BASILICA DI SAN GIACOMO IN COMO (ITALY): DRAWINGS AND HBIM TO MANAGE ARCHEOLOGICAL, CONSERVATIVE AND STRUCTURAL ACTIVITIES
Keywords: Conservation, Digital Recording, Drawing, Laser Scanning, HBIM, Monitoring, Photogrammetry, Restoration
Abstract. This paper aims at presenting the recording and modelling work developed in the framework of restoration and conservation activities for the Basilica di San Giacomo in Como, Italy, whose construction started in the 11th century. The project started in 2022 and involved the application of the Historical Building Information Model (HBIM) methodology through a Scan-to-BIM approach was assessed. High-detailed 3D survey techniques were used to acquire the specific shape of the church and annexed buildings. Then, through different modelling strategies, the HBIM environment allowed the representation of all the architectural elements. The purpose of this model is to have essential support to plan the restoration activities and to give the different experts involved a single three-dimensional tool for managing all the information during the development of the construction works. The possibility to update the model over time with geometric and non-geometric information will provide a powerful tool also for other future activities, such as the installation of a monitoring system that could reveal the displacements of bearing elements of the church.