Future Proofing, Recording and Tagging Historical Buildings: a Pilot Study in Wales, UK

Counsell, J, Littlewood, J, Arayici, Y, Hamilton, A, Dixey, A, Nash, G and Richman, A 2008, Future Proofing, Recording and Tagging Historical Buildings: a Pilot Study in Wales, UK , in: COBRA 2008, the RICS construction and building research conference, 4th - 5th September 2008, Dublin.

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This paper discusses the process that follows the use of ground based laser scanning to record endangered heritage structures before rescue and reconstruction elsewhere. It addresses a possible workflow based on new and emerging technologies for the recording necessary to rescue buildings in danger before later reconstruction as part of a pilot project at the National Museum of Welsh Life (MWL) at St Fagan’s Castle, UK. It also discusses research currently being undertaken for the Virtual Environmental Planning (VEPs) project focused not just on the heritage site, but on automatically capturing the wider setting for sites repeatedly to keep the setting recognisably up to date and enable analysis of change over time. The paper focuses on the value of a three-dimensional (3D) computer based record of a heritage site in producing an accurate visual representation of the analytical recording process and the subsequent decisions that affect the fabric of the building. Decisions on how and what to record will involve varying measures of subjective judgement of the relative values embodied in, or represented by, the building. In recent research it is becoming evident that some aspects of interpretation and significance of the component parts of the heritage site may be automatically assigned through pattern matching to potentially automatically acquired 3D data. This paper will be useful to professionals and stakeholders evaluating processes to future proof digitally recorded historical buildings and their components through tagging.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > T Technology (General) > T175 Industrial research. Research and development
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: Y Arayici
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2010 13:28
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 10:24
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/11420

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