Towards a Theoretical Framework for HBIM Approach in Historic Preservation and Management

Naglaa Megahed


In the context of rapid technology development, the theory of using building information modelling (BIM) has been used in several historic places. With BIM technology, an accurate virtual model of a historic building is digitally constructed in order to maintain the building through its entire lifecycle, including demolition. This model, known as historic building information modelling (HBIM), represents a new paradigm within architectural heritage that can be used for creating, conserving, documenting, and managing complete engineering drawings and information. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to give an overview of the concepts, as well as surveying and representation techniques that are used in HBIM in order to support the process of further integration and demonstrate how the complexity of built heritage resources can be dealt with. In addition, the study presents a theoretical framework that has been constructed as a guide towards understanding the different aspects of historic preservation and management through a smart open platform.


BIM; Documentation; HBIM; Historic; Surveying; 3D modelling

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