19 September 2018
Since 2016, the Department of History, Representation and Restoration of Architecture at Sapienza University of Rome have been investigating a double BIM (Building Information Modelling) path connected to natural disasters: prevention and reconstruction. Their focus is to investigate how small towns, made up of vernacular buildings, can join a BIM procedure. We are no longer speaking of HBIM (Historic Building Information Modelling), but of ARIM (Assessment Reconstruction Information Modelling). The main topic is linked to “data fusion”, where interdisciplinary skills meet up, ranging from the historical sector, to surveying, urban planning, restoration, structures and design. How should data be organised? What are the local regulations? Where – and how – do research and the professional world meet each other? These are the topics of a seminar where different cultures and different research fields can be compared to find some common denominators.
Prof. Tommaso Empler and PhD student Adriana Caldarone work for the Department of History, Representation and Restoration of Architecture (Italian acronym DSDRA) in the Architecture faculty of Sapienza University of Rome. The Department was established on July 1, 2010 following a structural reorganisation of Sapienza University of Rome.
Research objectives of the Department focus on:
- History of Architecture – including the study of historiographic theories and methods, single historical buildings, cities, smaller towns and landscapes
- Drawing – including representation methods, the history of representation, the latest architectural and territorial representation and survey techniques, graphics, and design
- Restoration – including theories and methods of conservative restoration, the elaboration of conservation and restoration projects, the consolidation of surfaces, and structural consolidation.