Measurement and Recording of Historic Buildings
This volume provides a practical guide to measured building surveys with a special emphasis on recording the fabric of historic buildings. It should be of particular interest to architects, builders, conservation officers, industrial archaeologists, More...
Publisher: Donhead Publishing Limited
This volume provides a practical guide to measured building surveys with a special emphasis on recording the fabric of historic buildings. It should be of particular interest to architects, builders, conservation officers, industrial archaeologists, planners, surveyors and others working in the field of conservation who need accurate surveys of buildings and small sites. The text assumes little previous knowledge of surveying and firstly describes basic measuring techniques and equipment before introducing elementary surveying and levelling. From these principles, the practices and techniques used to measure and record existing buildings are developed in a detailed step-by-step approach covering sketching, measuring, plotting and drawing presentation. Further chapters deal with more advanced techniques including the use of photography, electronic distance measurement and computer-aided architectural draughting.
Robert Ashton has started three small businesses and sold two. He has also been instrumental in starting a charity and recently established a social enterprise. He has experienced the highs and lows of running his own company and knows how lonely life can be when you're your own boss. He believes that entrepreneurship is an attitude as well as a skill. He says that all successful entrepreneurs take control of their own lives. The best entrepreneurs however, also improve the lives of those around them. Robert works with entrepreneurs of all kinds, advising growing businesses, evolving charities and social enterprises. He is a popular business speaker with a reputation for plain speaking and practical tips. A prolific author, Robert also writes regularly for a number of business and consumer magazines. He is increasingly becoming a social activist, challenging convention and encouraging innovation.