This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 895320
A cooperative approach which brings completeness and inclusiveness to the scan-to-BIM modeling process within the historical buildings life cycle.
BIM technology and methodology for smart heritage
Building information modelling (BIM) is a virtual design tool offering 3D detailed modelling for a building project before actual construction begins. It allows for accurate estimates and helps prevent mistakes or job conflicts; it can also help identify true dimensions and costs and aid spatial analysis. Ultimately, this modelling provides visualisation. While BIM is promising for the design and management of historical architecture, core issues of the BIM technology must be adapted to meet the specific demands of reconstruction cycles and the collaborative involvement of architects, engineers and contractors. The EU-funded Quad2BIM project will help smart heritage make efficient use of BIM technology. The project will develop a novel methodology adjusted to a cooperative approach. Quad2BIM will be applied on samples of baroque architecture in Portugal to test a number of integrated digital techniques.
QUAD2BIM's mission is to promote Smart Heritage turning BIM (Building information modeling) in a functional instrument of knowledge, design and management for historical architecture.
It aims to define a new working protocol for building surveyors and BIM technicians, or rather a collaborative approach for issuing as-built parametric models efficiently integrated into the development design process of the existing and historical buildings.
So far, the companies that use to carry out the 3D Measured Building Survey also extract the so-called H-BIM (Heritage-BIM) 3Ds as that extremely needs a point cloud based approach and competences.
Unluckily, the results often do not give enough consideration to the subsequent steps of the building re-design or reconstruction cycle, which involves architects, engineers and contractors. This issue generates an inevitable re-work onto the models in order to fit them to the users’ needs. The " information sharing", which is the pillar of BIM technology for new construction, in this case is inadequate and must be improved in order to reduce inefficiency and save up to 15% of the project budget.
The project will face this issue.
It will develop and test the new methodology onto some examples of Portuguese Baroque architecture, a complex and differentiated architectural style that needs the integration of different digital techniques to be fully investigated, modeled and managed in BIM environment.
- FACULDADE DE ARQUITETURA DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA (UL)
Start date: 1/09/2020 - End date: 31/10/2023