In line with our successful EIA programme Portobello Institute will deliver a 1 day seminar on EIA Practice for Quarry Development Applications on 22nd August in the Clarion Hotel, Liffey Valley.

On the day there will be a host of industry experts delivering presentations on key topics such as Quarry Planning, Cultural Heritage Assessment, Ecologicial Impact Asessment and Managing Issues of Public Concern to name a few.

The Insitute are delighted to have Dr Charles Mount from the Irish Concrete Federation speaking on Cultural Heritage Assessment.

Dr Charles Mount is a Project Archaeologist and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) consultant with more than 20 years of archaeology, cultural heritage, EIA and project management.  He is the Project Archaeologist with the Irish Concrete Federation where he is responsible for implementing the Archaeological Code of Practice agreed with Government and assisting with the process of Substitute Consent and Remedial EIA required under Section 261A of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended.  He also provides archaeological and cultural heritage advice to a number of private companies and semi-state organisations.

Dr. Mount is a graduate of University College Dublin with an M.A and Ph.D in Archaeology as well as a Professional Diploma in EIA and SEA Management.  He also holds an M.B.A from the Open University.  He is a member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland and the Chartered Management Institute.

Dr. Mount has worked in a variety of archaeological, heritage and management roles within the university, state, semi-state and private sectors. He has worked as a university researcher, as field archaeologist wtih the Archaeological Survey of Ireland and Archaeological Officer with Heritage Council before joining The Irish Concrete Federation in 2003.  Dr.  Mount is a  licensed archaeologist and has directed and published excavations throughout Ireland.  Dr. Mount is also a qualified EIA assessor and has carried out Environmental Impact Assessments of the heritage impacts of a variety of development types including extractive developments, waste projects, agri-foods and energy developments.

Dr. Mount also has a continuing research interest in prehistory archaeology and has published research papers in Irish and International journals, conference proceedings and thematic volumes.