Heritage Preservation


Let Chronicle Heritage do the heritage preservation while you focus on your project’s future.

From historic buildings and archaeological sites to cultural sites in urban and rural landscapes, Chronicle Heritage helps to preserve and celebrate a sense of identity, continuity, and connection to our past. You’re in good hands with our archaeologists, historic preservation planners, and anthropologists.

Regulations abound when it comes to historic preservation, especially when construction is involved. Chronicle Heritage’s team of industry leaders are skilled at construction compliance, construction permitting, construction project mitigation, and construction licensing. Our solutions fit the problem, from digital solutions like 3D modeling to traditional approaches like site stabilization and documenting oral histories.

Our clients have included the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe in Colorado, the Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians in California, the City of San Francisco, the City of St. Augustine, Florida, state granting agencies such as the Colorado State Historical Fund, private developers, and federal agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management and the Department of Defense. The latter contracts us to complete Section 110 preservation and stabilization projects.


Construction Compliance and Permitting

Chronicle Heritage provides construction compliance, construction permitting, construction project mitigation, and construction licensing services.

When it comes to heritage preservation projects that require stabilization and any aspect of construction, we can help. We’re also familiar with Section 110 projects and have worked with the federal government to safeguard historic and culturally significant properties from the effects of projects they might be undertaking.


Cultural Landscape Survey

Chronicle Heritage can provide cultural landscape surveys for those in heritage management, urban planning, and land-use decision-making.

A cultural landscape survey is a systematic process of documenting and evaluating the cultural, historical, and natural features of a specific area or region – in a way that recognizes the seen and unseen elements that contribute to the overall cultural significance of that landscape.

We’ll identify and document the cultural and historical resources within the landscape, including buildings, structures, settlements, agricultural practices, and cultural traditions. We’ll assess the evolution of that landscape, and then evaluate its significance. Finally, we’ll make recommendations to manage and preserve the landscape in a sustainable way.


Building Scanning Technologies

Chronicle Heritage offers building scanning technologies for your heritage preservation project.

Building scanning technologies are a noninvasive, efficient way of capturing and analyzing data, minimizing potential damage to heritage buildings during the documentation process.

In addition to capturing detailed measurements and comprehensive data about a building’s physical characteristics and integrity, the scanned data can be used to create immersive 3D models or virtual tours that allow audiences to explore heritage buildings remotely.

We’re also able to use building scanning technologies to monitor and track changes over time.


Condition Assessment

From visually inspecting a site to making recommendations, Chronicle Heritage can help you with condition assessments of cultural resources.

This will give you a baseline for decision-making and help you prioritize conservation efforts, allocate resources effectively, and develop long-term preservation plans.

We observe and document the interior and exterior, along with any structural elements. We’ll take detailed photographs and even do an analysis of the materials, should that be necessary. We’ll also do a risk assessment that usually includes factors like environmental conditions, moisture penetration, pest infestations, human interventions, or natural disasters that may impact the resource’s condition or longevity.


3D Modeling and Printing

3D modeling and printing are valuable tools offered by Chronicle Heritage for the documentation, analysis, and reproduction of cultural heritage assets.

This service is useful:

  • 3D modeling creates accurate and detailed digital representations of heritage assets. This documentation goes beyond traditional 2D drawings or photographs and allows for a more immersive exploration of a cultural resource.
  • Digital 3D models, and their physically printed counterparts, can be used to reconstruct missing parts. In this way we get insights into how to recommend repairs to preserve your project.
  • The scope for education and public engagement is immense.
  • Replicas of artifacts can be modeled and then printed, allowing the originals to stay safe and secure.

Story Maps and Virtual Tours

Our team at Chronicle Heritage can build story maps and virtual tours of your cultural resource.

These interactive, digital tools will help you explore and understand cultural heritage sites, landscapes, or collections. They provide immersive and engaging experiences for people to learn about and appreciate heritage assets.

Both these tools offer remote access and enhance interpretive learning, while documenting and preserving the resource.


Oral History, Ethnography, Ethnohistory

Chronicle Heritage provides you with research methods and disciplines like oral history, ethnography, and ethnohistory that contribute to the understanding and documentation of cultural heritage.

Our experienced and culturally-attuned team can collect and record firsthand narratives and immerse themselves in fieldwork with a cultural group in order to capture those perspectives that aren’t typically captured in written narratives.

Cultural Resource and Heritage Management Solutions for Major Projects

Challenging projects enliven us – so bring us your project headache. We’ll partner with you all the way. And, we’ll start by bundling our services so you meet your milestones efficiently.

Cultural Resources Recorded in Preparation for Construction of New Intermodal Rail Terminal

Chronicle Heritage completed architectural documentation and archaeological data recovery for six Postbellum sites in eastern North Carolina. The resultant findings gave key historic context into traditional Southern culture, farming, food production and storage, tools, operations, cohabitation, and community life.

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