapienza University of Rome. The Department was established on July 1, 2010 following a structural reorganisation of Sapienza University of Rome.
Research objectives of the Department focus on:

  • History of Architecture – including the study of historiographic theories and methods, single historical buildings, cities, smaller towns and landscapes
  • Drawing – including representation methods, the history of representation, the latest architectural and territorial representation and survey techniques, graphics, and design
  • Restoration – including theories and methods of conservative restoration, the elaboration of conservation and restoration projects, the consolidation of surfaces, and structural consolidation.
Further details and bookings HERE