EXISTING-BIM: INTEGRATED SURVEY PROCEDURES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE
This paper is aimed at illustrating the operation workflow to create a BIM model of an existing building, by highlighting its process starting from photogrammetric acquisitions and indicating its critical elements as regards data structure and the following modeling. The subject of this study is a reinforced concrete building of the 1960s on six levels. At present, it is undergoing an extensive refurbishment with the purpose of converting its original function, from the US Navy Hospital into offices. Since it was possible to access archive documents concerning the executive design and to carry out even invasive surveys for acquiring specific data about building details, BIM modeling could refer to a significant amount of qualitative and quantitative data. This circumstance characterized the work steps of a BIM modeling which, although referred to an existing building, may also be applied to new constructions. Building technology has implicitly facilitated the identification of the constructive elements and the creation of a list, although the unusual shape of the structure has caused specific problems differently discussed and documented in the text.