Report number: 29/2017

Title The Application of Building Information Modelling (BIM) within a Heritage Science Context
Summary BIM is the widely used acronym for Building Information Modelling, a process of digitally representing the physical and functional characteristics of a building. Given that the majority of UK BIM application is currently focused on new build design and construction, Historic England commissioned Ramboll to identify relevant processes and datasets that would potentially allow heritage sites to be managed and heritage science focused analysis to be undertaken using BIM procedures. To provide a heritage focus and relevant, derived datasets two important Grade I listed sites were selected - the medieval, oak framed Harmondsworth Barn built in 1426 and The Iron Bridge over the river Severn built in 1779. Using existing geospatial survey datasets for both two sites Ramboll considered how a BIM environment could benefit heritage science analysis and processes. This involved building examples to illustrate established BIM metrics such as level of modelling definition, level of detail, level of information and measurement classification to achieve the required fidelity of model.
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  • Brookes, C