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The Institute of Historic Building Conservation

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The Institute of Highway Incorporated Engineers was founded in 1965 and celebrated "IHIE at 40" in 2005. We have been registering engineers and technicians with the Engineering Council since 1972 and accrediting academic courses since 1989. IHIE is run by and for practical engineers and allied professionals who have ideas and commitment to sustainability and integrity.
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The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is a registered charity that strives to promote and progress civil engineering. We believe that civil engineers are "at the heart of society, delivering sustainable development through knowledge, skills and professional expertise."
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The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation serves the transport profession for the benefit of society and its members. With over 11,000 members, working across a wide range of disciplines, it aims to promote the exchange of knowledge, improve policy formulation, stimulate debate on transportation issues, recognise and develop individual competence (through qualifications and continuing professional development) and encourage best practice in the industry.
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The Landmark Trust is an independent UK building preservation charity which was founded in 1965 to rescue worthwhile historic buildings from neglect, and then to restore and let them for holidays. The income from letting contributes to their upkeep. There are now 178 Landmarks spread across Britain, four in Italy and two in Vermont, USA. They include follies, forts, manor houses, mills, cottages, castles, gatehouses and towers. You can stay in any of these buildings.
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The Landscape Design Trust is a registered charity and promotes landscape for the benefit of the environment and the community.
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The Listed Property Owners Club was established in 1993 by a group of enthusiastic owners to provide advice and information gained from personal experience. It is now Britain's only advice service dedicated to keeping listed building owners informed of their obligations, rights, privileges and responsibilities.
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Maintain our Heritage (MoH) was formed in 1999 to promote a new, long-term, sustainable strategy for the care of historic buildings with pre-eminence given to maintenance rather than sporadic major repair. A shift to systematic maintenance will require a change in attitude, policy and practice in government, the construction industry, the heritage sector and historic building owners. MoH conceived, set up and ran a trial maintenance inspection service, the Bath Area Pilot 2002-03. It is currently leading wide-ranging research into maintenance issues in partnership with DTI, English Heritage, Heritage Lottery Fund and others.
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The Marsh Christian Trust is a grant-making body which also runs an Awards Scheme of some 75 Awards in partnership with organisations, including the IHBC, 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.
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The National Churches Trust was launched in 2007 as the only national, non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting places of worship used by Christian denominations throughout the UK. The Trust promotes the use of these buildings by congregations and the wider community – underlying their importance to society. The Trust advocates the conservation of places of worship of historic value for the use and enjoyment of future generations.
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The National Heritage List for England, English Heritage’s new online database of protected heritage assets, is now live and we would be very grateful for your support for it by placing a link to it from your website. The development of the National Heritage List for England means that, for the first time, details of all protected places such as listed buildings, scheduled monuments and registered parks, are available to search online in one place. The new website also allows you to search for and view protected heritage assets on a map.
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The National Heritage Training Group (NHTG) is an independent specialist sector skills development group with a UK-wide remit to provide assistance with all aspects of recruiting, training, and qualifying the built heritage sector workforce of the construction industry.
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The National Society of Master Thatchers was first established in 1967 as The National Society of Master Thatchers' Associations. Today it is a prime resource for members, their customers, conservation officers, the media and for all who care about thatch as part of our National heritage.
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For more than 50 years, the National Trust has been helping Americans protect the irreplaceable. A private nonprofit organization with more than 200,000 members, the National Trust is the leader of the vigorous preservation movement that is saving the best of the country's past for the future.
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The National Trust for Scotland is the conservation charity that protects and promotes Scotland's natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations to enjoy. With over 297,000 members it is the largest conservation charity in Scotland and it depends for its support on donations, legacies, grants and membership subscriptions.
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The North of England Civic Trust. Active since 1965 in conservation and regeneration across the North East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria, we are a building preservation trust rescuing heritage at risk, a civic trust championing public involvement in the processes that shape the built environment, and a consultancy providing independent advice and brokering solutions to sensitive development issues.
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The Penrhos Trust is a charity that has been established to rescue historic farm buildings that are in danger of becoming lost and revive them with ecological and organic food businesses. The Trust also runs seminars, meetings, special events and courses to help teach and promote the benefits of traditional farming and food production.
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Place Alliance: a cross-sector collaborative alliance for place quality
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Planning Portal is the UK Government's online planning and building regulations resource
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The Public Realm Information Advice Network (PRIAN) is a not for profit network of professionals from the fields of engineering, planning and urban design who are committed to enhancing the quality of the public realm and the urban experience in the UK.
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The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment is an educational charity which exists to improve the quality of people’s lives by teaching and practising timeless and ecological ways of planning, designing and building
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The Prince’s Regeneration Trust is a charity that works across the United Kingdom to help under-used or redundant historic buildings perform a new function, unlocking a regeneration of the wider community. The Trust acts as an enabler, facilitator, fundraiser, adviser, partner and advocate. They build partnerships with local communities, the public and private sectors, donors and developers to ensure that important buildings at risk of demolition or decay are preserved, regenerated and re-used.
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The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) is responsible for recording, interpreting and collecting information about the built environment. This information, which relates to buildings, sites, and ancient monuments of archaeological, architectural and historical interest (including maritime sites and underwater constructions) is then made freely available to the public.
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The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales is the national body of research and record for the historic environment of Wales. Established in 1908, it is a Welsh Assembly Government Sponsored Body. The Commission works closely with other heritage organisations in Wales and internationally to develop and promote understanding of the archaeological, built and maritime heritage.

Comisiwn Brenhinol Henebion Cymru yw’r corff cenedlaethol sy’n ymchwilio i amgylchedd hanesyddol Cymru ac yn ei gofnodi. Ym 1908 y sefydlwyd y Comisiwn, ac erbyn hyn mae’n Gorff a Noddir gan Lywodraeth y Cynulliad. Bydd y Comisiwn yn gweithio’n agos gyda sefydliadau treftadaeth eraill yng Nghymru ac yn rhyngwladol i ddatblygu a hyrwyddo dealltwriaeth o’r dreftadaeth archaeolegol, adeiledig ac arforol.
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The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, the RIAS, was founded in 1916 as the professional body for all chartered architects in Scotland and is the foremost architectural professional institute in the country dealing with architecture and the built environment.
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The Royal Institute of British Architects is the UK body for architecture and the architectural profession. We provide support for our 40,500 members worldwide in the form of training, technical services, publications and events, and set standards for the education of architects, both in the UK and overseas.
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The RICS is one of the largest professional associations in the world, with a membership of some 100,000 comprising 75,000 chartered surveyors and 5,000 technical surveyors as well as 20,000 students and probationers. Members are based in over 100 countries and operated in many others. In as many as 50 countries, the interests of chartered surveyors are represented through locally organised units that provide support to members and promote the qualification to government and business.
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The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) is a dynamic organisation leading the way in the creation of places that work now and in the future.
The RTPI understands that just as people develop places, places develop people. We are committed to the enhancement of our natural and human environment.