A Planning Authority may require a Built Heritage Assessment if a proposed development is likely to impact upon an historic building protected structure. A built heritage specialist must then record and assess the existing fixtures and features which contribute to the building’s unique fabric, and upon which development works may have an impact.
Built Heritage Assessments differ from Archaeological Assessments in that specialist knowledge of Ireland’s architectural heritage is required in order to satisfy planning requirements. Shanarc Archaeology has the expertise and capabilities to undertake such assessments from start to finish.
The purpose of a Built Heritage Assessment Report is to
- Evaluate the nature and extent of known built heritage assets within the study area
- Address potential impacts of the development on the identified built heritage assets within the study area
- Provide mitigation recommendations to address potential impacts of the development on built heritage
3D Laser Scanning
In the case of proposed alterations to an existing historic structure, Shanarc can further provide a 3D laser scanning service. Delivering a comprehensive record of any structure, this survey method offers a fast, inexpensive way of producing a very detailed model of your building or of the wider landscape setting.
3D laser scanning captures the complete three-dimensional geometry of structures and objects efficiently and accurately. A huge amount of detail can be captured in a short period of time whilst maintaining survey accuracy. Scans can also be colourised and incorporate photogrammetry, by using an integrated camera to take full field view HDR images. The results can feed into traditional CAD deliverables or be processed into 3D models, depending on your requirements.
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