A BRIEF FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS OF HBIM/GIS INTEGRATION IN THE INFRASTRUCTURE HERITAGE CONSERVATION: THE CASE OF THE CHINESE EASTERN RAILWAY(CER) MAIN LINE
Keywords: Chinese Eastern Railway (CER), Heritage Conservation, HBIM, GIS, Integration, Railway Infrastructure
Abstract. Large-scale infrastructure is typically regarded as a symbol of technological and engineering development during its construction time. This phenomenon is particularly evident in the infrastructure heritage along the Chinese Eastern Railway (CER) Main Line. However, the conservation of this crucial component of the CER, which is an important cross-culture and linear heritage in China, has received little attention, with conservation methods remaining relatively traditional. Due to threats posed by human and natural factors, the remaining infrastructure heritage is at risk of being lost. Additionally, the vanished part, including the infrastructure and technical heritage applied during construction, cannot be revealed. To address this issue, new technologies and management methods, such as BIM/HBIM and GIS, should be introduced to reconstruct the vanished part and record the status quo of what still remains. We propose building a database that integrates HBIM and GIS to facilitate the preservation of this historic infrastructure and analyse the feasibility of this method. Our research aims to establish an accurate, efficient, and collaborative method for integrating historical data and preserving the infrastructure heritage along the Main Line of the CER.