Documentation

An architectural conservation program should commence with the documentation of historic structures, construction systems, materials, and existing conditions. ICR has the equipment and expertise to provide comprehensive documentation services in text, database, and graphic formats. As a key component of our field investigations, we record, assess and prioritize the conditions of a building or monument, with an emphasis on the extent of deterioration. It is the interpretation of this body of data that leads to establishing the most probable causes of deterioration, and to creating an effective, prioritized conservation strategy. Documentation is also imperative when studying conservation materials and processes in the laboratory, field mock-ups, and monitoring programs. Here are some of the services ICR provides:

  • Existing conditions surveys
  • Hand annotations on drawings or rectified photographs
  • AutoCAD annotations on drawings or rectified photographs
  • Geographic information systems (GIS) software developed by ICR with funding from World Monuments Fund and programming by Azavea
  • Site-specific photographic and narrative conditions glossaries
  • Laboratory, field and comprehensive reports
  • Specifications for conservation implementation by contractors
  • Archival research
  • Photogrammetry
  • Measured or schematic drawings
  • Historic structure reports
  • Historic color schemes
  • Educational and interpretative program development