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“Heritage and time: mapping what is not there”

Littlefield, David



Yusuf Arayici

John Counsell


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). Oxford: Routledge

Publication Date Feb 14, 2017
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 32-44
Book Title Heritage Building Information Modelling
ISBN 9781138645684
Keywords heritage, BIM, building information modelling, time, authenticity
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