Researchers in the Building Digitalization research track focus on developing techniques for capturing or mapping detailed physical characteristics of historic structures. Students will carry out research using:

  • terrestrial and low-cost aerial surveying, including 3D scanning, thermal photography and photogrammetry;QLNSERCCraeteHE003
  • building information modelling (BIM);
  • coupling life-cycle assessment with BIM;
  • real-time simulation;
  • geographic information systems;
  • scene and motion capture; and
  • possible augmented reality applications.

This research can be used to develop a methodology for building rehabilitation, either for maintenance or to ensure a record for posterity in the event of destruction.

Researchers in Building Digitalization include:

Mario Santana, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Carleton University

Jeremy Laliberté, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University

Stephen Fai, Director, Carleton Immersive Media Studio; Azrieli School of Architecture, cross-appointed to Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Carleton University

Cécile Bulle, Département de stratégie, responsabilité sociale et environnementale, Université de Québec à Montréal

Christina Cameron, Canada Research Chair in Built Heritage, Université de Montréal