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Protecting the past

The unique challenges of historic buildings make the new generation of building management systems ideally suited for retrofit projects, says Gavin Holvey of Priva UK Building management systems (BMS) are helping to maintain historic buildings with the same control-based technologies ...

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RICS warns historic buildings could be at risk from skills crisis

Historic buildings are at risk, due to a restoration skills crisis that threatens the future of some of Britain’s best-known national treasures, warns the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) following a recent survey it commissioned with YouGov. The survey ...

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Bilfinger Europa wins a piece of Welsh history

Bilfinger Europa has won a six figure, two-year contract to provide facility services on behalf of Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service.  Under the terms of the deal, Bilfinger Europa will provide cleaning, grounds maintenance and mechanical and electrical ...

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End of an era for London’s historic blue plaques?

English Heritage has announced radical cut-backs to its historic Blue Plaque programme following cuts to its funding revenues. A 34% funding cut in its 2010 spending settlement, promoted the non departmental public body’s commissioners to look at alternative ways to ...

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Researchers help find way to protect historic limestone buildings

Buildings and statues constructed of limestone can be protected from pollution by applying a thin, single layer of a water-resistant coating. That’s the word from a University of Iowa researcher and her colleagues from Cardiff University in a paper published ...

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