The need for architectural survey derives from the desire to identify the significant physical elements of our past in order that they may be preserved and protected for future generations. Although referred to as “architectural”, a survey of historic properties should look beyond buildings to include all visible aspects of the built environment that combine to form our historic fabric.
So, there are four basic steps applied to the process of architectural survey.
- establishing the purpose of the survey
- conducting the research
- undertaking the fieldwork
- preparing a written report
In our group project, we were assigned to measure the G Block of TED University Campus and we used technic let me describe it as ancient technic in this architectural survey. What we have done that three days were very rational, all based on mathematical approaches, but because the technology has improved so much it is a time killer. 🙂 Next time I will have to do such a thing like this one, yo-yo 🙂
If I briefly tell what we have done: Select two points and note the measurements to the third point to identify the specific location of the third point. Make sure you have defined yourself a base line, line like an imaginary one. Of course, you will have to draw the plan and the sections. ( the reason of selecting two points is you cannot always admit the joint angle as 90 degrees.) By using the air pressure and a pipe full with water, you can draw your imaginary line.