Reconaissance Level Survey
Many projects--infrastructure improvement projects, power projects, transportation projects, and many others--have the potential to effect historic aboveground resources. Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act requires that Federal agencies consider the effects of their projects on these historic resources. Reconnaissance level architectural history surveys are often a valuable step in the Section 106 consultation process. AECOM Burlington includes a team of Architectural Historians, Historians, and Historic Preservation Specialists that have a great deal of experience with conducting Reconnaissance level surveys.
Reconnaissance level survey can be a valuable and systematic means of surveying a large project area with several buildings and making a first cut to identify resources that may be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. AECOM has completed these surveys for such clients as New Jersey Department of Transportation, (NJDOT), New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG), and Texas Gas. These surveys often involve review of several hundred historic resources at the reconnaissance level. Typically a much smaller subset of historic architectural resources are then recommended to be investigated further at the Intensive level.