HSR Deliverables, 1.0 Prepare Part 1 - Developmental History

 

1.1 Describe Historical Background and Context
  • Clarify and refine the significance and contextual associations of the structure.
  • Briefly describe the people and events associated with the structure.
  • Establish a recommended period or periods of significance if not already stated in the National Register Nomination or Historic Resource Study (HRS).
 

1.2 Summarize Chronology of Development and Use
  • Document the evolution of the historic structure, its current condition, and causes of deterioration (based on documentary research and physical examination).
  • Summarize physical construction.
  • Summarize modification.
  • Summarize use of the structure.
 

1.3 Document Physical Description
  • Technically evaluate the physical condition of the historic structure utilizing experienced professionals in each respective category, i.e. historic architecture, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, safety.
  • Document all features, materials, and spaces according to age, significance and condition.
  • Document causes of structural deterioration and inadequacy.
 

1.4 Describe All Character Defining Features

List and describe salient characteristics of all interior and exterior features that significantly contribute to the physical character and historic significance of the structure.

 

1.5 Prepare Condition Assessments

As appropriate, prepare a discipline-by-discipline, component-by-component, narrative assessment (by each professional) of their respective responsibility.

1.5.1 Civil

1.5.1.1 Assess the following Water System Components:

  • water source (surface water or ground water source) – size, materials, capacity, condition, age, etc.
  • transmission system evaluation – size, materials, capacity, condition, etc.
  • water treatment evaluation – objectives, design, performance, age, condition, etc.
  • distribution system evaluation – size, materials, capacity, condition, etc.
  • water storage evaluation – condition, storage capacity, etc.
  • pumping systems evaluation – age, condition, capacities, etc.

1.5.1.2 Assess the following Wastewater System Components:

  • collection system evaluation – size, materials, capacity, condition, etc.
  • wastewater treatment evaluation – objectives, design, performance, age, condition, etc.
  • pumping systems evaluation – age, condition, capacities, etc.
  • wastewater disposal evaluation - objectives, design, performance, age, condition, etc.

1.5.1.3 Assess the following Motor Vehicle Access and Pedestrian Access:

  • roadway evaluation – age, condition, capacity, materials, etc.
  • parking areas evaluation – capacity, age, condition, materials, etc.
  • pedestrian access (walkways, sidewalks, and trails) – capacity, age, condition, materials, etc.
1.5.2 Site

1.5.2.1 Assess the following Site Conditions:

  • site drainage evaluation – culvert age, capacity, condition, materials, etc.
  • storm sewer evaluation – age, capacity, condition, materials, etc.
  • site landscaping, vegetation, fencing – type, location, age, condition, etc.
1.5.3 Architecture

1.5.3.1 General Building Assessment (overall condition of materials and integrity)

1.5.3.1.1 Assess the following Exterior Elements:

  • roofing material, roof gutters and downspouts, roof flashing and combs, lightning protection
  • roof system to include the original and subsequent (if known) and current system including components such as deck, insulation, vapor barrier and roof type
  • rooftop mechanical and electrical equipment including under deck ventilation and lightning protection
  • flashing material of original (if known) and current material and flashing heights
  • drainage system for original (if known) and current including drains, scuppers, gutters, downspouts and drain leaders
  • unusual features of the roof including but not limited to coursing, slope changes, unique profiles and shapes
  • roofing assessment shall include:
    • leaking history and source of leaks if known
    • extent of ponding water
    • descriptions of the 5 previous items
    • overall weather tightness of roof
  • overhangs and soffits
  • wall finishes, paint, wood siding, plaster, stucco, brick, stone and all other veneers
  • chimneys
  • porches and associated columns, railings, newels, balustrades, steps, and decking
  • trim and millwork
  • window sash, frames, casement, trim, glazing, and window hardware, shutters
  • door leafs, frames, casement, trim, glazing, and door hardware
  • light fixtures

