Standards > Architectural Salvage
Architectural Salvage: Selection, Identification and Salvage
of architectural fragments as part of:
- Sampling during phycial testing and analysis.
- Selective demolition as part of investigation.
- Ecapsulation and selective or complete removal (abatement)
of hazardous materials.
- "Demolition and Removal" in constructionn work,
identified in project contracts, specifications, and drawings.
- Salvage items as part of recovery durign emergency response.
US Army Corps of Engineers
GEGS02226 Removal and Salvage of Historic Building Materials
General Services Administration
Preservation Note 26: Salvage
of Architectural Artifacts, Special Procedures-01350,
01-General Requirements, Historic
Preservation Note Series (displays all notes, equal to
134 pages), Historic
Preservation Technical Procedures,
Historic Buildings Program, U.S.
General Service Administration, June 98
U.S. Department of Interior Secretary's Standards for Rehabilitating
Historic Property require Federal agencies to undertake
necessary alterations in such a manner that if the alterations
were to be removed in the future "the essential form
and integrity of the structure would be unimpaired."
The intent of GSA's architectural salvage clause is to
ensure the reversibility of such alterations. Salvaging
original materials saves time and money for future restoration.
Edit and include the following clause in all contracts
for repair or alteration which involve the unavoidable removal
of interior and exterior original architectural detailing.
Identify materials to be salvaged early in the design phase.
- Cite salvaging of historic architectural materials in
the material SPECIFICATION SUMMARY of work
- Insert the salvage clause (below) in the materials specification,
- Provide instructions for non-destructive removal of
materials to be salvaged in the material specification,
PART III EXECUTION
- Use Competency of Bidder Requirements if special skills
are required for removal of architectural material.
The contractor is responsible for the packing, crating,
permanent labeling, and transporting of all architectural
artifacts listed below. Permanent labels should include
name of item, quantity, dimensions, materials, GSA building
number and name, and GSA project control number. Dismantle
and remove items from their existing locations and handle
carefully so that no damage occurs during the salvage process.
Pack and crate appropriately to prevent damage during transport
and storage. The Construction Engineer will inspect the
items both prior to crating and after delivery to designated
depository to verify the condition of the Government's property.
Items to be salvaged: [LIST ITEMS]
Deliver salvage items to designated depository located
in a locked area on the 5th floor of Building 202 at the
Southeast Federal Center (Navy Yard Annex), 1st and M Streets,
S.E. Arrange for delivery by calling the General Services
Administration (GSA), Regional Historic Preservation Office
at (202) 708-6164. Make deliveries during business hours,
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Contractor must provide
own material handling equipment.
Acknowledge transfers of property by letter to the Regional
Historic Preservation Officer (RHPO), WPL-NCR-PBS-GSA. Include
an inventory of artifacts with the items, quantity, dimensions,
materials, GSA building number and name, and GSA project
for Salvaging Historic Building Materials in the Event of
a Disaster, 01091-22, 091 Reference Standards, 01 General
Preservation Technical Procedures, U.S.
General Services Administration
4: Recovery, Emergency
Planning and Recovery Techniques, Lower