Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

A. Wutte, P. Ferschin, G. Suter:
"Excavation goes BIM. Building Analysis of Egyptian Funerary Monuments with Building Information Modeling Methods";
Talk: 20th Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies, Wien; 2015-11-02 - 2015-11-04; in: "Proceedings of the 20th Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies", Stadtarchäologie Wien, Wien (2015), ISBN: 978-3-200-04698-6; 9 pages.

English abstract:
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) capture, edit
, store, reorganize and present spatial data of
model buildings and are widely used at archaeologic
al surveys and archaeological information processin
such as prediction modeling. The process of Buildin
g Information Modeling (BIM) additionally includes
methods to create and analyze spatial structure and
is therefore promising to study also historic buil
To evaluate BIM analysis methods in the context of
archaeology the funerary monuments of Harwa, Anch H
Karabasken and Irtieru were chosen as an experiment
al test bed. The Theban monuments date to the 25th
and 26th Egyptian dynasty and were built by high of
ficials. They represent the monuments of the type o
f Late
Period private funerary complexes in Thebes.
An essential question was, if the building or usage
concept of a tomb can be defined from an architect
point of view by analysis methods. Starting with a
survey of existing structures of the Egyptian funer
monument, a space model (BIM model) is derived from
the surveyed data that can be obtained by 3D
scanning or photogrammetry. The next step was the s
election and development of architectural analysis
methods that were applied to this space model. Thes
e included: space and daylight accessibility and an
of spatial zones such as offering sites. The creati
on of a BIM model in combination with an interactiv
visualization of the antique structure additionally
offered visible information about the visibility a
nd accessibility
of rooms, areas and decoration positions as well as
the display of metadata obtained from analyzing th
This presented approach of analyzing architectural
properties may be applied for other sites, cultural
and building types.

Building Information Modeling, space modeling, arc hitectural analysis, Egyptian funerary monuments

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