Heritage Building Information Modelling for Historic Temple in Johor Bahru

A 151-year-old historic temple in Johor Bahru, Johor, was remodeled using a Heritage Building Information Modelling (HBIM) approach. The implementation seeks to reproduce an accurate as-built drawing for the temple, which is currently unavailable and has created problems with temple management and upkeep. Our team took a significant time to 3D scan the temple, which is in a congested area surrounded by skyscrapers, using advanced technologies, including a 3D laser scanner, and processing applications such as Scene and Autodesk Revit.

The method utilized was able to capture accurate information about the temple, which was then transformed into a 3D model that could be used for better operation and maintenance planning and management. The 3D model developed was also designed for VR environment, which allows the management and maintenance team to plan effective maintenance strategies remotely, enhancing visualization and making maintenance planning easier.