Process modeling for historical buildings restoration: an innovation in the management of cultural heritage


  • Ada Malagnino University of Salento
  • Giovanna Mangialardi University of Salento
  • Giorgio Zavarise Polytechnic of Turin
  • Angelo Corallo University of Salento



Cultural heritage is a complex ecosystem requiring innovative methods and techniques to facilitate its restoration, management and valorization. In detail, restoration processes have to preserve the original characteristics of historical buildings or sites, by involving different professional figures, each one with different roles, responsibilities and skills. In this light, a system that facilitates the information management, supported by new technologies, could allow more precise, efficient and traceable information exchange and could optimize the construction and management operative phase. Starting from these assumptions, the research proposes the application of a new integrated approach to a  restoration process of a historical building. It consists of applying Business Process Management (BPM) approach and Building Information Modeling (BIM) methodology to provide valuable insights to optimize the data flow, to gather information and to share knowledge during the restoration process, by  optimizing the whole lifecycle management process, by facilitating the ordinary and extraordinary maintenance. All these aspects are essential and strategic for the Italian cultural heritage.

Author Biographies

Ada Malagnino, University of Salento

Department of University of Salento, PhD Student

Giovanna Mangialardi, University of Salento

Department of University of Salento, PhD Student

Giorgio Zavarise, Polytechnic of Turin

Department of Structural Engineering, Construction and Geotechnics, Full Professor

Angelo Corallo, University of Salento

Department of University of Salento, Associate Professor






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