Enhancing heritage and traditional architecture conservation through digital technologies. developing a digital conservation handbook for as-salt, jordan

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Trillo, C., Aburamadan, R., Udeaja, C., Moustaka, A., Baffour, K.G. and Makore, B.C.N. (2020). Enhancing heritage and traditional architecture conservation through digital technologies. developing a digital conservation handbook for as-salt, jordan. in: New Metropolitan Perspectives Knowledge Dynamics, Innovation-driven Policies Towards the Territories’ Attractiveness Volume 1 Springer International Publishing. pp. 211-219
AuthorsTrillo, C., Aburamadan, R., Udeaja, C., Moustaka, A., Baffour, K.G. and Makore, B.C.N.
Abstract

© The Author(s) 2020. Heritage cities are facing unprecedented pressure, due to the combination of climate change impacts, rapid urbanization and uncontrolled growth. Historic urban centres in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries are particularly exposed. This paper discusses the benefit of applying digital technologies, and in particular Building Information Modeling (BIM), in supporting heritage conservation, by developing a proof of concept based on a purposely chosen case study, i.e. the traditional Jordanian city of As-Salt near Amman. Building on and moving forward the tradition of paper-based Conservation Handbooks for historic cities, this study aims at exploiting the potential of digital technologies for enhancing the development and implementation of Digital Conservation Handbooks. Documentation and promoting of As-Salt will be conducted through developing a set of virtual models (3D models and BIM objects) suitable to support the construction sector and traditional architecture and heritage, framed and delivered in form of Digital Conservation Handbook. This will be achieved by: developing a new set of BIM (Building Information Modeling) objects related to the traditional architecture heritage in Jordan, suitable to be used by engineers and architects in the development of interventions on the built environment; creating a library of 3D models of exemplar buildings (Jordan heritage and traditional architecture), suitable to be used to promote the tourist image of Jordan. This will set a precedent for further documentation and heritage conservation of traditional cities in Jordan, MENA countries and internationally. Finally, the paper will discuss issues and challenges of documenting traditional heritage and architecture in As-Salt and the impact that such process may achieve in raising awareness across the local communities, thus offering insights to the larger community of architects, conservationists, and planners.

KeywordsHeritage conservation ; Conservation handbooks; Heritage and BIM
Page range211-219
Year2020
Book titleNew Metropolitan Perspectives Knowledge Dynamics, Innovation-driven Policies Towards the Territories’ Attractiveness Volume 1
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
EditionVol. 177
SeriesSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
ISBN978-3-030-52869-0
978-3-030-52868-3
Publication dates
Print01 Jan 2020
Online25 Jul 2020
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Accepted20 Oct 2019
Deposited27 May 2021
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-52869-0_18
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