Winner of Association for Industrial Archaeology (AIA) Archaeological Report (Funded Projects), 2014 and 2018
Ric Tyler is a buildings archaeologist, draughtsman and technical illustrator with 30 years of practical experience in the field of professional archaeology, specialising in the recording, analysis, interpretation and assessment of historic buildings.
As a freelance consultant, Ric regularly provides specialist input for a range of major clients including the National Trust as well as a number of multi-disciplinary conservation and heritage consultancies, commercial developers, architectural practices and numerous private clients. Ric offers a full range of built-heritage related services at a competitive rate, tailored to the needs of your individual project.
During 2017-18, recording work has focused on later-20th century electricity generation with large-scale projects completed at a number of 1960s coal-fired power stations (viz. Cottam, Ironbridge ‘B’, Rugeley ‘B’ and West Burton ‘A’). The report on Ironbridge Power Station received the Association for Industrial Archaeology (AIA) ‘Archaeological Report Award (Funded Projects)’ for 2018, and is considered an ‘exemplar’ for recording and reporting in respect of a category of industrial asset recently identified by Historic England as being ‘highly threatened and increasingly rare’.
Ric is a full Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA) and holds a post-graduate certificate (PGCert.) in architectural history (Grade I; Distinction) from the University of Oxford. A full CV is available on request.
All work is undertaken in accordance with established industry standards, the Code of Conduct of the CIfA and with government guidance as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).