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Categorisation of building data in the digital documentation of heritage buildings
Khalil, Ahmed; Stravoravdis, Spyridon; Backes, Dietmar
2020In Applied Geomatics
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Keywords :
Digital documentation; Heritage buildings; Digital twin; H-BIM; History; Geometry; Pathology; Performance
Abstract :
[en] The documentation of heritage buildings is the preliminary action to deal with any problem related to the built heritage. The procedure of documentation requires a very diverse range of data (quantitative and qualitative) to be obtained and investigated in order to produce an accurate digital representation of the building. This type of work of data capture and interpretation is often conducted in isolation by different stakeholders and for a range of purposes, leading to a lack of communication between different data types, repeated effort and incomplete documentation. Heritage Building Information Modelling (H-BIM) is set to play a key role in the digital documentation of heritage buildings, as it can combine quantitative and qualitative data and facilitate the integration of different stakeholders and specialised data into the digital management of the different phases of dealing with heritage buildings. This paper aims to review the multitude of data types that could be included in the documentation and investigation process of the built heritage, in order to assess the breadth and depth by which heritage buildings can be documented. Four main categories that span the whole documentation data areas are being suggested which vary from outer geometry surveys, to subsurface materials and structural integrity investigations, to data concerning the building performance, as well as the historic records concerning the building’s morphology over time, which can help to create a more in-depth knowledge about the heritage building’s status and performance and can create a solid base for any required restoration and retrofitting processes (Khalil and Stravoravdis 2019a).
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Civil engineering
Engineering, computing & technology: Multidisciplinary, general & others
Author, co-author :
Khalil, Ahmed;  University of Greenwich > School of Design, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Stravoravdis, Spyridon;  University of Liverpool > School of Architecture
Backes, Dietmar ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) > Department of Engineering (DoE) ; University College London - UCL > Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
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Title :
Categorisation of building data in the digital documentation of heritage buildings
Publication date :
01 June 2020
Journal title :
Applied Geomatics
Publisher :
Springer, Heidelberg, Germany
Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
Focus Area :
Computational Sciences
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