Where avoidance is not possible ICF members agreed to fully fund the preservation by record of all sites being removed by development works.
The ICF has appointed a Project Archaeologist to implement the Code and co-ordinate the industry response.
Part of the role of the Project Archaeologist is to prepare the specification for the consultant archaeologist at AIA stage and ensure that all preparatory archaeological work for the AIA is of the highest standard.
Where monitoring is selected the work must be done well in advance and because of the risk of uncovering archaeological material should never be left to the last minute.
Where archaeological material is uncovered the monitoring archaeologist should cordon it off and mark it on the ground.
The archaeologist should then prepare a report that accurately describes and locates the archaeological material. On the basis of this report one will be in the position to make an informed decision on whether to excavate the material or preserve it.