Archaeology: adding value to development and construction

Part of Conservation in Common, a cross-disciplinary series of events for professionals working in the built heritage sector

Talk hosted by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists

Archaeology is a necessary and positive element of many construction projects, and the successful management of archaeology as part of construction is integral to sustainable development. Based around the newly revised Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) Archaeology and construction: good practice guidance, this CPD workshop will focus on the social, environmental and economic gains to be achieved when archaeology is integrated within construction projects. Using case studies to illustrate the benefits successful management of archaeology in construction can bring, the workshop be of interest to a wide range of built environment professionals who engage with archaeology as part of their work. The workshop will cover

  • the policy and good practice drivers for archaeology in construction
  • the benefits of early engagement and an integrated approach and the risks of not doing so
  • how archaeology can contribute to wider scheme objectives and targets
  • practical examples of what good looks like

About the speakers

Kate Geary is Head of Professional Development and Practice at the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA), where she is responsible for CIfA’s professional standards and professional development strategies. Prior to joining CIfA in 2005, she worked in a range of heritage management roles including planning and agri-environment advice, HER management and public engagement.

Ciara Brett has worked in the Strategic, Planning and Economic Development Directorate of Cork City Council as City Archaeologist since 2005. She has worked on a broad range of projects, as a licensed archaeologist, including excavations in the medieval city of Cork. Her particular interest is in urban archaeology and the role of planning and archaeology. Edited publications include Cork City’s Burial Places and Archaeological Excavations at the South Main Street, Cork 2003-2005. She served on the Board of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (IAI) as Membership Secretary from 2012-2015. She is currently Vice-President of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society. 

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This talk is one of four lunchtime talks which form part of the Conservation in Common Series. The other talks are as follows (click title to view more info).

9th December 2021 – Informed Conservation: understanding significance to mange change in the historic environment
10th March 2022 – Saving the 21st Century
7th April 2022 – Sustainability and the SPAB approach

A bundle ticket for all 4 lunchtime talks can be purchased for £40 + VAT (you must be a member of a partner organisation to obtain this discounted rate)
Individual tickets £15+VAT
Non-members £25+VAT

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