Chinese enterprise, Russian university collaborate in research of ancient building restoration

By Shihao
  • World
  • Tuesday, 21 Jul 2020

MOSCOW, July 20 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese construction company and a Russian university have co-authored a paper on restoring ancient European structures with building information modeling (BIM) technology.

The paper was published in the Russian journal Industrial and Civil Engineering, co-author and engineer Yuan Wencen with the Chinese enterprise told Xinhua on Monday.

This was the first time that a Chinese enterprise and a Russian university co-authored and published a paper in the field of construction on an international journal, he said, adding that the new findings could contribute to the China-Russia Year of Scientific and Technological Innovation 2020-2021.

The article, written by the China Construction First Building (Group) Corporation Limited and Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, describes main trends in the development of the BIM technology in restoration and reconstruction of historical and cultural heritage buildings. The practical part of the paper presents the company's experience in restoring the site of the sixth National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 1928 in a Moscow suburb, Yuan said.

The enterprise revived the venue of the historic CPC congress in 2016, using the BIM technology to reproduce with high accuracy the original appearance of the dilapidated villa built in 1827.

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