A survey team from Rubicon Heritage Services recently completed an historic building survey of a fascinating building on the banks of Loch Tay in Scotland. The survey consisted of measured drawings of the external elevations together with rectified photography.
In recent months the number of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects (or solar farms) being put forward for development in Ireland has increased significantly. Assessing the impacts on archaeology has proven to be a significant element of the associated planning process. With no clear instruction from the National Monument Service to the local planning authorities or archaeological consultants on how to approach these sites, developers have been fielding varied requests for further information and planning conditions.
Our Managing Director, Colm Moloney, has taken on the role of Chairman of the Irish Business Network Scotland (IBNS) which will be launched tonight in Edinburgh Castle. The IBNS has three primary objectives:
As part of our continuing commitment to the Continued Professional Development of our teams across the UK and Ireland, Rubicon are pleased to announce that we are rolling out the Archaeological Skills Passport for all our staff. Developed by David Connolly of BAJR, the passport is intended to assist towards professional accreditation, help to identify career gaps, and serve as a means of logging CPD.
Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd are delighted to announce their appointment by Sisk Steconfer Joint Venture Utilities Limited as the archaeological contractors for the Infrastructure Works contract of the Luas Cross City Scheme.
Hot of the press at Four Courts is the new Space and Settlement in Medieval Ireland, edited by Dr. Vicky McAlister of Southeast Missouri State University and Dr. Terry Barry, Professor of Medieval History at Trinity College, Dublin.
This week’s photo was taken on a monitoring job in South Co. Tipperary, where one of our archaeologists took a moment to enjoy the view during the glorious weather that we have been enjoying over recent days. This archaeology lark certainly has it’s moments!
This week’s photo of the week is hot of the press, having been taken just this afternoon on site in Co. Waterford.
As part of our ongoing staff and company training programme and to keep abreast of best practice in the industry, one of Rubicon’s Scottish staff attended an OASIS (Online AccesS to the Index of archaeological investigationS) redevelopment workshop held at RCAHMS (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland) recently.
A number of Rubicon staff attended the Nationals Road Authority’s Heritage Week Archaeology Seminar in Dublin’s Woodquay Venue last week. This year was a particularly notable, as a number of academic experts in different periods were asked to assess the contribution of Irish road scheme archaeology to their respective fields. It was quite clear that the hundreds of NRA excavations carried out over recent years has exponentially increased our understanding of the Irish past. Dozens of the sites that have contributed towards this new Irish archaeological landscape were excavated by Rubicon.
In our latest blog, Rubicon’s Jonathan Millar describes the techniques we used on a recent project to record a Georgian building in Inverness. Rubicon were in the Highland capital to carry out work for Stuart Farrell on behalf of William Gray Construction Ltd.
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