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What is involved in laboratory
the process...talkign with homeowners, etc.
Architectural Evidence: Studying the Fabric
of the Historic Building
Conducting the Architectural Investigation
Architectural investigation can range from
a simple one-hour walk-through to a month-long or even multi-year
project and varies from looking at surfaces to professional
sub-surface examination and laboratory work.
All projects should begin with the simplest,
non-destructive processes and proceed as necessary. The sequence
of investigation starts with reconnaissance and progresses to
surface examination and mapping, sub-surface non-destructive testing,
and various degrees of sub-surface destructive testing.