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Preservation Architecture QA Checklist

Historic Structure Reports

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Admin Data
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Part 1 - Developmental History
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Chronology of Development and Use
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Historic/Existing Condition Photographs
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Photographer and Caption
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Part 2 - Treatment and Use
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Ultimate Treatment and Use
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Alternative Treatment
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Recommended Treatments
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Existing Condition Drawings
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Recommended Treatment Drawings
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Part 3 - Record of Treatment (If Used)
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Completion Report
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The intent of the work,
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the way in which the work was approached and accomplished,
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the time required to do the work, and
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the cost of the work.
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Information about the history of the structure based on physical evidence discovered during construction.
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Technical Data
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Copies of field reports
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Material data sheets
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Field notes
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Correspondence
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Contract summaries

Design Projects

Predesign

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Program aligns with PMIS and Budget.
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Building and Life/Safety Codes
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Adaptive Use Design Program Narrative
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Square Feet
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Adjacencies
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Functions
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Historic Structure Report recommendations.
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Compatibility with Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation.
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Historic resource status of structure/property. Provide dates of final determination and SHPO statement of significance summary.
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Site design and development impacts to historic resources.
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All required deliverables submitted.

Schematic Design

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Building code and life safety issues identified.
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Accessibility and Egress alternatives.
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Preservation approach with alternative treatments to preserve significant features, fabric, and appearance of historic property.
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Constructability Issues (retrofit of building systems, technical infeasibility, risk of loss to historic integrity, means and methods, etc.)
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Existing Condition Drawings
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Demolition Drawings
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Clearly distinguish between existing and new construction. Describe (narrative, graphics or zoning plan) preservation/restoration work, alterations (rehabilitation), and new additions.
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All required deliverables submitted.

Design Development (DBB or DB)

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Post-DAB recommendations are incorporated.
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Compliance Drawings clearly indicate impacts of preferred alternative design with means for mitigation of impacts.
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Drawings clearly indicate extent of historic fabric and limits for removal or modifications, along with adverse impacts to salient features.
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Adaptive-Use floor plans clearly distinguish old from new construction.
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Fire Suppression (sprinklers)
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ABAAS modifications and accessible route illustrated.
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Character-Defining features protected.
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Programmatic Issues (meets circulation and functional sufficiency).
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Hazmat Issues
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LBP Paint and Glazing Putty
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Asbestos removal.
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Rodent and insect (Termites/Carpenter Ants) infestation control.
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Coordination with LA, CE, ME, SE, EE, FP and P design documents.
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Site plans indicating park boundaries, property boundary and adjacencies, limits of proposed work, existing site development and any historic district boundaries.
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Outline Specifications cover work scope and preservation intent. Additional sections for protection of archeological, natural and structural resources, recordation, and technical restoration tasks.
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Organization of drawings for design disciplines, compliance with Director's Order and Reference Manual 10A, and detail sufficiency.
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Site property lines and existing conditions match with surveyor civil drawings.
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Limits of construction match with landscape, civil, plumbing, and electrical site plans.
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Building location meets all setback requirements, zoning codes, and deed restrictions.
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Elevation points match with site, civil, landscape, architectural and structural drawings.
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Demolition notes are clear on what to remove and what remains, and are coordinated with design documents. Salvaged items to be reinstalled or returned to NPS are clearly defined as to materials, extent of work, post-removal tasks (handling, storage, cleaning, moving, documenting, protecting), and park contacts.
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Architectural space requirements are commensurate with ductwork, conduit, piping, light fixtures, elevators, and other equipment.
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All plans, elevations and details are accessibility (ABAAS) compliant where required.
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Orientation of all site, floor, ceiling and reflected ceiling plans is consistent.
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Large-scale plans and sections match small scale plans and sections.
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Locations of columns, bearing walls, grid lines and overall building dimensions match structural.
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Modern structural, mechanical, and electrical components are concealed where necessary.
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Locations of expansion joints on floors and elevations match the structural drawings.
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All required deliverables submitted.

100% Draft Construction Documents (DBB) or 100% Draft Design-Build Construction Documents (DB)

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Preservation Issues
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Restoration Issues
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Reconstruction Issues
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Mortar Issues
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Is Portland cement used inappropriately on structures too old to have been built with it?
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Masonry pointing
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Paint Issues
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Has a paint Conservator been involved in sampling and testing?
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Are linseed oil based products being used on exterior walls and trim where mildew could be a problem?
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Is paint specified for weathered wood where PPG Permanizer Plus should be used?
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Historic Window and Door Survey
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Schedules
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Door and Window Details (in-kind replacement comparison)
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Door and Window Elevations (in-kind replacement comparison)
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Roofing Issues
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Glazing Issues
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Building elevations match floor plans and have the same scale.
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Building sections match elevations, plans, and structural drawings.
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Building plan match lines are consistent on architectural, structural, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical drawings.
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Specifications follow NPS format and include contract price or bid schedule.
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Appropriate treatment and "quality" of materials is represented in the specifications.
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Structural member locations are commensurate architecturally.
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Chases match on structural, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical drawings.
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Section and detail call-outs are complete and accurately cross-referenced. Location of details and call-outs on detail sheets, such as left to right, and top to bottom, is consistent.
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Reflected architectural ceiling plans match with structural, mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, and electrical plans.
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Columns, beams, and slabs are shown and noted on elevations and sections.
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Door schedule information matches plans, elevations, fire rating, and specifications.
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Cabinets and millwork will fit in available space.
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Through wall flashing and weep holes are provided where moisture may penetrate the outer material.
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Appropriate flashing materials and gauges are selected.
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Walls, ceilings, fire and smoke dampers are fire rated as required.
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Miscellaneous metals are detailed, noted, and coordinated with the specifications.
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The limits, types, and details of insulation are coordinated with design documents.
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The limits, types, and details of roofing are coordinated with design documents.
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All window walls, expansion joints, and weeps are provided as required.
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Dew point locations in walls, roofs, and terraces have been determined, and vapor retarders have been provided where required.
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Paint and material colors are in the finish schedule on the drawings or in the specifications where appropriate.
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Appropriate glazing materials such as tempered, laminated, etc., are indicated in drawings and specifications where required.
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Paint samples are taken from less weathered locations, and used to match modern paints to historic colors.
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Drain-back piping of fire sprinkler systems is coordinated with architectural spaces, structural members, mechanical drainage piping and ductwork, and electrical fixtures and equipment.
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All required deliverables submitted.

100% Complete Construction Documents (DBB) or 100% Complete Design-Build Construction Documents (DB)

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All required deliverables submitted.
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All review comments from 100% Draft Review satisfactorily resolved.
 

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