This paper examines ideas of authenticity and meaning, and considers how Heritage Building Information Modelling/Management may be used as a system which attempts to capture a site in its multiple conditions, enabling a comparison between its ideal and actual states, and permitting users to access the meanings implied by the differences between those states. HBIM implies, therefore, a recognition of what is not, as well as what is, there – while acknowledging that what is there may be intangible, such as association, identity, memory and cultural value.
Littlefield, D. (2017). “Heritage and time: mapping what is not there”. In J. Counsell, L. Mahdjoubi, & Y. Arayici (Eds.), Heritage Building Information Modelling, 32-44. Routledge