1st Edition

Heritage Building Conservation Sustainable and Digital Modelling

Edited By Mohamed Marzouk Copyright 2024
    152 Pages 63 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book provides a holistic perspective on the sustainable conservation of heritage buildings through outlining the factors that influence the preservation, operational performance and maintainability of heritage buildings and the application of new methodologies and technologies.

    Using real cases from Egypt, a country which comprises a vast number of unique heritage structures, each of which is deteriorating at its own pace, this book presents a systematic, data-based approach to manage aging and deteriorating heritage assets in a cost-effective way. The authors initially provide an overview and history of conservation and maintenance work as well as the current codes and standards that regulate the preservation of these buildings. Further chapters then cover:

    • The technology used to digitally document heritage buildings, including LIDAR, photogrammetry, Heritage Building Information Modelling (HBIM), and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies
    • Introducing a Maintainability Index of Heritage Buildings (MIHB) to support the decision-making and prioritization process for the maintenance of heritage buildings
    • The adaptive reuse of heritage buildings
    • Modelling embodied and operational energy performance
    • Using Chatbot and Blockchain technology to support the management and preservation of heritage buildings

    Ultimately, this book presents a useful tool for use in heritage management and highlights how the reusability of heritage buildings is critical to the creation and survival of sustainable communities. It will be useful reading for researchers, architects, engineers and especially those involved in the management of heritage buildings.

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    Mohamed Marzouk, Maryam El-Maraghy, and Maryam ElSharkawy

    Chapter 2: Science Mapping Analysis of Sustainable Heritage Buildings

    Basma Mohamed and Mohamed Marzouk

    Chapter 3: Maintainability Index of Heritage Buildings

    Hoda Abdelrazik and Mohamed Marzouk

    Chapter 4: Heritage Conservation and Reusability

    Maryam ElSharkawy and Mohamed Marzouk

    Chapter 5: Digital Documentation of Heritage Buildings

    Mahmoud Metawie and Mohamed Marzouk

    Chapter 6: Heritage Buildings Operational Performance

    Maryam El-Maraghy, Mahmoud Metawie and Mohamed Marzouk

    Chapter 7: Managing Heritage Assets using Blockchain Technology

    Nouran Labib, Mahmoud Metawie and Mohamed Marzouk


    Mohamed Marzouk is Professor of Construction Engineering and Management in the Structural Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University. Dr. Marzouk has more than 25 years of experience in the Civil Engineering. His experience covers different phases of projects including design, construction, monitoring, research, consulting, and project management. He also served as a consultant for many mega-construction projects in Egypt. Dr. Marzouk is acting as a Chair for Egyptian Code of Building Information Modeling. Dr. Marzouk authored and co-authored over 300 scientific publications. He is recognized and named among the top 2% of the world’s most impactful scientists by Stanford University and Elsevier for three successive years 2020, 2021, and 2022. Dr. Marzouk supervised close to 120 graduate students including 31 at the PhD level. He has acted as a Principle Investigator (PI) for eight research grants. His research interests include sustainable civil and resilient infrastructure, sustainability and green buildings, computer simulation, optimization, integrated project delivery exploring related technology including building information modeling (BIM), 3D laser scanning, virtual/augment reality, digital twins, and artificial intelligence. Dr. Marzouk has been involved in several academic and scientific committees. He has been awarded several excellence awards and scholarships.