Vital Signs and architecture faculty at
schools across the country have developed these packages to assist instructors and
students in framing building investigations. They contain detailed background information
as well as field investigation protocols at three skill levels. This page provides quick
descriptions of the packages.
Paper copies of each Resource Package were
distributed faculty members at architecture schools in North America in May 1996. To learn
who received a copy at your school contact Cris
Benton. If you want an electronic copy of a package, they are available to be
Lending Library of
Since the Fall of 1997, Vital Signs has made
eight loaner sets of building investigation tools available to schools of architecture and
architectural engineering. The toolkits support the field study protocols contained in the
Resource Packages as well as many other field investigation methods. These loans allow
faculty and students to gain first-hand experience with the measurement devices and their
applications. This page describes the tools contained in the toolkit.
For information on borrowing the toolkit, see the Request
for Proposals: Vital Signs Equipment Toolkits page.
Request for Proposals:
Vital Signs Equipment Toolkit
Eight equipment toolkits are available for loan to
schools of architecture for a quarter, semester or year-long period.The Request For Proposals for loans during the
2000-2001 academic year will be available soon.
Further Online Vital
Access our online resources from this page.
Click here to find an ever-growing list of files, databases, and software related to Vital
Signs Resource Packages, information on Building Work-Ups, and archival threads of Vital
Signs-related discussions. Almost everything that used to be on the FTP site is also here.
Links to Related Web Sites
Here are some links to web sites relevant to
the Vital Signs Project as well as quick descriptions of each.