The historic city of Jeddah faces serious issues in the documentation, conservation, and recording of its valuable building stock. Terrestrial Laser Scanning and Architectural Photogrammetry have already been used in many Heritage sites in the world. The integration of heritage recording and Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been introduced as HBIM and is now a method to document and manage these buildings. In the last 10 years ago many traditional engineering methods were used to record the buildings in Old Jeddah. However, these methods can sometimes offer unreliable information, take a long time, and often lack completeness. This work will look at another method for heritage recording by using the Jeddah Historical Building Information Modelling (JHBIM).
I first became aware of BIM when I re-joined the Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Department (CEGE) as a research intern in March 2011. My initial Geomatics MEng degree gave me an understanding of many areas of measurement and tied with my employment at a large surveying firm and construction background from my A-level course I have a relevant background into the workflows that BIM is intended to improve and disrupt.
Since March I have worked with colleagues within the department to establish BIM as a relevant subject. This involved gaining a good foundation knowledge while establishing links to industry partners for case studies into how laser scanning could be best utilised. Also a Higher Education London Outreach (HELO) project was set up with UCL Advances and an SME to advise them on the integration of laser scanning towards BIM production in their company.
From this initial groundwork in the department I was offered a MPhil/PhD studentship by CEGE, which itself has identified BIM as a key research area going forward. The topic has the potential of bringing together interests from across the CEGE department and this studentship is the first step towards this.
My research looks into Building Information Modelling and the processes of real world data capture to facilitate the BIM workflow using 3D Laser Scanning. I also participate as an active member of the Government BIM Task Group on Laser Scanning.
Daniel joins the EngD from itmsoil, a company providing structural monitoring systems to the construction sector, where he was involved in sensor design, testing and calibration, on-site installation, system design, and data analysis. His experience spans rail, dams, towers, tunnels and other major infrastructure works, including the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, Heathrow Terminal 5, Thameslink upgrade, Victoria Station Upgrade and, most recently working as a project manager on Crossrail contract C701.
Working with and alongside the itmsoil R&D department, Daniel has been involved in a number of technological developments within the monitoring industry, including Electrolevel & Bassett Convergence System improvements, MEMS & radio based sensors, web-based data visualisation and Automated Total Stations.
Daniel holds an MSc in Information Systems, and is currently with VEIV, investigating uses of photogrammetry in tunnel monitoring, as well as novel data management and visualisation method
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