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  Recover your password
Posted by: BAJR - 31st March 2017, 10:40 AM - Forum: The Site Hut - Replies (5)

Die to failing numbers and security issues, I dropped the old forum...  however, there was so much knowledge contained in these 15 years of rumination, that I was loathe to lose it.   so I dropped it into a basic forum system... 

You may experience difficulty in signing in...  but you can reset your password.  
If you have trouble...  get in touch  ( info@bajr.org )  and  I will help

cheers my anon BAJRite dears

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  International Heritage Visualisation course
Posted by: BAJR - 31st March 2017, 10:29 AM - Forum: The Site Hut - No Replies

Just updated the BAJR Uni and College courses section .  and added the Glasgow School of Art - International Heritage Visualisation course.   pretty damn cutting edge ...  if not bleeding...  

The MSc course equips individuals with the knowledge and skill sets required to create digital records and visualisations of heritage sites and objects of local, national and international significance.   

Worth a thought!  ( this is one of the growth areas for the future) 


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  CSCS card help
Posted by: Oasis - 21st March 2017, 03:53 PM - Forum: The Site Hut - Replies (3)

Afternoon all!

I need a CSCS card for a job but I'm not sure how to go about it. I've not yet graduated and I'm not a member of CIfA. Can I still get the CRO card now then upgrade when I graduate?

Many thanks

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Posted by: P Prentice - 20th January 2017, 01:42 PM - Forum: The Site Hut - Replies (10)

congrats to bakewell for breaking through the £20k mud ceiling.

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  What are EHs recommendations on the installation of new trench arch drain
Posted by: Marc Berger - 10th December 2016, 12:04 PM - Forum: The Site Hut - Replies (1)


It says

Quote:A forward to the report summarises current Historic England recommendations on the installation of new trench arch drainage systems.

The summery says

Quote:The conclusions of the study are that the impact of trench arch systems on buried archaeological remains seems to be currently under appreciated. Usage patterns of these systems requires greater consideration and greater attention needs to be given to the siting of these systems. Current understanding of impacts needs developing through laboratory tests and monitoring. The production of best practice guidance is recommended.

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Posted by: Marc Berger - 4th December 2016, 02:10 PM - Forum: The Site Hut - Replies (8)

hosty I think that you have a myfilestore redirect on your system

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  What would eh know about buying land for development?
Posted by: Marc Berger - 11th November 2016, 01:17 PM - Forum: The Site Hut - Replies (11)


Quote:In some urban locations, particularly towns and smaller cities, development economics have
in the past encouraged developers to propose schemes which retain the archaeological sites
beneath them from the outset. This is because the potential cost of excavation and post-excavation
of large quantities of archaeological material may be greater than the funds available.

Whilst such a ‘lowest cost’ option might initially seem to be attractive, it is essential that the
significance of archaeological deposits and their state of preservation are fully understood,
and harm adequately assessed. This provides sufficient information for decision-taking, and
helps to minimise the risk of unexpected impacts and costs later in the process.

Apart from eh pretending that this is "publication", why dont they just produce it as webpages, my beef with eh's attempts to claim authority over field archaeology is that the clients that I would prefer are ones that come to me before the land is purchased, compulsorily or other wise, mostly because costs could be presented to both the vendor and all potential buyers that should be reflected and defined in the purchase price. Eh popping up with advice after some poor mug has bought a pup is not only plain stupid I think that eh is in collusion with the vendors to maximise their profits from the sale of the land and compensation in cases of compulsory purchase and leaves the archaeological assets as liabilities to the development.

The vendors are the original owners of the archaeology, they should pay a fair contribution from their profits of its sale for it. At a practical level archaeological assessment should be part of the property searches and a matter of conveyance if not indemnity insurance. Buyers should insert claw backs for the archaeology from the sellers.

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  Elfs and safety and tings
Posted by: troll - 2nd November 2016, 12:25 AM - Forum: The Site Hut - Replies (13)

Have we arrived, at the point at which our beloved industry has finally caught up with others on Health and Safety? Are we consistently mobilised armed with yet another generic Risk Assessment? Or no Assessment at all? Are Risk Assessments comprehensive and be honest-do you read them? Am genuinely interested to see if we have finally evolved as a workforce.....not a name and shame thread so please-behave but equally, let`s have some honesty on this......:-)

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  Ready for the new CSCS?
Posted by: BAJR - 16th October 2016, 03:13 PM - Forum: The Site Hut - Replies (10)

Well are you ready for the replacement CSCS cards?


In a nutshell

[h=4]The Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers have released a joint statement on recent work towards establishing appropriate mechanisms for archaeologists to achieve accreditation under the Construction Skills Certification Scheme after September 2017, when the current scheme is to be withdrawn.

The following CSCS cards will be available for archaeologists

  • Apprentices’ card – available to archaeologists on a recognised apprenticeship scheme provided it contains a basic health and safety element. Card valid for five years. No health and safety test required.
  • Trainee card – available to students or trainees registered on a recognised training course. For an employers’ training scheme to be recognised by CSCS, it will need to be endorsed by CIfA, as the standards setting body for archaeology. CIfA will design a framework around National Occupational Standards, for all employers to use. Card valid for five years. Requires the basic (operative level) health and safety test.
  • Academically Qualified Person (AQP) card – available to archaeologists with an ‘archaeology and heritage degree’. There is currently a lack of clarity from the scheme regarding what qualifies; to be resolved by CIfA, FAME and CSCS agreeing a list of courses. For reasons of pragmatism, these will be very broadly defined initially in order to ease the transition following the withdrawal of the CRO card. Requires the Manager level health and safety test. Valid for five years.
    Note: CSCS is proposing changes to the AQP route in future to ensure that candidates are able to demonstrate appropriate competence. CIfA and FAME understand that these changes will not be introduced for at least 6 months following the withdrawal of the CRO card.

  • Professionally Qualified Person (PQP) card – Will be available at three levels, equating to Operative, Supervisor and Manager (= PCIfA, ACIfA, MCIfA) – and with the three corresponding health and safety tests (card to be clearly marked to indicate which level test had been taken). Approval has been gained for the PCIfA level card (agreed by FAME and CIfA as the priority). Mapping for ACIfA and MCIfA will be undertaken late 16/early 17. CIfA membership at appropriate level will need to be maintained in order for cards to be renewed. Card valid for five years.
The* Site Visitor card *will still be available for those who visit sites in a monitoring role (i.e. those not working directly on site). This card can be used by senior/project manages, by consultants, and local authority curatorial staff.
NOTE: The CSCS website is currently being updated to reflect the new option for the Practitioner level PQP card. As further changes are made through 2016/17 the site will continue to be updated.

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  Is this the end
Posted by: Sith - 8th August 2016, 11:00 AM - Forum: The Site Hut - Replies (18)

I have to admit to being guilty of not looking in for some time, but is seems as if things have fizzled out here. Has Facebook replaced the site hut?

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