2019 CSCE Annual Conference - Laval (Greater Montreal) Conference
Mr. Mahmoud Metawie, Cairo University
Ms. Maryam Sharkawy, Cairo University
Ms. Asmaa Eid, Cairo University
Dr. Soheir Hawas, Cairo University
Integrating Building Information Modeling (BIM) with 3D laser scanning (LIDAR) technologies enhances the process of documenting heritage buildings. Many efforts were directed toward utilizing these technologies in the documentation and restoration of heritage buildings, adopting Heritage Building Information Modelling (HBIM). This paper presents a framework for HBIM application in Egyptian Heritage. The proposed framework is capable to utilize the processed point clouds to create different purpose BIM models at the different levels of development to suit the different applications in heritage buildings. It is capable to analyze the different parameters that affect the thermal behavior of the heritage buildings to identify the most suitable energy optimized strategies and techniques. Further, it simulates the structural performances under different types of actions. The proposed framework provides a guideline for heritage buildings conservation. The guideline can be integrated through a holistic approach that would encounter both safety and comfort without the compromise of the loss of heritage identity. A case study of Omar Tosson palace is presented to illustrate the practical aspects of the proposed framework.