A successful field research is the prerequisite for all following work stages. In the first phase, we have to register the various buildings in their entirety by means of sketches and drawings that are the fundament for later measurements. Geographical and topographical particularities, such as landscape, village structures, and orientation of the buildings are an essential part of the survey.
In the second phase, using a laser tachymeter digitally secures an extremely high accuracy of measurements, particularly in extreme topographies and spacious areas. Measuring by hand completes this step in terms of building details and internal spaces that are difficult to access. The third phase includes determining the interior in order to support the interdisciplinary cooperation and to depict the different themes, which usually only appear as fragments, in their context to the entire building. Thus, we are able to locate the various particularities, such as inscriptions, sculptures, wall paintings, painted ceilings and wooden carvings within their buildings context. A considerable number of photographs completes every phase of the fieldwork.