To manage field investigations cost-effectively we negotiate specific elements of the projects with local authorities, contractors and sub-contractors. This includes advising on appropriate alternative methods, budgets and timetabling of fieldwork and obtaining competitive costings. Based on such project agreements we provide a method statement, Written Scheme of Investigation (WSI), for submission to the planning authority.
During fieldwork we supervise the teams and attend monitoring visits by the local authority. We provide a client report and a report for the discharge of conditions or to satisfy legal consents, as required. We also arrange for archiving and the release of planning conditions as part of this service. The methods that we provide are:
- Preliminary site investigation monitoring
- Watching briefs
- Strip, map and sample
- Physical preservation in situ
- Archaeo-environmental analysis