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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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 […]
We’re delighted to announce that Peter Hinton has agreed to speak at this year’s FAME Forum on design and value. Peter will of course be well known to our members as Chief Executive of the Institute for Archaeologists, and he will speak on the implications of the IfA Royal Charter for both its members and their […]
We’re delighted to announce that John Orrell has agreed to speak at this year’s FAME Forum on design and value. John is Director of the DLA Design Group, a RIBA Design Award Assessor and a member of the review group which published the new RIBA Plan of Work in 2013. Other speakers include John Eynon, of […]
We’re delighted to announce that Jay Carver has agreed to speak at this year’s FAME Forum. Jay is Project Archaeologist for Crossrail, Director of 4AD Consultants and a CEEQUAL Assessor, and will talk on archaeological procurement and project design for infrastructure works like highways and rail projects. This year’s forum, on design and value, will […]
FAME has responded to the government’s review of the future of local government archaeology services, expressing its concern at the growing pressure on their resources, and the implications of this for archaeological practitioners and their clients, skills, the historic environment and the general public. It has suggested a model of properly-regulated and resourced HER/advisory teams, working […]
We’re delighted to announce that Steve Trow has agreed to speak at this year’s FAME Forum. Steve is Heritage Protection Director at English Heritage, and will provide an update on the English Heritage New Model, and progress towards establishing Historic England. This year’s forum, on design and value, will take place on Friday, 27 June […]
FAME has responded to the English Heritage New Model consultation. Though we have no objection in principle to the proposed new model, we have expressed our concerns about its financial viability, and stressed the need for greater engagement with development-led archaeology and closer integration between national and local archaeological services.
The ATF Training Award recognises and promotes best practice in training or professional development in archaeology. The award aims to recognise excellence in the fields of learning, training and professional development and is open to archaeological organisations, individuals, partnerships and collaborative projects throughout the United Kingdom, whether paid or voluntary. This year, ATF will be […]
Archaeology is steadily becoming a more female profession. In 2012-13, 46% of archaeologists in the UK were women; fifteen years before, only 35% were. The majority of archaeologists aged under 40 are now women, most students studying archaeology are female and it is expected that in the next ten years women will make up the […]