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The IHBC Gus Astley Annual Student Award

GusAstleyStudentAward_FrontUp to £500 for outstanding under- or post-graduate coursework relating to:

BUILT OR HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION

Topics may cover any aspect of conservation including:

  • evaluation (eg history, research or surveying)
  • management (eg policy, finance or planning)
  • and/or intervention (eg design, technology or architecture)

Applicants need only submit a digital version of their coursework!
See gasa.ihbc.org.uk for forms & details

Closing date: 31st July 2017

For results see Context, the IHBC’s journal, & the IHBC Annual School 2018

Open to all students on taught courses 2015-17
For information only please contact:
studentaward@ihbc.org.uk

Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary for Postgrad studies at UCL

The Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary is available to enable heritage professionals to study on the MSc Sustainable Heritage. Up to £20,000 (to cover the cost of fees and a stipend) is available for Home applicants (as defined by UCL General Regulations) who have the offer of a place for either full-time or part-time/flexible study on this course and who intend to accept or have already firmly accepted an offer.

How to Apply
Applicants should complete the Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary Application form and return it to the Course Director via email at kalliopi.fouseki@ucl.ac.uk.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 18th June 2018. Please note that this form is for the Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary only. Applicants must also complete the Application Form for Admission as a Graduate Student separately to this form.
Further information can be found at: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/heritage/programmes/msc-sustainable-heritage/scholarships-and-funding

PhD Project: Investigating innovative technologies to reconcile aesthetics with energy performance in 20th-century concrete architecture

PhD Project: Investigating innovative technologies to reconcile aesthetics with energy performance in 20th-century concrete architecture

Project Description

Brutalist Architecture (such as Erno-Goldfinger’s Grade II*-listed, Trellick and Balfron Towers in London) marks an important architectural approach that dominated the architecture movement in the 1950s –1970s, which capitalised on the raw texture of the building materials and the particular composition of building geometries. These buildings represent a formidable heritage and our concern as architects is to preserve them as a faithful evidence from our past, to be consigned to future generations. At the same time, in order to preserve the memory, architecture must be working and being engaged with activities and users, which often results in the need of maintenance, refurbishment, and conservation. Among these activities, energy efficiency retrofit becomes particularly relevant, as it involves major questions related to energy performance and climate change.

English Brutalist Architecture represents one of the most challenging subjects when considering energy efficiency retrofit. The concrete skin, a single unprotected layer constituted by a unique material brutally exhibited, is one of the most important features of a Brutalist building. Several questions arise when considering a Brutalist building for an energy efficiency retrofit. One of the main questions arising concerns the preservation of the Brutalist aesthetic while improving the energy performance of the building skin. This research, therefore, aims at investigating how material technologies and environmental strategies can preserve the unique character of the Brutalist buildings and achieve energy efficiency.

Tools aimed at computationally simulating environmental conditions have been evolving during recent years. Emphasis on using environmental simulation results can provide continuous feedback for the design process. Through developing virtual modelling methodology for existing Brutalist building(s), this research project will attempt to investigate not only spatial and morphological features, but also it will incorporate environmental data in order to perform simulation. At the same time, these buildings will be researched using measurement based technologies. The research will thus investigate the most innovative materials and environmental technologies and their design potential in energy efficiency retrofitting and impact on the preservation of Brutalist buildings character.

How to apply:
We welcome applications from highly motivated prospective students who are committed to develop outstanding research outcomes. You can apply online at http://www.port.ac.uk/applyonline. Please quote project code ACES4310218 in your application form.

Churches Conservation Foundation’s grant award scheme

The scheme seeks to support young craftspeople with an interest in religious built heritage, who want to travel to increase their expertise and knowledge.  Up to two awards of between £500 and £1,000 will be granted to young craftspeople. The Foundation Trustees are looking for applicants demonstrating the most innovative and enthusiastic approach to learning heritage skills, and with the clearest idea of how their own knowledge and future career in heritage will benefit from the award.

 

The grant can cover attendance at conferences or seminars, study tours and short-term internships.  To be eligible, applicants must:

 

·         Be under 30 years of age on April 1st 2018

·         Be studying for a relevant craft or traditional building skill, or recently qualified in one

·         Have a demonstrable and ongoing commitment to religious built heritage through a track record of relevant volunteering and/or study

·         Be prepared to disseminate themselves what they learn through social media and also to provide photographs and a short report to the trustees, which may be published online and in any way by the foundation

 Closing date for applications is Friday 26th January 2018.

