Companies that engage in construction projects but that lack knowledge of past activities and events in the locations of their projects have the potential to inadvertently disturb important archaeological and historical sites. As a result, they have the potential to damage resources important at the local, state, regional and national levels, not to mention to run into compliance and legal complications, including possible lawsuits. Hiring a qualified firm execute a due diligence study can avoid these issues. If a site of archaeological or historical significance is discovered, the firm helps the developer to avoid or minimize adverse effects to those properties, and if necessary, to save the important information and understand its past before it is lost, at the same time contributing to the corpus of historical and scientific knowledge.
R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc., provides solutions for work in critical areas so that the project's proponent can comply with government regulations and avoid legal entanglements before construction takes place. No project in which the firm was involved has ever been aborted due to archaeological resource considerations.