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Buildings Survey - ARC00035M

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  • Department: Archaeology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Dav Smith
  • Credit value: 5 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20
B Autumn Term 2019-20

Module aims

To introduce students to a range of recording techniques used in the metric survey of historic buildings

Module learning outcomes

Subject content - Buildings Survey

  • Understand the range of recording methods (hand, instrument, photographic recording) used to capture and process metric survey data from historic buildings
  • Train students on site in the basic techniques of hand, instrument and photographic survey of historic buildings
  • Train students in the lab in the basic techniques of processing historic buildings survey data in appropriate software environments (CAD, VectorWorks, PhotoPlan)

Academic and Graduate Skills

  • Practical skills of data capture, management, processing and archiving survey data
  • Transferrable skills of leadership and teamwork, time and project management, independent working


Task Length % of module mark
Survey portfolio
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Critique of published guides to metric survey techniques - 1,500 words
N/A 100

Module feedback

Written feedback on report

Two week turnaround on marking

Indicative reading

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