To find out more and download an application form visit www.churchesconservation.org

Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards (AALDA)

The eleventh biennial Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards (AALDA) ceremony will be held in 2018 and we are now seeking project nominations.

We are seeking nominations in 7 categories both conceptual and built which demonstrate innovative and forward thinking design solutions.

Aberdeenshire is passionate about ensuring that our built environment is of the highest quality, fuelled by cutting edge design which ensures that people are at the heart of all developments in our area. The environment in which we live is of the upmost importance, human beings thrive in buildings and developments where both functionality and beauty are considered equally. The awards seek to highlight and raise the profile of good design in Aberdeenshire.

As part of the Scottish Government’s Year of Young People, we are also asking the next generation of designers and architects to focus on the needs of our older residents.

Details on categories and how to submit can be found at the following link http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/designawards 

Closing Date for submissions 23rd February 2018
 
Telephone 01467 628632
Contact designawards2018@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.

VOLUNTEERING: Cathedral Projects Support Panel

The Association of English Cathedrals would like to hear from those with an interest in cathedrals and the time and relevant specialist skills and experience to serve as volunteer expert members on the newly created Cathedral Projects Support Panel.

Serving on the Support Panel will offer a unique opportunity to assist cathedrals, some of England’s greatest buildings, to devise realistic briefs for major projects, helping to scope out projects and identify project elements, point out potential problem areas and recommend how to overcome them, share wisdom and contacts, and advise on need for specialist advice and input.

The role of a Panel member is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.

Allchurches Trust has provided funding for an initial two year pilot project.

Expressions of interest are invited from competent and experienced specialists with skills and experience that could assist cathedrals devise realistic projects.

Further information is here >>

HGSCEA Emerging Scholar Essay Prize

Applications are now being accepted for the Emerging Scholars Essay Prize from the Historians of German, Scandinavian, and Central European Art and Architecture (HGSCEA), an award of $500 given annually to the author of a distinguished essay published the preceding year on any topic in the history of German, Scandinavian, or Central European art, architecture, design, or visual culture. Submissions, which must be in English and may be from electronic or print publications, must have a publication date of 2017; applicants must be either current Ph.D. students or have earned a PhD in or after 2013 and must be members of HGSCEA at the time of application. (For membership information, see hgscea.org.) The recipient of the Prize (along with honorable mentions as appropriate) will be chosen by the members of the HGSCEA Board, notified in late January 2018, and publicly announced at the HGSCEA dinner reception during the College Art Association annual conference.
Submissions should include a copy of the publication and a CV and should be sent by electronic attachment to the HGSCEA Secretary, Juliet Koss (jkoss@scrippscollege.edu), before December 18, 2017.

Conservation Volunteer Opportunity at Beams

CONSERVATION VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AT BEAMS

From time to time BEAMS has opportunities for entrants in the field of historic building conservation to join the small team based at Hertford Castle and gain work-based experience.

Such an opportunity has arisen in October 2017.

We are looking for an able and keen candidate with an interest in architecture, the history of UK historic buildings and places, archival research, heritage planning and conservation. Our clients are usually the owners of historic buildings in Herts, Bucks, Essex and nearby part of London and/or Local Planning Authorities in the same areas.

BEAMS is the trading arm of the Hertfordshire Buildings Preservation Trust.

This is a voluntary, unpaid position but the conditions are flexible.  We are particularly interested in hearing from persons currently on post-graduate courses of study or recently qualified in a relevant field.  Residence in Hertfordshire, Essex or nearby parts of London would be an advantage.

Contact details please with CV attached should be sent to:

BEAMS Ltd. The Castle, Hertford SG14 1HR

Tel: 01992 504331

Graham Tite, Conservation Officer or Dr Valerie Scott, Head of Conservation.

Enquiries to: grahamtite@clara.co.uk

 

The Marsh Christian Trust

The Marsh Christian Trust was established in 1981 and has two main areas of work; grant-making and the Marsh Awards.

The MCT is a grant-making body which also runs an Awards Scheme of some 75 Awards in partnership with organisations across the fields of Heritage, the Arts, Social Welfare and Environmental Conservation. The Awards recognise those who voluntarily or professionally go above and beyond to make a difference to a cause that they believe in. The IHBC sees itself as a key partner in this endeavour for the current (and possible future) awards.

Grants

The Trust provides grants to registered charities working in the fields of social welfare, literature arts and heritage, environmental and animal welfare, healthcare and medical research, education and training and a small number overseas.

