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Networking historic environmental standards to address modern challenges for sustainable conservation in HBIM

Prizeman, Oriel ORCID:, Pezzica, Camilla ORCID:, Taher, Ahmed and Boughanmi, Mahdi 2020. Networking historic environmental standards to address modern challenges for sustainable conservation in HBIM. Applied Sciences 10 (4) , 1283. 10.3390/app10041283

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Awareness of the logic and context of original (and subsequent) design priorities is critical to informing decisions relating to valorisation, repair, refurbishment, energy retrofit or re-use of built heritage. A key benefit of collating data through HBIM should be to assist others facing similar challenges. Here, examples for sharing understanding of how components belong to a system are outlined in the context of a newly completed dataset of public library buildings in the UK funded by Andrew Carnegie, predominantly built between 1900 and 1914. Demands for functionality and economy of public library buildings coupled with the emergent standardisation of building components at the time provide a specific condition with potential for further iteration to other buildings of the period or related typologies. The work highlights the urgency of providing cost-efficient knowledge sharing structures in an era of altered priorities with respect to energy use for modern heritage. We propose the means for mapping common features to network knowledge amongst stakeholders through relevant open source pathways. The results demonstrate that integrating geographic approaches to knowledge sharing in HBIM with environmental considerations also supports wider questions of risk management related to the stewardship of historic buildings in the context of climate change.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TH Building construction
T Technology > TR Photography
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: networking hbim; relational dataset; environmental paradata; design intent; carnegie libraries; sustainable building conservation
Additional Information: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License.
Publisher: MDPI
ISSN: 2076-3417
Funders: AHRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 11 February 2020
Date of Acceptance: 7 February 2020
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2023 16:27

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