Cultural Resource
Management & Consulting Services

Supporting Progress by Protecting the Past

With the largest private-sector cultural resource management division in the south-central United States, CMEC helps agencies, cities, counties, and other public and private entities fulfill regulatory responsibilities related to protecting archaeological and historic sites and their accompanying heritage. Embracing an interdisciplinary approach, our teams deliver expertise in architectural history, prehistoric and historic archeology, geomorphology, tribal coordination, and all other cultural resources support services. We assist through the full cycle of project development, from early coordination through survey, testing, and project completion.

CMEC HISTORIC PRESERVATION

CMEC’s Historic Preservation team is comprised of architectural historians, historians, an architect, GIS and database specialists, and experts in regulatory compliance, oral history, archival research, public engagement, and documentation.

CMEC ARCHEOLOGY SERVICES

The CMEC Archeology Division includes over a dozen full-time archeologists with a combined hundreds of years of professional experience working under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) as well as state and international antiquities codes.

All CMEC cultural resources personnel exceed the Secretary of the Interior’s Qualifications Standards for archeology, architectural history, and historic architecture, as applicable.

CMEC Historic Preservation

CMEC’s Historic Preservation Program provides a full range of cultural resource management services across multiple client sectors. We have the expertise and depth of staff necessary to complete many project types, ranging from transportation projects requiring knowledge of complex regulatory laws and procedural experience, citywide historic resource surveys demanding efficient and accurate data collection, and well-researched and comprehensive National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) evaluations and nominations.

Our geographically diverse team provides cultural resource services in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, the greater southwest, and the Washington D.C. metropolitan region.

  • Archival research
    • Local, regional, and digitized repositories
    • Library of Congress
    • National Archives
  • Cultural landscape studies
  • Environmental compliance documentation
    • Antiquities Code of Texas
    • FCC 620/621 forms
    • Sections 106 and 110
    • Section 4(f)
  • Historic context statements
  • Historic resources evaluations
  • GIS analysis and mapping
  • HABS/HAER/HALS documentation
  • Historic resources surveys
  • Historic resources database development
  • Historic structure reports
  • Historic tax credits
  • Local, state, and national historic resource nominations
  • Mitigation products (events, brochures, exhibits, plans, etc.)
  • On-call historic preservation consulting
  • Preservation ordinances
  • Preservation plans
  • Public engagement
  • Programmatic Agreements, Memoranda of Agreement, and Memoranda of Understanding
  • Secretary of the Interior’s Standards compliance

CMEC Archeology Services

CMEC’s archeological staff members have managed survey, testing, and data recovery projects across the United States and in various international locations.

In early 2020, CMEC acquired Prewitt and Associates, Inc. (PAI), one of the oldest and most prestigious cultural resources firms in Texas, bringing their entire cultural resources staff roster and more than 40 years of firm experience in Central Texas to augment CMEC’s already outstanding capabilities. CMEC now maintains one of the largest private-sector archeology and history research divisions in the south-central United States. CMEC has over 300 active clients and CMEC/PAI has conducted more than 2,500 cultural resources projects, the majority located in Texas and the majority focused on regulatory clearance for public infrastructure projects.

  • Cultural resource management and planning
  • Archeological Section 106 Compliance
  • Regulatory coordination, site assessments, and permitting under the Antiquities Code of Texas
  • Archeological background studies and research designs
  • Archeological surveys, testing, and data recovery
  • Non-invasive geophysical investigations including Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) magnetometry
  • Records and artifact curation

In addition to conventional archeological subsurface testing using manual and mechanical excavations, CMEC personnel have extensive experience performing non-invasive geophysical investigations and using GIS spatial tools to evaluate the archeological probability of various soils, geologic substrates, and landforms.