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Archaeology and construction: good practice guidance

Join us at the launch of CIRIA's updated publication 'Archaeology and construction: good practice guidance (C799)' which reflects the latest developments in practice, legislation and planning policy in the UK.

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Archaeology is part of construction. The new CIRIA guidance Archaeology and Construction: good practice guidance (C799) is a comprehensive update on managing an integrated archaeology and construction process to deliver significant commercial and public value.

The guide outlines the relevant UK law and policy context. It shows how the planning system expects archaeology to create public benefits – not only in the form of new knowledge about the past but also by provide a wide portfolio of social, economic and environmental gains.  Practical advice and information are set out for each stage of construction, from feasibility and due diligence through to post-construction use. By addressing the interfaces between the archaeological and construction management plans, the guide demonstrates how archaeology is used to contribute directly to programme and cost efficiencies and create a unified safety, health and environment culture, as well as meeting wider performance targets, social value and sustainability goals.

Archaeology and Construction is supported throughout by good practice case studies. The accessible format reinforces key messages, and offers detailed checklists to help with practical implementation. The guide is applicable to all scales of projects on land and in the fluvial and intertidal zones.

Hear first-hand from the authors of CIRIA’s new publication Archaeology and construction: good practice guidance (C799), which is an update of C672, to discover how the successful management of archaeology as part of construction is integral to sustainable development.

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Why Attend
Learn about advancements in the role of archaeology in construction
Gain insight into the interfaces between the archaeology and construction processes
through the development life cycle
Discover how archaeology in construction processes can be managed to deliver commercial as well as public value
Learn how to integrate archaeology into construction projects as an enabler to
benefit programme, cost, safety and performance targets
Benefit from case studies illustrating good practice and lessons learnt
Earn valuable CPD

Who should attend
Contractors, project managers, project design specialists and quantity surveyors
who want to manage risk effectively to deliver positive outcomes
Consultants who want to optimise value for money
Clients, developers and those responsible for initiating or promoting construction and
development schemes
Professional teams dealing with sites of known or potential
archaeological interest
Specialists early in their career or those requiring a refresher of how their work fits
into the planning and development process.

Wednesday 20 October 2021
11:00 – 12:30

11:00 Welcome and introduction
Ed Wilson, Operational Unit Manager Specialist Services,
National Environmental Assessment and Sustainability, Environment Agency

11:05 Advances in archaeology management and an overview of the guide
Taryn Nixon, Principal, Taryn Nixon Heritage Works

11:20 Case study: Infrastructure and planning for the unexpected
Ed Wilson, Operational Unit Manager Specialist Services,
National Environmental Assessment and Sustainability, Environment Agency

11:30 Case study: The tier one contractor's perspective
Caroline Raynor, Head of Industry Innovation, Costain Group

11:40 Case study: Archaeology at the heart of sustainable development
Christina Holloway, Project Manager (Planning Services) and Sophie Jackson,
Director of Developer Services, MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology)

11:50 Case study: The value of the archaeological archives created by development
Dr Katie Green, Collections Development Manager, Archaeology Data Service

12:00 Summary and key to good practice
Peter Hinton, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute for Archaeologists

12:10 Interactive discussion and Q&A

12:30 Closing remarks

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Non-members £35 + VAT

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