Digital Documentation of Heritage Buildings using the Principles of Heritage Building Information Modeling (Case Study: Cirebon City Hall)


  • Erwin Yuniar Rahadian Institut Teknologi Nasional Bandung
  • Nurhidayah Nurhidayah Sekolah Tinggi Teknologi Cirebon


documentation, BIM, heritage, conservation, reconstruction, virtual building


Cirebon City is an old city which is rich in heritage buildings from the Dutch colonial era which still survive today, one of which is the Cirebon City Hall building. As a cultural heritage building, based on the results of field visits, the City Hall building does not have complete drawing documents and material specifications. This is thought to be experienced by most other cultural heritage buildings. In answering the above problems, along with the development of Architecture, Engineering, and Construction technology, the planning process to building maintenance and repair can be managed digitally using a variety of Building Information Modeling (BIM) based tools. In the case of cultural heritage buildings, the principle of BIM technology used is Heritage / Historical Building Information Modeling or H-BIM. H-BIM is used for heritage and archeology, documentation, research, conservation, renovation, and asset management as digital information data on cultural heritage buildings. This research begins by conducting a survey of building geometry measurements and identifying building materials, then compiling the information based on the principles of Heritage-Building Information Modeling (H-BIM). The documentation resulted in a digital model of building reconstruction complete with other non-geometric information of more than 1500 building elements. This information is organized based on the classification of building elements in the BIM. The data in the BIM format is used as a cultural heritage building document asset which can then be used in making maintenance and restoration plans for the building. Besides that, the 3-dimensional geometry model of the building can be used as a virtual museum for cultural heritage buildings