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Architectural Conservation Issues — Bristol Report
Start with one-page format (or two page, but ideally one-page, wih reduced photograph, with caption ID below photo). Well designed, consistent.
Employ technical writing format.
Bristol (as a Certified
Local Government: CLG) has been awarded a Rhode Island CLG grant (see recent CLG
grant awards) with Bristol as a CLG.
Secretary of Interior's Standards, NPS, USDI
Conservation issues, needs facing property
owners. Define conservation.
Bristol Historic District (State Survey, with Bristol survey of town available as a PDF file.)
Preliminary "survey" of the district's architectural
- When was survey?
- With whom?
- Under what auspices? (Three-hour walk through town is to
examine various buildings (residential, commercial, civic, religious,
industrial, and others, as possible.)
Brief description of the building stock of the district: its time period, construction type and materials, significance, condition, integrity, etc. (based on your site visit).
Determine the ten most
pressing architectural conservation issues facing property owners.
List issues at beginning of paper (after intro material), develop "matrix" as needed or interrelated issues.
Define the issues in a broad-scope manner (without reference to specific houses, sites, examples).
Show the interrelationship of issues. Develop heirarchy (see "causes" below). For example:
- Due to deterioration
- Due to inappropriate treatment
Relate to Construction
Specifications Institute 50-Division Master Format, (numbers & titles, PDF file). Reference divisions (tyically 03 to 14, 21-23).
a way to organize your Bristol conservation issues accrding to CSI format, with the idea
that this information could later be easier to access for the development
of guide oultine specifications.
When addressing one issue:
- Justify your choice. May be informed by general survey. Pedominance of material, details, and examples.
- Address potential underlying cause(s).
- Cite related issues, by name.
- Write one or two paragraphs. As pertinent, include quotes (perhaps from the two resources, below, or other resources. Cite in full.)
Reference two of the best, most pertinent resources.
- Employ full citation.
- Include URL, web address.
- Write a one-paragraph annotation as to why the resource is particularly important. As needed, include particular quotes from the source. When quotes are long: indent and single space.
- Well-composed, illuminated photographs. Include scale, as needed.
- Format, size of images
- "Tweak" images
- Label, as needed
- Identify, by address (or other coordinates:
intersections, etc.) the location of examples of the issues you
- By hand
- Scaled as needed