Structural typologies represent a group of buildings with similar geometrical configuration and seismic performance. These typologies are normally used in the preliminary stages of structural assessment of building stocks since they provide an overview of quick results which guide subsequent studies of cases that resemble the types. This article provides a methodology of structural typification using modern technologies for digitalization and visualization of information based on the study of a representative sample of 22 churches located in the South Andean zone of Peru and considered as part of Peru’s Cultural Heritage. For each church, the information has been acquired and digitally modeled through the integration of reverse engineering methods and Heritage Building Information Modelling (HBIM). Furthermore, in order to improve the visualization and interaction experience, a mobile application using Augmented Reality was developed. The use of these modern techniques allowed the management of the information, which enhanced the comprehension of the churches and thus enabled its further structural analyses. As a result, it has been identified 11 structural typologies of Andean churches, based on the material of its load bearing system, their architectural form and some geometrical particularities of its structural elements.

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Volume Management of heritage structures and conservation strategies, 2021
DOI: 10.23967/sahc.2021.272
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