S t o n e m a s o n r y

Surveying & measurments

I measure job sites to create a shop drawing of the final project. Measuring what exists is the first layer of the onion.

relevé des mesures

3D scanning

relevé des mesures

LiDAR and photogrammetry supplement tape measurements. A 3D model of a job site helps estimate something I forgot to measure. It also helps check the accuracy of my CAD drawing, or even to preview the final project in 3D


I make a shop drawing using measurements from the job site. This is the outer layer of the onion. I try to:

  • Place “natural” or balanced joints.
  • Work within dimensions of quarried rock
  • Limit stone size to what a mason can handle
dessin technique