ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
Publications Copernicus
Articles | Volume X-M-1-2023
23 Jun 2023
 | 23 Jun 2023


L. Daniels and A. Georgopoulos

Keywords: HBIM, Parametric Modelling, Doric Order, Point Cloud, Cultural Heritage, Online Database

Abstract. Heritage Building Information Modelling (HBIM) can be a valuable tool for the efficient management of cultural heritage. Adopting Building Information Modelling (BIM) for heritage architecture requires investing in training for modelling as-found elements, establishing standards for modelling, and developing accessible libraries of parametric assets. Parametric families of the Doric Order column and entablature were modelled in Autodesk Revit using standard measurements of the Doric Order, with parameters assigned to each element to remain adjustable and adapt to any as found project. These families were modelled with the ability to adjust all geometry to any point cloud with the intention of uploading the Revit files to an accessible online database, the Multimedia Inventory of Architectural Heritage (MIAH), developed by Carleton Immersive Media Studio (CIMS). The integration of these families into an online platform for any heritage professional to download and modify intends to ease the modelling process for future projects, as well as standardize the families used in future projects. To define the process of collecting data for as-found modelling, this paper outlines the documentation and data processing for two archaeological sites on the islands of Rhodes and Kos in Greece. To assist future HBIM library users in understanding the families, the process of converting point cloud to HBIM is demonstrated through the development of a parametric HBIM of the Temple of Hephaestus, located in Athens, Greece.