Monitoring during the construction of a development is sometimes required when the prior impact assessment requests it or if work is being completed near a known archaeological site.

Having Heritage North on project during construction to monitor the removal of soil can ensure avoidance of impacting archaeological sites that could not be previously identified or evaluated prior to the start of construction.

Construction monitoring may also be suggested when working in an area where the possibility of uncovering artifacts from a known archaeological site exists.

HNCL can be present during construction to ensure compliance as per a Section 12 Alteration Permit (S12) agreement or in the event that management resources are needed during an archaeological discovery.