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Field Recording and Documentaion
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American Building Survey, Historic American Engineering Record. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004 (second edition). Chapter 5, Measured Drawings, pp.110-165. Amazon
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and Recording of Historic Buildings. London: Donhead Publishing,
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- Cullinane, John J., AIA. Understanding Architectural Drawings:
A Guide for Non Architects, Washington, DC: The Preservation
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- A Guide to the Description of Architectural Drawings, Architectural Drawing Advisory Group, Foundation for Documents of Architecture, The J. Paul Getty Trust
- The Architecture Handbook: A Student Guide to Understanding Buildings, The Chicago Architecture Foundation.
- Safety: practices, supplies, equipment, warning devices and
- Job etiquette
- Preparation, archival research, reconnaissance, condition
assessment, emergency stabilization, special access equipment
- Preparing field sketches (identifying needed drawings), sheet layout and identification (site, location, names of recorders, date, drawing title),
- Measuring: equipment and supplies, accuracy, datum lines and
planes, running dimensions, dimensioning conventions and notes,
verification, triangulation, inaccessible areas
- Special considerations for plans (site and building), elevations,
Field Recording and Documentation (by teams)
- Conduct field recording to develop plans, elevations,
sections, details (as assigned)
- Develop written description of the structure: exterior and interior.
- Structure, to document exterior and interior, with photographs labeled. Adjust and perspective-correct in Photoshop®.
- Site, to show relationship of structrues (including outbuildings) with landscape (no detailed identification, labeling required)
- Documentation process, including team members at work (adjust adn provide at least three images, each)