Using the latest in remote sensing technology, we create 3D models of historic buildings. These highly-accurately architectural records map the features that give character to our heritage structures, enabling restoration to the finest detail.

Unfortunately, the majority of heritage buildings do not come with an original detailed set of plans. A 3D survey, which produces a digital twin, is a fast, accurate, safe and non-intrusive method of creating a historical record.

Our 3D asset management solution models structures in real-time as well as capturing condition assessment activities in the field, building up a complete inspection history over time. Defects can be recorded by priority, based on the urgency of the repair works. Once restoration works have commenced, the same digital twin can be updated as the project progresses.

Ultimately, this technology enables our team to complete tasks faster and with greater accuracy and reliability. The outcome is a technical team with more time for higher level problem solving and decision making regarding restoration.

Case Study: St Joseph’s Church Condition Assessment
Located in Subiaco, the 86 year old St Joseph’s Catholic Church needs renovation, which was why Duratec was engaged to produced a 2D model of the building. We also presented the client with a 3D model as a comparison, within the budget scope. The high level of detail captured by the 3D model provides greater insight into the inaccessible areas associated with historic buildings. Repairs can then be prioritised with greater accuracy.

Click here to view the 3D model of St Joseph’s Church. By clicking and dragging on the model, this heritage listed building can be viewed from any angle.