Photo documentation of as built

Photo documentation is required for a number of reasons. This is especially important when the items being documented will be covered up, demolished or repaired and so won’t be available again. Modern digital cameras provide an excellent method of documenting damage to a building or a building under construction or during repairs. My expertise is in observing what is important and documenting that. In one case I observed and photographed a number of small displacement cracks in a masonry wall. These photos were important in convincing a judge that an explosion occurred how and where we said it had.