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Assessment — Outline

Site

  • Address
  • Historic name(s), reference source(s)

Surveyors, owner/client, other personnel

Date

Site conditions

  • Weather
  • Access
  • Inspection: surface mapping
  • Physical analysis
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Sampling, destructive testing
  • Laboratory analysis

Structure(s):

  • site
  • type
  • space (room number, name)

Scope

  • scope of work (assessment)
  • beyond scope of work

References

  • Pertinent existing site-specific documents
    • referenced
    • assessed
  • Professional standards
    • Mandated
    • Elective

Owner concerns, comments

Owner goals

Documentation

  • Qualify (photography, tests)
  • Quantify (drawings)

Significance

  1. Historical: persons, events
  2. Physical: architecture, other structures, site

Character-defining features

Evolution (supported by archival research)

  • Forensic evidence of material changes
  • Pathology, remediation
  • Campaigns
    • usage/program
    • historical context
    • treatments

Integrity

Components

  • Site, soil
  • Structure
  • Envelope
  • Services
  • Hazards
  • System(s) (based on CSI MasterFormat 2004 divisions only)
    • Element [example: window, door]
    • Detail(s) [example: sash, glass, lock]

Conditions

  • good
  • fair
  • poor
  • missing

Causes of deterioration [link]

Issues

  • Code
  • Life Safety
  • Security
  • Structural
  • Accessibility
  • Energy
  • Maintenance
  • Housekeeping
  • Curatorial
  • Program
  • Interpretation

Priority

  • Immediate
  • Urgent
  • Necessary
  • Desirable
  • Monitor

Treatments

Treatment recommendations, prioritized