This paper explores the methodology for the production and integration of Heritage Building Information Modeling (HBIM) into the museum management system of the Emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The historic Bait Al Naboodah Museum is documented as a pilot study using terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) technology. The scanning and modelling processes are explained in a seven-stage workflow: preliminary data acquisition, site surveying and terrestrial laser scanning, processing of the captured cloud point data, post-processing and modelling, quality control, final delivery of the digital model, and its validation. The architectural elements and details of Bait Al Naboodah have been reconstructed in a multilayered 3D digital model, and its accuracy has been tested. This HBIM model has been conceived as the basis of a shared inter-institutional platform for the Museum's management.

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Published on 30/11/21
Submitted on 30/11/21

Volume Management of heritage structures and conservation strategies, 2021
DOI: 10.23967/sahc.2021.306
Licence: CC BY-NC-SA license

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