BIM methodology for historical buildings


Nowadays data management is becoming one of the major challenges for the contemporary society, especially regarding the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Industry. Unfortunately, it focuses on new buildings instead of considering the cultural building heritage that composes the majority of public and private real estate. In relation with the economic and environmental conditions, the need to refurbish existing buildings, transforming them into smart buildings, is considered an essential requirement in the last years.
Of course, the enhancement of existing buildings requires more complex instruments compared to the new buildings, entailing an information and knowledge management throughout the whole building process.
For this reason, Historical Building Information Modelling (HBIM) methodology for the existing architectural heritage can be considered the right innovative methodology that takes into account these topics, providing several information. A 3D parametric model can provide geometric and alphanumeric information that can be used to improve a building project.
Considering the Built Heritage Information Modelling/Management (BHIMM) Italian national project, the “Albergo dei Poveri” building, built in XVII century, which is located in Genoa (Italy)was selected as a case study. It is characterized by complex architectural elements different from each other e.g. vaults, irregular load bearing walls. The aim of this research was to investigate a methodology to optimize data management of historical buildings for different uses such as the renovation, and the space management developing a 3D parametric model composed by HBIM objects. 

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Modellazione e gestione delle informazioni per il patrimonio edilizio esistente
Built Heritage Information Modelling/Management – BHIMM
Politecnico di Milano, 21/22 GIUGNO 2016


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