IHBC Annual School - Swansea 2023
Climate Change and the Historic Environment
Resilience and Performance
21-24 June 2023


Friday 23nd June 2023


Venue IQ 001/002, University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD), IQ Campus, Waterfront, Swansea, SA1 8EW

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University of Wales


09:00 - 16:30 IQ 001/002, University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD), IQ Campus, Waterfront, Swansea, SA1 8EW
09:00 - 09:30 Registration Registration for in person Day School delegates.
(Full School delegates already registered do not need to re-register)
09:15 - 09:30 Broadcast opens to Virtual Delegates
Morning session chaired by Trefor Thorpe, IHBC Past President
09:30 - 09:50 Welcome and Introduction to all Delegates David McDonald, IHBC Chair & Barry Liles: UWTSD Pro Vice Chancellor
09:50 - 10:20 Climate Change Reality Check: Challenges and Opportunities - a personal view

Climate Change Reality Check; Rising to the Challenge
John Preston: STBA Heritage Chair

Crispin Edwards: IHBC Green Panel Co-ordinator
10:20 - 10:45 The impacts of climate change on historic buildings Professor Carolyn Hayles: Cardiff Metropolitan University
10:45 - 11:15 Complying with standards – benefits and dangers! Professor John Edwards: IHBC Technical Panel Chair
11:15 - 11:40 BREAK
11:40 - 12:00 Minister Dawn Bowden MS: Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport and Tourism / Y Dirprwy Weinidog y Celfyddydau, Chwaraeon, a Thwristiaeth
12:00 - 12:30 Putting Sustainability and Improved Energy Performance into Practice Adam Hitchings: Architectural Heritage Fund, Wales Development Manager
12:30 - 13:00 Utilizing vacant buildings - When negotiation fails. Andrew Lavender, Empty Property Management Consultant, Department for Housing and Regeneration, Welsh Government
13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH
Afternoon session and panel discussion chaired by Professor John Edwards
14:00 - 15:00 ‘How can climate change mitigation & heritage conservation be compatible?’ Chaired by Professor John Edwards followed by panel discussion
Decarbonising Render: Historic Contemporary Harry Cursham: MD, Vivus Solutions
Understanding significance as a foundation for retrofit Judith Alfrey: Cadw, Head of Conservation and Regeneration
Role of education and training Jill Fairweather: Cadw, Historic Environment Skills Manager
Building services and technologies Nikki McVeigh: National Trust, Senior National Consultant - Heritage & Climate
Protected Buildings and the climate emergency Jo Saady: Director, Ecotecture Ecological Design
'Dealing with conflicting priorities - social housing and historic buildings' Elfed Roberts: Head of Sustainability & Innovation for Pobl
15:00 - 15:30 BREAK
15:30 - 16:00 Panel discussion continues

*The programme is subject to change


Vivian Hall, Dylan Thomas Centre

19:30-24:00 Annual Dinner at Vivian Hall, Dylan Thomas Centre, Somerset Place, Swansea SA1 1RR

19:30   Arrive at Vivian Hall
19:45   Dinner
21:45   After dinner programme includes presentation of the Gus Astley Student Awards & IHBC Marsh Awards
24:00   Evening end

Dinner is included in the Full School Bookings ONLY



Photo by Mathew Browne on Unsplash


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