251.077 Building Survey II
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2013S, UE, 3.0h, 4.0EC


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: UE Exercise

Aim of course

The subject Building Survey 2 is a central matter of the departmentsŽ curriculum. Its intention is to give a critical and device-based approach to the asset and importance of historical building structures. On the basis of a direct examination of a selected historical artefact, the students are to be taught some diverse methods and techniques, which can offer a science-based observation, analysis, evaluation and documentation of architectural objects. Through the hereby acquired capabilities the students will finally be enabled to introduce an architectŽs point of view to planning processes, which have to deal with protected or historically significant building structures. Therefore the acquired knowledge will not only be of great importance within the well defined but limited work field of scientific research, but also and with growing importance within a typical architectŽs work, who more and more often is confronted with planning tusks in relation to the restoration or modification of historical building structures.

Subject of course

The course will start by treating some basic and well established documentation techniques like hand measurement, architectural sketching and the highly precise techniques of tacheometric measurement and laser scanning. As a side effect of the measurings, the attention is drawn to relevant building features which are of great significance for the reconstruction of growth processes of the structure. These diagnostic findings - which can refer to the architectural form, building typology, construction, decoration, or material changes - are to be mapped using the plans resulting from the measurements. By introducing historical image and text sources as well as the relevant research literature and by comparison to examples of related building typologies, the findings are to be used for an overall documentation and interpretation of the buildingŽs genealogy. During the second half of the semester, this general view is transformed into a concluding paper combining image, text and drawing, which, as the actual state of documentation, is to present the basis for all further scientific and planning processes.

Additional information

Hofburgsee German site


  • Esser, Gerold


Examination modalities

Collaboration in teamwork Dossier: compendium of the results of work, digital and printed form

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
12.02.2013 12:00 18.03.2013 11:00 14.03.2013 12:00

Registration modalities



Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 243 Architecture Not specified



Dirk Donath: Bauaufnahme und Planung im Bestand, Wiesbaden 2008

Riedel, Heine, Henze: Von Handaufmaß bis Hightech II - Informationssysteme in der historischen Bauforschung, Mainz am Rhein 2006

Andreas Bruschke (Hrg.): Bauaufnahme in der Denkmalpflege, Stuttgart 2005

Ulrich Klein: Bauaufnahme und Dokumentation, Stuttgart München 2001

Grossmann: Einführung in die historische Bauforschung, Darmstadt 1993

Wangerin: Bauaufnahme. Grundlagen, Methoden, Darstellung, Wiesbaden 1992

Johannes Cramer: Handbuch der Bauaufnahme - Aufmaß und Befund, Stuttgart 1984

 All books are available at the institute`s library

Previous knowledge

Achtung: die Bauaufnahme I ist nicht Voraussetzung zur Teilnahme!

Accompanying courses


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