1.5.3.1.2 Assess the following Interior Elements:

  • door leafs, frames, casement, trim, glazing, and associated door hardware
  • stairs and associated railings, newels, balustrades, steps
  • doors and associated hardware
  • interior wall and ceiling finishes
  • wall and ceiling coves
  • trim and millwork
  • finish floors
  • fireplaces and associated millwork
  • casework and associated millwork
  • kitchen and bath plumbing fixtures
  • light fixtures
  • window sash, trim, hardware
  • borrowed lights, glazing, associated trim
  • furnishings
  • elevators
  • decorative radiators or vent registers

1.5.3.1.3 Assess the Overall Existing Accessibility

1.5.4 Structural

1.5.4.1 Building Description

1.5.4.1.1 Assess General Structure Information (size, type of structure, date of construction, materials, etc.)

1.5.4.1.2 Assess the following Specific Information on Structural Systems (member sizes, spans, and support conditions):

  • foundation (based on investigation or historical data)
  • floor framing
  • roof framing
  • wall framing/gravity load system
  • lateral system

1.5.4.2 Assess Existing Structural Condition

1.5.4.2.1 Assess Structural Elements (condition, likely causes for damage/deterioration)

  • foundation (based on investigation or historical data)
  • floor framing
  • roof framing
  • wall framing/gravity load system
  • lateral system

1.5.4.2.2 Summarize General Building Condition

1.5.4.3 Perform Load Bearing Analysis

1.5.4.3.1 Perform Comparison with Building Minimum Snow and Live Load Requirements (based on proposed use) for the following:

  • foundation (based on investigation or historical data)
  • floor framing
  • roof framing
  • wall framing/gravity load system

1.5.4.3.2 Perform Lateral Load Analysis

1.5.5 Mechanical

1.5.5.1 Assess Historic Conditions of Mechanical Systems (from historic construction drawings or other sources. This should include descriptions of general and special features of the Historic Mechanical Systems.)

1.5.5.1.1 Assess the following Plumbing Systems:

  • domestic water systems
  • sanitary sewer systems
  • plumbing fixtures

1.5.5.1.2 Assess the following Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems:

  • heating systems
  • ventilation systems
  • air-conditioning systems (if any)

1.5.5.1.3 Assess the Fire Suppression Systems (if any)

1.5.5.2 Assess Existing Conditions of Mechanical Systems (from field survey)

1.5.5.2.1 Assess Plumbing Systems for the following:

  • domestic water systems
  • sanitary sewer systems
  • plumbing fixtures

1.5.5.2.2 Assess Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems for the following:

  • heating systems
  • ventilation systems
  • air conditioning systems (if any)

1.5.5.2.3 Assess Fire Suppression Systems (if any)

1.5.6 Electrical

1.5.6.1 Provide Building Description

1.5.6.1.1 Document General Electrical Information (size, type of facility, date of construction, materials, etc.).

1.5.6.1.2 Document Specific Information on Electrical Systems (service size, system phase and voltage, wiring method) for the following:

  • system configuration
  • power distribution
  • overcurrent protection
  • lighting systems
  • telecommunication systems

1.5.6.2 Document Existing Electrical System Condition

1.5.6.2.1 Document Electrical Elements (relative age, condition, noted areas of damage/deterioration, and system life expectancy) for the following:

  • system configuration
  • conductor insulation (type and condition)
  • overcurrent protection (type and condition)
  • lighting systems (fixture condition)
  • telecommunication systems (type and condition)

1.5.6.2.2 Summarize General Electrical System Condition

1.5.6.3 Perform Electrical System Analysis

1.5.6.3.1 Perform Comparison with Current NEC Requirements and Best Practices (based on proposed use) with the following:

  • fire alarm systems
  • security systems
  • lightning protection systems
  • system configuration
  • power distribution
  • overcurrent protection
  • lighting systems
  • telecommunications
  • load calculations
1.5.7 Safety

1.5.7.1 Document Hazardous Materials

  • asbestos
  • lead based paints
  • chemicals that may have been used in this facility

1.5.7.2 Design Codes

 

Last updated: March 31, 2012