Learn how to accurately document a site – via archival research or survey – as a vital first step towards the monitoring and evaluation of its condition.
Building inspection and recording helps to establish the need for and level of intervention to repair, conserve, restore or maintain the fabric. Key decisions about the care of a structure will be made for years to come based on its accurate record.
Site survey data can be collected and stored in a wide variety of ways, from traditional still photography and measured drawings to digital laser scanning. How to select the most suitable method for a particular heritage management task is the main focus of this module.
You will examine traditional and innovative site documentation techniques, and ways to archive, manipulate and share survey data. You will also learn how to use key Scottish archives and libraries for architectural research to support conservation or repair projects.