The Voice of Commercial Archaeology

2016 Archive

FAME responds to parliamentary inquiry into Brexit impact on skills

Together with CIfA, FAME have responded to a consultation request from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment. The focus was future skills needs in the construction industry and the built environment professions and our focus was to draw attention to the shortage of skills in UK archaeology and the importance of […]

FAME members win prestigious engineering awards

FAME members, Museum of London Archaeology Service, Oxford Archaeology and Pre-Construct Archaeology are part of the Thameslink Borough Viaduct team that have won one of this years prestigious CEEQUAL Outstanding Achievement Awards for environmental and social performance in civil engineering, infrastructure, landscaping, and public realm projects. The CEEQUAL Awards returned for a special evening at the […]

Archaeological Market Survey Report 2015/2016

The latest Archaeological Market Survey report, prostate produced by Landward Research on behalf of Historic England, FAME and CIfA is now available. Providing a unique analysis of the archaeological sector as part of the overall UK economy, drugs the report is based on survey responses from FAME members and CIfA Registered Organisations. Key Findings • […]

New FAME Business Support Service

FAME members can now access a suite of new business support services using their member login. Members can obtain up to date guidance, ampoule advice and template documents on a range of employment, health and safety, legal and business topics. Specific queries can be dealt with through a telephone helpline. If members have questions about their responsibilities […]

FAME respond to consultation on planning conditions

FAME have jointly responded, with the CIfA and the CBA,  to the governments consultation on planning conditions announced as part of the Neighbourhood Planning Bill. We have made clear that planning conditions play a crucial role in UK heritage protection and while we take note of numerous government statements that archaeology is not a target of the […]

Impact of BREXIT on commercial archaeological services

FAME recently carried out a rapid survey of members on the impacts of BREXIT on their organisation, and their predictions for the future. The survey can be read in full by members here. The main findings were as follows: Most businesses were experiencing steady or increasing workloads through 2016 despite Brexit There was much more uncertainty for […]

CSCS cards for archaeologists -a joint statement from CIfA and FAME

CSCS is the leading skills certification scheme within the UK construction industry. CSCS cards provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out. The current system whereby most archaeologists gain CSCS accreditation will change in September 2017 when the current Construction Related Occupation (CRO) […]

CSCS Cards -a quick update

The current system whereby most archaeologists gain CSCS accreditation will change in September 2017 when the current Construction Related Occupation card is removed. CSCS are doing this, cheap on behalf of the wider construction industry, in order to tighten up accreditation across all professional and technical occupations. In particular it is now clear that the […]

FAME position statement on archaeological archives

FAME undertook an extensive survey in 2012 of the problem for long-term storage of archives, and found there were 9000 homeless archives that had not been accepted by a museum or other repository (the report is available here). Since 2012 the problem has become worse, resulting in the potential value of archaeological archives being denied […]

FAME Forum 2016: final programme and booking details

Final details of this year’s FAME Forum in York are now available to download here, together with a booking form here. Alternatively, tickets can be booked directly through Eventbrite. The Forum is open to everyone, allergy members and non members. Members have up to two tickets free (with additional tickets at £40). Non members can […]

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