Rubicon Webinar Episode 5 – Archaeology and Construction Contracts

Rubicon Webinar Episode 5 – Archaeology and Construction Contracts

This is the fifth talk in our new webinar series. If you are interested in the previous talks you can find them here:

Episode 1 – Definition and Significance and Legal Framework— http://blog.rubiconheritage.com/2020/05/12/rubicon-webinar-series-launch/

Episode 2 – Archaeology in the Planning Process— http://blog.rubiconheritage.com/2020/05/20/rubicon-webinar-episode-2-archaeology-and-the-planning-process/

Episode 3 – Archaeological Methods and Practice— http://blog.rubiconheritage.com/2020/05/27/rubicon-webinar-episode-3-archaeological-methods-and-practice/

Episode 4 – Risk Management in Construction Projects— http://blog.rubiconheritage.com/2020/06/03/rubicon-webinar-episode-4-risk-management-in-construction-projects/

This talk focuses on construction contracts; how requirements for archaeological services are included within construction contracts and the kind of contract structure used in the commissioning of standalone archaeological works. If you want to find out more about some of the topics covered then the following resources might be useful:

Best Practice Standard: Archaeological Services in Fixed Price Contracts (IAI): http://www.iai.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/IAI-Best-Practice-Standard-Procedures-in-Fixed-Price-Contracts-20121.pdf

Technical Advice Sheet: Procurers of archaeological services using fixed price contracts: http://www.iai.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/IAI-Advice-procurers-using-fixed-price-contracts-20121.pdf

Codes of Practice agreed with National Monuments Service: https://www.archaeology.ie/codes-of-practice

Construction Procurement Reform (Dept of Public Expenditure and Reform): https://constructionprocurement.gov.ie/

COE-2 Conditions of Engagement — Archaeological Services: https://constructionprocurement.gov.ie/pillar-2-standard-conditions-of-engagement-coe/

Archaeology & Development: Guidelines for good practice for developers (ICOMOS/The Heritage Council): https://www.heritagecouncil.ie/content/files/archaeology_development_guidelines_good_practices_for_developers_2000_1mb.pdf

The International Comparative Legal Guide to Construction & Engineering Law 2018: Chapter 14 Ireland (Matheson): https://www.matheson.com/images/uploads/documents/CON18_Chapter_14_-_Ireland.pdf

Ireland Construction and Engineering Law 2019: https://iclg.com/practice-areas/construction-and-engineering-law-laws-and-regulations/ireland

Framework and Principles for the Protection of Archaeological Heritage: https://www.archaeology.ie/sites/default/files/media/publications/framework-and-principles-for-protection-of-archaeological-heritage.pdf

Policy and Guidelines on Archaeological Excavation: https://www.archaeology.ie/sites/default/files/media/publications/excavation-policy-and-guidelines.pdf

National Monuments Service Website: https://www.archaeology.ie/

Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland Codes of Conduct: https://www.iai.ie/codes-of-conduct/

Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland Guidelines and Technical Reports: https://www.iai.ie/guidelines-technical-reports/

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists Regulations, Standards and Guidelines: https://www.archaeologists.net/codes/cifa