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Welcome to the course on “BIM for Historic Buildings and Built Environment”!

In this course, we will explore how Building Information Modeling can be applied to historic buildings and the built environment. Building Information Modeling technology has revolutionised the construction industry by providing efficient management solutions and improving productivity. It is increasingly recognised as a valuable tool for the documentation, preservation, and restoration of historic structures. Historic buildings hold immense cultural and historical value, but they also present unique challenges when it comes to their conservation and maintenance. The use of BIM in the context of historic buildings presents unique challenges and opportunities. HBIM, or Historic Building Information Modeling, has emerged as a specialised branch of BIM that focuses on the modeling and preservation of historic structures. This course will introduce you to the key principles, processes, and techniques involved in using BIM for historic buildings.

Throughout this course, we will delve into various topics, including different approaches to documentation for historic buildings such as archival reports, CAD drawings, and laser scanning. Additionally, we will explore the challenges and considerations specific to historic buildings, such as the need for accuracy in preserving historical details and the importance of maintaining authenticity.

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