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New Members for FAME

We a very pleased to announce that FAME has been strengthened by two new members. We would like to welcome the University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS), whose most recent projects have included the recent very high profile project (undertaken in collaboration with the Richard III Society and Leicester City Council) to locate the grave […]

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FAME News 16: Summer 2014

The volume of work undertaken by the Board continues to rise, and our biggest challenge at present is finding time to devote to the success of FAME on a voluntary basis. We have started to tackle this by allocating specific responsibilities to each Board Member, with the expectation that delegation and co-opting staff from our […]

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Pay and archaeology: a joint statement by IfA, FAME and Prospect

The Institute for Archaeologists (IfA), Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (FAME) and Prospect have been working together as part of a wider remuneration working group convened by IfA to consider how best to facilitate an industry approach to improving pay and conditions. Following on from presentations made by all three organisations at an Open […]

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2014 FAME Forum Presentations

The RIBA Plan of Work 2013: an overview John Orrell, Director of the DLA Design Group and member of the RIBA Core Review Group for the Plan of Work 2013 What are the key benefits? Fit for purpose for the construction industry in the 21st century to help deliver capital and operational efficiencies, carbon reductions and […]

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New CEO for FAME

FAME CEO Adrian Tindall is stepping down after nearly five years in the role. He will be succeeded by Malcolm Cooper, formerly Regional Director with English Heritage and Chief Inspector with Historic Scotland. Adrian said of his role at FAME “It’s been a hugely rewarding time, during which I feel FAME has moved forward significantly […]

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FAME Response to CDM 2015

FAME has responded to the HSE consultation on the review of the CDM Regulations. There was a deep division of opinion among members about the proposal to exempt ‘pre-construction archaeological investigations’ from the revised regulations. Those in favour argued that CDM should not be triggered unnecessarily by pre-construction investigative work, and that exemption would provide […]

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FAME Forum 2014: Remodelling the Market

This year’s FAME Forum will focus on design and value in development-led archaeology. Development-led archaeology is a relatively young profession. During its formative years it has competed immaturely, driving prices down and undermining its perceived value to its clients. The current market is largely a product of our own making, in which all parts of […]

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CDM 2014 to exclude pre-construction archaeology?

A new consultation by HSE proposes that pre-construction archaeological work will be excluded from the new CDM Regulations. The 10-week consultation on proposals to replace the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, launched yesterday, states that “the definition of construction work is substantially unchanged from CDM 2007, except for clarification that it does not include pre-construction archaeological […]

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FAME News 15: Spring 2014

As we develop FAME’s agenda and influence, the capacity of our CEO and elected Board members is becoming increasingly stretched, and so responsibilities have been divided up between different members of the Board. The list of consultations to which we’ve been asked to respond has been impressive – including HSE’s proposed revision of the CDM […]

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