Advanced Recording Techniques for Architectural heritage using 3D Scanning and Photogrammetry

Recording the physical characteristics of historic structures and landscapes is a cornerstone of preventive maintenance, monitoring and conservation.  The information produced by such work guides decision-making by architects, property owners, site managers, public officials, and conservators.  Rigorous documentation may also serve a broader purpose: over time, it becomes the primary means by which scholars and the public apprehend a site that has since changed radically or disappeared. Led by experts in the field, decide which techniques are best suited to which sites and objectives.  this session introduces the use of 3D Scanning and digital Photogrammetry for the appropriate surveying of these buildings.

Session Details

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Thursday, May 25th, 2017: 2:00pm - 5:30pm
3.0 Structured/Core AIA LU
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Session Speaker(s)

Mario Santana

Assistant Professor, Carleton University

Assistant professor on Architectural Conservation and Sustainability at Carleton University. He is also the Director of the NSERC Create Program Engineering Heritage based at the Carleton immersive Media Studio Lab (CIMS). He serves as ICOMOS Board member and VP of the ICOMOS Scientific Committee on Heritage Documentation (CIPA). He has collaborated in several international projects in the field of heritage documentation for UNESCO, The Getty Conservation Institute, ICCROM, World Monuments Fund, UNDP among others.

Christian Ouimet

Architectural Conservation Technologist, Heritage Conservation Directorate, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC)

He is an architectural conservation technologist of the Heritage Conservation Directorate, where he is involved in the documentation and monitoring of monuments, buildings, and sites by means of various documentation tools. He has worked on various documentation projects, from large industrial sites, to topographical battlefield terrain at the Canadian First World War Memorials, in Europe. Christian is also the ICOMOS Canada delegate for CIPA, the ICOMOS scientific committee on heritage documentation. He has been a lecturer at the Université de Québec à Montreal, and taught at the R. Lemaire International Centre for Conservation, and the University of Pennsylvania.

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24-27 May 2017
Ottawa, Ontario

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