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January 2021

HE – Technical Tuesday – The Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings project

19 January - 13:00 - 14:00

This large complex of former industrial buildings is the focus of Historic England’s flagship project of rescue and regeneration. In this webinar, we will discuss some of the key conservation challenges in the design, procurement and delivery of the current £25m NLHF-funded project on the Main Mill, the world’s first iron-framed building. Besides design decisions on conversion, an innovative series of structural engineering interventions have been developed to enable re-use. The M&E services strategy, energy conservation and carbon reduction, fire…

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NHIG – Accreditation: Do Blacksmiths Need it?

27 January - 19:00 - 20:00

Without some form of accreditation scheme: How do you prevent inappropriately skilled people from damaging highly skilled work? How will clients know where to find the right-skilled people? How can practitioners get recognition for their conservation skills and experience? This event will discuss the pros and cons of accreditation, as well as exploring how any potential scheme might work. Panellists will include Adrian Legge, Blacksmithing Education Specialist, and James Grierson, Chair of the Institute of Conservation (Icon).

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February 2021

NHIG – Procurement: Delivering the Conservation of Ironwork

10 February - 12:00 - 13:30

Team efforts to deliver conservation projects can – and should – be a rewarding, collaborative experience, driven by a shared aim.  But often it can end up turning into more of a battle, with different parties fighting their own corner, and the shared aim gets lost.  This webinar will provide practical advice on how to navigate the procurement process.  From surveying the metalwork and preparing contract-documents to finding and engaging the right contractor, this lunchtime CPD webinar will: Describe the…

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March 2021

WEET – The Future for Planning Policy in England

25 March - 09:00 - 12:00

Chairs and speakers: Keynote contributions: Dr Michael Bingham, Interim Chief Planner, MHCLG Speakers also confirmed: Patrick Clarke, Director, Masterplanning Lead, UK & Ireland, AECOM and Mike Derbyshire, Partner, Head of Planning, Bidwells. Key areas for discussion: securing benefits of streamlining - practicalities of getting projects off the ground more quickly by simplifying information requirements and approvals frameworks, and speeding plan-making stages scaling up housing delivery while maintaining build quality: how to ensure that shorter consultation periods remain effective, and support…

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April 2021

EURAC – SBE21 Heritage Conference: Renovating Historic Buildings for a Low-Carbon Built Heritage

14 April - 16 April
Bolzano/Bozen Italy Italy + Google Map

Universally recognised as emblems of many cities, historic buildings account for a quarter of Europe’s existing construction. Retrofitting such buildings presents many opportunities for reducing carbon emissions but can also present many challenges for preserving historic and aesthetic traits and as such, particular and specific care is vital. Given the unique character of each building, standard energy saving measures are often not viable. Instigating interdisciplinary procedures for renovation and developing affordable and efficient technologies which are compatible with conservation needs are essential for…

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