Reconstruction, one of the four approaches to the treatment of historic properties, evolving with technology

By Alison Haller, M.S., Director of Marketing and Communications at Commonwealth Heritage Group, Inc.

This summer, the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Heritage Conservation Committee released some good pointers when thinking about reconstruction. Their new position statement discusses the reproduction of lost buildings and construction of unbuilt designs.

However, the committee realizes that with rapid technological advances–equipment like 3-D laser scanning and rapid prototyping–have drastically changed the scale and speed with which reproduction or reconstruction can occur. Projects and buildings can be reconstructed on a much faster and larger scale than ever before. But with any new changes comes questions.

Therefore, the committee has provided recommendations for institutions considering reconstruction addressing various issues. Visit to read recommendations and the entire news article.

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