For further information and to check whether your organisation is eligible, please go to “Grants”

Awards

The Trust runs a portfolio of Awards with a number of internationally and nationally recognised organisations such as Barnardos, the British Museum and the Zoological Society of London. The Awards seek to recognise unsung heroes who all aim to improve the world we live in. Recipients of Marsh Awards range from scientists working in conservation biology and ecology, to authors and sculptors from the arts world, and those who give their time unselfishly to work with the young, the elderly, people with mental health issues and for our heritage.

Further details: LINK

Volunteers wanted! IHBC London Branch

London Branch Membership Mentor

We are really keen to appoint a much-needed Membership Mentor to assist existing
Affiliate members with the process of upgrading to Full membership and any new
potential members who may wish to apply for Full membership.
Ideally you will currently be employed or semi-retired and will have joined the Branch
during the last five years, so you are familiar with the updated membership form and
competencies. You will be asked to mentor a maximum of four applicants per year to
coincide with Membership Committee deadlines.
Please contact Sheila Stones at London@ihbc.org.uk for more details regarding the
extent of what you would be asked to do.

London Branch Newsletter Editor

The branch committee is also looking for a new Newsletter Editor.
Again, Please contact Sheila Stones at London@ihbc.org.uk for more details regarding the extent of what you would be asked to do.

We look forward to hearing from you!

National Trust: Design Guide intern – Outdoors infrastructure

This role will write case studies on projects that have helped enhance visitor access to the outdoors – cycle trails, raised walkways, footbridges, car parks. It will help to ensure that the learning points from these case studies are shared throughout the organisation.

The deadline for applications is Monday 18th September 2017. Interviews will be conducted in early October with the internship due to begin in November, based in Swindon.

Find out more.

The Heritage Alliance: Volunteer

Want to find out more about the heritage sector? Can you spare some time to help the Heritage Alliance. We are looking for someone who might be able to help for a week over the summer or perhaps one day a week over a longer period.  You will have experience of a wide range of tasks and we will try and accommodate your interests.

Please send a CV and details of your availability to policy@theheritagealliance.org.uk.

If you previously applied but we were unable to host you at the time please apply again.

National Trust: Design Guide intern – Minimising our Water Footprint

This role will write case studies on projects that have minimised our water footprint – rainwater harvesting to water source heat pumps and sustainable sewage treatment. It will help ensure that the learning points from these case studies are shared throughout the organisation.

The deadline for applications is Monday 18th September 2017. Interviews will be conducted in early October with the internship due to begin in November, based in Swindon.

Find out more.

CIfA Historic England Training Placements: Aerial Survey, Illustration and Zooarchaeology

Three new professional work placements are available, each for twelve months, under the Historic England specialist work based training programme. The placement holders will be employed by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) and seconded to Historic England for the duration.

Training placement in Illustration time in Portsmouth and Swindon

Training placement in Aerial investigation and mapping  based in Swindon

Training placement in Zooarchaeology based in Portsmouth

The placements start in late October/early November 2017, Salary £18,000 p.a.

These placements provide a rare and exciting opportunity to receive structured work based training in specialist areas of historic environment practice, and to be supervised and trained by highly qualified experts. Placements on this programme have been established to address particular areas of skills shortage in the historic environment sector, so career prospects for trainees are excellent.

A placement on this programme is for you if you have some experience within the sector through study, work experience or both, but have not had the formal opportunity to develop your skills to a professional standard.

How to apply: Download the full Advert and Job Description/Person Specification for the post you want to apply for from http://www.archaeologists.net/learning/placements

Details of how to apply for your post are included in the Advert with the title of the placement you are interested in. Be careful to look at the details for the correct post.

Applications must be sent to admin@archaeologists.net, putting the title of the placement in the subject line of the email, by 5pm on Monday 28 August 2017. Interviews will be held w/b 25 September or w/b 2 October 2017.

Heritage Specialist Apprenticeship Programme (SAP) and Heritage Specialist Upskilling Programme (SUP) in Stonemasonry and Wood Occupations

11 – 22 September 2017
Hereford

These Heritage SAP and SUP courses are for stonemasonry, carpentry and joinery resulting in the Level 3. The courses are a combination of lectures and practical work at historic sites and can be an integral part of working towards an NVQ Level Three in Heritage Skills. Upon completion of the NVQ portfolio and assessment (within 12 months of registration) the candidate can apply for a CSCS Gold Card (increasingly necessary for Heritage contracts). Courses are run from the workshop in Clifford on the Powys/Herefordshire border near the picturesque town of Hay-on-Wye. Practical sessions will give you the opportunity to work on local historic buildings including the stunning Hay Castle.

For further information and to book a place please email with your contact details:info@traditionalbuildingskills.co.uk  Tel: 01497 831125.