HBIM FOR THE SEISMIC VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT OF TRADITIONAL BELL TOWERS
- Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Catania, via Santa Sofia 64, 95123, Catania, Italy
Keywords: H-BIM, Photogrammetry, Historic bell towers, Traditional building techniques, Seismic vulnerability, Risk assessment
Abstract. The research proposes a novel and expeditious approach starting from direct and SfM (Structure from Motion) surveying up to H-BIM to provide a supporting tool to the knowledge of traditional bell towers, also useful for the seismic vulnerability assessment. The research draws on the possibility to enrich the H-BIM model with a semantic layer that takes into account the vulnerability indicators as defined in 2011 Italian Guidelines for the assessment and reduction of seismic risk of cultural heritage. Starting from 3D data survey, passing through the historical and constructive analysis, and the semantic classification of parts, the workflow foresaw the setting up of a semantic layer creating parameters to be assigned to each architectural component of the building and according an expeditious check-list which focuses on empirical knowledge of bell towers. This kind of information stored in the model could be very useful in situations that require particularly timely decision-making, such as in the case of calamitous events.