While it may have initially taken root within the realm of new construction, Building Information Modelling (BIM) has recently started to emerge within the heritage sector. Looking at case studies like the Canadian Parliamentary Precinct, we can see a strong advocate for BIM in the heritage world. Through the digitization of existing conditions with instruments such as laser scanning and photogrammetry, highly accurate digital models are virtually reconstructing the historical structures. As a result, the building information models are becoming an especially precise and technical representation of the existing. Within this digital technology lies an unprecedented opportunity to document the underlying history of the built heritage. What comes after this virtual reconstruction is the important question. Can BIM narrate the history of a building through its virtual world?

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Keywords Architectural Representation, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Digitally Assisted Storytelling
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/VSMM.2017.8346281
Conference 23rd International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2017
Citation
Gallant, M. (Martine), & Fai, S. (2018). BIM: The virtual capriccio: New paradigm of the modern tool in the heritage world. In Proceedings of the 2017 23rd International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2017 (pp. 1–8). doi:10.1109/VSMM.2017.8346281