English Heritage recognises CIOB’s historic building conservation schemes

The Chartered Institute of Building’s (CIOB) "Understanding Building Conservation" course and "Building Conservation Certification Scheme" have received official endorsement from English Heritage.

The course, which currently run online, is also currently attended by English Heritage staff.

The Understanding Building Conservation course updates approaches to building conservation, dealing with technical issues and heritage values.

Launched in June 2017, the Building Conservation Certification Scheme applies the same criteria as other similar schemes, but with a focus on energy efficiency and sustainability.

English Heritage became part of the CIOB pilot conservation scheme in 2015, leading to the introduction of a new type of building conservation certification.

The three-tiered system covers many of the important roles that English Heritage staff carry out and has supported career growth and recognised the importance of the many estates management roles across the country.

In addition to the building conservation course and scheme, the CIOB Annual Conservation Conference, Future Skills for Traditional Buildings, takes place 5 November 2020.

Stewart Wright, Head of Survey and Asset Management at English Heritage, said: "English Heritage is delighted to partner with the CIOB for a second year and endorse both the Conservation Conference and Conservation Certification scheme. The development of future skills is at the core of our work, which is to maintain the national collection of historic buildings."

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