Senior Heritage Consultant, Jenna Johnston, and BIM Manager, Paul Thornborough, will be speaking at this year’s BIM4Heritage Conference.
Titled "Learning from the past to preserve the future", this year’s conference will respond to the tragic events that occurred at Notre-Dame Cathedral earlier in the year. A series of presentations and lectures will analyse the issue of digital asset management of heritage structures and will explore how lessons might be learnt to prevent such a tragedy happening again.
Jenna and Paul will be sharing examples of how the practice has applied BIM to disaster recovery projects and projects involving highly sensitive historic sites.
This will include an analysis of how digital technologies have informed the restoration of Grade II* Wythenshawe Hall, which was extensively damaged by a fire in 2016. They will also present a case study examining how BIM has supported public consultation, design development and the creation of a Heritage Impact Assessment for a World Heritage Site for Cadw.
BIM4Heritage is a special interest group established within the BIM4Communities to champion Building Information Modelling (BIM) within the Historic Environment. The group is formed by various specialists, including those within the AEC industry, conservation, heritage organisations, academic departments and end-users.
The purpose of the BIM4Heritage Group is to promote the learning, awareness and understanding of BIM within the conservation and heritage sector of the built environment, and to influence and integrate with wider industry needs. The vision of BIM4Heritage Group is to provide a forum for organisations and industry professionals to share knowledge and lessons learnt to BIM applied to the historic environment.
Tickets for the event and further information can be found: here.