Stone Digital 3 - Sustainable solutions for our built heritage

Stone Show


Digital transformation of the historic building repair & maintenance sector – balancing Superhero Technology with Tradition

22 Feb 2022
Stone Digital

With the increasing demand for quality repair and maintenance in the historic built environment, impeded by the problem of skills shortages and the move to a low-carbon economy,  investment in new technologies and innovative processes becomes paramount for modernising practice and training. 

This presentation focuses on the pace of technological change and considers the role the uptake of digital technologies (such as laser scanning, thermal imaging and cloud-computing) will play in providing support to specialist SMEs in delivering high-quality repair and maintenance of historic buildings, raising project productivity and performance, whilst also provide organisational benefits and advantages. The presentation provides a 'snapshot' of several demonstration projects, where SMEs have incorporated data capture, visualisation and communication technologies into their existing processes and practice. 

Dr Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, Senior Lecturer - University of the West of Scotland
Dr Scott McGibbon, Director - PvoTAL Consultancy

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