“Information Technology and the Rehabilitation of Heritage Buildings” … Seminar at the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology

“Information Technology and the Rehabilitation of Heritage Buildings” … Seminar at the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology

The Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (EJUST) organized yesterday a virtual seminar to discuss “how to rehabilitate heritage buildings”, with the participation of a number of experts, consultants, professors and students at the university.

Prof. Amin Shoukry, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at EJUST and the principal investigator of the project for the rehabilitation of heritage buildings in Alexandria Governorate (partly funded by the European Union), said that the project aims to use information technology in the field of rehabilitation of heritage buildings. This will be done by designing 3D models of the target buildings including information on building materials and style in order to facilitate maintenance strategies and simulate temperatures inside these buildings to study the extent of their need for heating or cooling during the different seasons of the year.

Prof. Shoukry explained that the project included proposing strategies to reduce energy consumption costs and raise its efficiency, and to provide a tool for the public owner to manage, monitor and rationalize energy consumption rates in order to preserve the environment and heritage buildings at the same time.

He added that the research team will prepare a workshop on energy conservation in public and heritage buildings in particular, noting that the study has shed light on the possibility of establishing bodies that would finance similar projects to rationalize energy consumption in heritage and public buildings