Archive | March, 2016

Selling the benefits of archaeology: integrating with geotechnical works

We routinely piggy back aspects of early stage geoarchaeological survey on geotechnical test-pitting and coring, saving money and time in the process. However, it’s also possible to see archaeological investigation as a great opportunity to give the geotechnical team enhanced access to the site, with better opportunities for more cost effective and accurate sampling. Not […]

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FAME Forum 2016, 24th June, York: Challenges in UK Archaeological Capacity –Opportunities for Growth

This years FAME Forum will once again be held in York, supported by the York Archaeological Trust,  at the historic Merchant Adventurers Hall in Fossgate. This year’s theme addresses one of the key challenges facing our sector; how to respond to the pressures of a growing market, both at an Industry and organizational level. How […]

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Revealed: HS2 Tier 1 suppliers appoint design partners

The Architects Journal reports that FAME member Aecom has become the latest engineering heavyweight to sign up to the design partner role on one of the joint ventures bidding for HS2 civils work. The firm has been chosen as partner for Morgan Sindall, Bam Nuttall and Ferrovial’s Fusion JV, as Construction News reveals a number of […]

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Archaeological Apprenticeships

Last year a group of employers and organisations,  including FAME members, was successful in securing Trailblazer status under a Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) scheme to establish apprenticeships in Historic Environment Practice. The proposal is to establish an overarching qualification – “Historic Environment Practitioner” -which will provide the basis for a number of […]

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