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CDM 2015 Revisions and Archaeology

The revised Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015) came into effect on the 6th April. The key changes have been well publicised, and the HSE has now provided FAME with clarity regarding their exemption for ‘pre-construction archaeological investigations’. The exemption means that archaeological investigation is not ‘construction work’ within the defined meaning, and is […]

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New Historic Environment Organisations in England

As has been well publicised in advance, today English Heritage de-merges’ to become two organisations. The statutory and regulatory protective part becomes Historic England led by Duncan Wilson. Meanwhile the historic property portfolio will be managed by the English Heritage Trust which retains the name English Heritage, led by Kate Mavor. There are two new […]

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English Heritage – Heritage Information Access Strategy, Business Process Mapping

English Heritage (now Historic England) have released a report on Business Process Mapping of Historic Environment Information as part of their wider study towards a heritage information access strategy. This report can be found in our library under England/English Heritage/HIAS 7066.   Malcolm Cooper CEO, Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers

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Celebrating Development-Led Archaeology

English Heritage is leading an initiative to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the introduction of  Planning Policy Guidance Note 16, Archaeology and Planning (now replaced by NPPF) which introduced a robust system for development-led archaeology in England. The intention is to hold an event (with an accompanying publication) later in 2015 to explore the achievements […]

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FAME Winter Newsletter

FAME has released its winter newsletter (FAME News 17). This includes news of the recent FAME Board decision to invite commercial archaeological organisations based in the Republic of Ireland to join our organisation. Updates are also provided on our activities and liaison with key sector organisations including English Heritage and the IfA. The newsletter can […]

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Which Archaeologist? FAME guidance on the Procurement of Archaeological Services

FAME has re-released its guidance on the procurement of archaeological services. The purpose of the document is to foster an intelligent approach to the purchase of archaeological services as part of the development process. The guidance is intended to establish parity with the approach that clients would employ to purchase other professional input for their […]

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Historic Environment Scotland Bill passed by Scottish Government

The Historic Environment Scotland Bill was passed by the Scottish Government yesterday evening. This will bring into being a new body called Historic Environment Scotland  which will be responsible for investigating, caring for and promoting Scotland’s historic environment and which will take over many of the functions currently undertaken by Historic Scotland and RCAHMS. For […]

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