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Regeneration and documentation of historic geometric Islamic patterns via HBIM: a case study of Choli minaret, Kurdistan Region

Koosha Wafaei Baneh (Department of Project Management and Construction, Nooretouba Institute of Higher Education, Tehran, Iran)
Bira Wafaei Baneh (Department of Project Management and Construction, Mehralborz Institute of Higher Education, Tehran, Iran)
Ashraf Osman (Structural Engineering Department, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt)
Omid Mostafapour (Department of Architecture, Islamic Azad University of Maragheh, Maragheh, Iran)
Zidan Rasheed Bradosty (College of Arts, Salahaddin University- Hawler, Erbil, Iraq)

International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation

ISSN: 2398-4708

Article publication date: 14 July 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

Due to the weaknesses of the traditional methods and advances in science, using currently new technologies such as building information modeling (BIM) for the restoration and revival of historical monuments is considered a novel solution. This study addresses how computer science in BIM can contribute significantly to the restoration and improvement of the cultural heritage.

Design/methodology/approach

This study addresses how computer science in BIM can contribute significantly to the restoration and improvement of the cultural heritage.

Findings

Also, it assesses through this application, the capabilities of current software's in developing with the use of photogrammetry an accurate geometrical models for the minaret with its elements are linked to databases carrying information related to the minaret texture, historical identity and decoration. Finally, it shows the importance of this model to support experts in case of future restoration and conservation to the minaret.

Originality/value

The research describes the process of regenerating and documenting the motifs of the historical Choli minaret in Erbil. It explains the steps followed for full application of the historical buildings information modeling (HBIM) to this minaret.

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Citation

Wafaei Baneh, K., Wafaei Baneh, B., Osman, A., Mostafapour, O. and Bradosty, Z.R. (2021), "Regeneration and documentation of historic geometric Islamic patterns via HBIM: a case study of Choli minaret, Kurdistan Region", International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJBPA-03-2021-0043

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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