Metric Survey Specifications for Cultural Heritage

BookMetric Survey Specifications for Cultural Heritage

Metric Survey Specifications for Cultural Heritage

English Heritage

2015

September 15th, 2015

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Metric survey forms an essential part of the conservation cycle and provides a valuable source of base mapping for analytical projects. In supplying metric survey data to buildings curators, conservators, architects and archaeologists, surveyors need to know what makes survey work for cultural heritage. A proven specification is a valuable tool for use in achieving this goal.

Getting the right survey for the right job is important. This specification provides a guide to the user and the supplier of metric survey data. It explains the services expected and performance indicators to ensure the successful management of metric survey projects.
It is a revised and updated second edition of Metric Survey Specifications for English Heritage – the standard specification that English Heritage has successfully used to procure metric survey for the last nine years. The new title reflects a more generic approach that, it is hoped, will make the specifications easier to apply across the cultural heritage profession. This edition also covers the collection of terrestrial laser-scan data, which is increasingly applicable to the survey of historic buildings and landscapes.

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Metric survey forms an essential part of the conservation cycle and provides a valuable source of base mapping for analytical projects. In supplying metric survey data to buildings curators, conservators, architects and archaeologists, surveyors need to know what makes survey work for cultural heritage. A proven specification is a valuable tool for use in achieving this goal. Getting the right survey for the right job is important. This specification provides a guide to the user and the supplier of metric survey data. It explains the services expected and performance indicators to ensure the successful management of metric survey projects. It is a revised and updated second edition of Metric Survey Specifications for English Heritage – the standard specification that English Heritage has successfully used to procure metric survey for the last nine years. The new title reflects a more generic approach that, it is hoped, will make the specifications easier to apply across the cultural heritage profession. This edition also covers the collection of terrestrial laser-scan data, which is increasingly applicable to the survey of historic buildings and landscapes.

Widely used by heritage professionals, when specifying survey work throughout the historic environment sector, and by academics researching building conservation, this is the specification for the Metric Survey Framework Agreement.

Since the publication of the second edition in 2009 there have been a number of significant advances in surveying technologies. These include the widespread use of laser scanning for measured building survey, the ubiquity of digital cameras, developments in photogrammetric software that enable the use of non-metric cameras, the use of Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) to capture aerial photography, the adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the increased generation of the required datasets using laser-scanning technology.

Readers will include heritage professionals who need to specify metric survey work or survey contractors who need to work to the specification or produce quotes based on Historic England’s requirements. Academics concerned with heritage recording and conservation will also be interested.

Author Information

Geospatial Imaging Analyst at Historic England, York. Author and Senior Geospatial Imaging Analyst at Historic England, York. Author and Geospatial Imaging Manager at Historic England, York.

Table of Contents

Section TitlePage
Project brief
Introduction
The contract and other documentation
Contractual details
Health and safety
Damage to site and fabric
Survey material supplied
Appendices
1. General conditions and project information
2. General performance and control of metric survey
3. Format, presentation and provision of survey data
4. Standard specification for image-based survey
5. Standard specification for measured building survey
6. Standard specification for topographic survey
7. Standard specification for the collection, registration and archiving of terrestrial laser scan data
8. Standard specification for the supply of building information modelling (BIM)