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 technologies and practice, changes in legislation and planning advice.

Archaeological finds on a construction site – whether expected or unexpected – can lead to delays to project programmes and extra costs. However, when managed effectively, examples of the historic environment can present opportunities to add value to development projects.

The opportunity to maximise the economic, social and environmental benefits and lasting legacy potential provided by the historic environment can be realised from early identification and integration into project design through to incorporation into the built asset.

These benefits can range from creating community / amenity spaces to providing educational resources as well as the potential to generate income (eg increased tourism) and contributing to creation of a lasting legacy through the preservation of examples of the UK’s rich historical and cultural heritage.

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 archaeology • Discover how construction and archaeological processes can be managed to deliver commercial, sustainable products and outcomes of public value • Learn how to identify and integrate historic environment into projects • Gain practical advice applicable to construction projects of all scales through the development life cycle • Benefit from case studies illustrating good practice and lessons learnt • Earn valuable CPD
Who should attend • Clients and developers • Consultants • Contractors who want to understand drivers and requirements in order to manage risks effectively • Professional teams dealing with development and construction 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.
Programme 10:30 Welcome and introduction Joanne Kwan, Project Manager, CIRIA 10:40 Client perspective: Earthworks monitoring with fibre optics Ed Wilson, Operational Unit Manager Specialist Services, National Environmental Assessment and Sustainability, Environment Agency 11:05 Advances in archaeology and overview of the guide Taryn Nixon, Chief Executive, Taryn Nixon Heritage Works A suite of case studies illustrating good practice, lessons learnt and the positive impacts that archaeology can have 11:20 Infrastructure and planning for the unexpected Ed Wilson, Operational Unit Manager Specialist Services, National Environmental Assessment and Sustainability, Environment Agency 11:30 The Tier One Contractor's perspective Caroline Raynor, Principal Archaeologist and Project Director, Costain Group
11:40 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 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 Fees CIRIA members Free Non-members £35 + VAT Booking Please sign in or create an account to register online for this event. If you are experiencing issues registering online, please complete and return the booking form to James Nguyen. Alternatively please contact us on 020 7549 3300 or email
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20/10/2021 - 20/10/2021

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