The protection of cultural heritage is a complex activity involving specialists from various areas of AECO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operation), for whom information is necessary – for example, the historical records of a particular site and the characteristics of the structure. Information Modelling for Heritage hBIM offers a holistic view of a building due to the multi-dimensional integration of geometric and non-geometric data. Archival records, maintenance plans, technical documentation, condition assessment, and archaeological research are all systemized in a database connected to a three-dimensional model.
BIM is not only a presentation of a wall on a plan, but a disclosure of its actual structure and the layers it consists of. This resource provides the basis for more detailed analyses, which translates into real support for a renovation investments. The prepared BIM-ready model will then be effectively used for intelligent facility management and the coordination of future design work.
Adoption of the hBIM model in the cultural heritage resource management sector requires all participants in the investment process to accept and adopt certain changes in their practice consisting in adapting existing roles and work models to the new technological reality. BIM offers an increase in productivity!