Architectural Documents: Any medium that refers to or depicts
architectural works, structures, parts of structures, or designs,
whether built or unbuilt. Included are textual documents such
as specifications and letters; graphic documents such as drawings,
prints, and photographs; models; and any other visual media
that concern any portion of the built or unbuilt environment.
Subjects may include not only architectural works, but also
related subjects such as furniture, engineering designs, naval
architecture, textiles, architectural ornaments, paper architecture,
studies, landscape designs, and stage designs.
Guide to the Description of Architectural Drawings,
Standards and Digital Resource Management Program, J.
Paul Getty Trust
Field Work and Measured Drawings
Patterson, Robert M., P.Eng. Manual
for the Preparation of As Found Drawings,Technical Paper
Series 3, British Columbia Heritage Trust, August 1982.
This publication is a brief explanation of techniques for
Historic Structures and Sites with HABS Measured Drawings,
Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic
American Engineering Record (HAER), NPS, Washington, D.C.,
1993, 75 pages, 61 illustrations. This is a detailed, illustrated
explanation of field techniques for measured drawing to
HABS Level I standards.
Historic Structures and Sites for the Historic American
Engineering Record. HABS/HAER, National Park Service,
Washington, D.C., 1996, 242 pages, 146 illustrations.
America, Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and
the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), Prints
and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress.
Examples of architecural drawings completed to HABS/HAER
Architectural Desktop and AutoCAD
2002, Autodesk, Inc.
Recommended software for the development of drawings for
collections management, planning, budgeting, and project
development. CAD Layer Guidelines, second edition.
"The AIAs CAD-layer naming protocol is the
result of an interdisciplinary collaboration to make it
possible for all members of the design and construction
team to find the graphic information they need quickly
among the hundreds of CAD-drawing layers for structure,
plumbing, wiring, ductwork, ceiling, flooring, et al.
"The second edition expands layer designations for
remodeling projects; provides a single format instead
of the original long and short formats; accommodates interior
design, telecommunications, and other fields; adds guidelines
for using reference files; simplifies the methods for
indicating drawing annotation; defines CAD layers for
product information from manufacturers; and coordinates
the CAD Layer Guidelines with the National CADD Standard
from the National Institute of Building Sciences, the
Uniform Drawing System from the Construction Specifications
Institute, layer standards from the U.S. Department of
Defense Tri-Service CADD/GIS Technology Center, and new
international CAD layer standards."
Guidelines for Recording Historic Sites and Structures
using Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD)
These guidelines address the application of the Secretary
of the Interiors Standards and Guidelines for Architectural
and Engineering Documentation to the use of computer-aided
drafting (CAD) software in the production of two-dimensional
HABS/HAER measured drawings. This document is intended
as an ADDENDUM to Recording Structures and Sites with
HABS Measured Drawings (hereafter referred to as the HABS
Guidelines) and Recording Historic Structures and Sites
for the Historic American Engineering Record (hereafter
referred to as the HAER Guidelines). Reference should
be made to the HABS and HAER Guidelines for any issues
not addressed in this document.
Recording Historic Sites and Structures Using Computer-aided
Drafting (CAD). [File,
in PDF format.] HABS/HAER, National Park Service, Washington,
D.C., 2000, 2 pages. No cost.
Addresses the application of the Secretary of the Interior's
Standards and Guidelines for Architectural and Engineering
Documentation to the use of computer-aided drafting (CAD)
software in the production of two-dimensional HABS/HAER
CADD Primer, Mailmax
Publishing, New York
CADD PRIMER is a beginner's reference book on computer
aided design and drafting. A major portion of this book
is free. You can download more than 70 pages of useful
information that describe CAD terms, principles and applications.
in America, Library of Congress.
Database of Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and
the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), NPS, surveys.
This database of past HABS/HAER documentation provides examples
of sites recorded to HABS Level I standard.
Transmitting HABS/HAER Documentation. HABS/HAER, National
Park Service, Washington, D.C., 1985, 131 pages, $5.00 Provides
transmittal procedures and archival requirements of documentation
for acceptance to the HABS/HAER Collections. [Not on line.]
Guide to the Description of Architectural Drawings, Architectural
Drawing Advisory Group (ADAG), Foundation for Documents of
Standards and Digital Resource Management Program, J.
Paul Getty Trust.
A product of a collaboration between the Getty Art History
Information Program (AHIP) the Architectural Drawing Advisory
Group (an international consortium), and the Foundation
for Documents of Architecture (a non-profit corporation).
ADAG concentrated its efforts on providing guidelines, and
sometimes conventions, in these relatively neglected areas.
Categories for the description of architectural drawings,
including: subject/built works, people/corporate bodies,
geographic locations, and bibliographic sources. The Guide is not definitive, but is meant to be a step toward cataloguing
standards. Although principally concerned with architectural
drawings, many of these guidelines may be applied toand
at times specifically addressrelated materials, including
models, prints, and photographs.
Records Conference Report, held May 3 through 5, 2000.
Philadelphia, PA, Conservation Center for Art and Historic