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Quinn Evans’ Work at Michigan State Capitol Featured in ADSK News

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Kristina von Tish, CPSM, LEED Green Associate
Kristina von Tish
CPSM, LEED Green Associate
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A new piece on Autodesk’s blog explores how we’re leveraging cutting-edge tools to further preservation efforts at the National Historic Landmark.

A new piece on Autodesk’s blog, ADSK News, explores how we’re leveraging cutting-edge tools to further preservation efforts at the Michigan State Capitol.

In a post titled “How Laser Scanners and Digital Replicas Play a Role in Preserving Historic Sites,” senior associate Rob Fink, AIA, and associate Charles Thompson describe how we’ve incorporated laser scanning, reality-capture, building information modeling (BIM), and digital twin technologies in our work at the historic Capitol. Our historic building information management (HBIM) model for the Capitol synthesizes input from all these tools plus detailed historical documentation—creating a data-rich platform that facilitates stewardship decisions for the National Historic Landmark.

A screenshot of a digital building model interface.
HBIM model of the Michigan State Capitol with real-time temperature and humidity data.

The piece also touches on the role of Autodesk tools in the restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris, the iconic cathedral that was badly damaged by fire in 2019.

The ADSK News post follows Rob and Charles’ appearance on Autodesk’s Digital Thread podcast, where they spoke with host Cassandra Yocum about the application of digital twin technology to existing and historic buildings.

Read the full ADSK News piece here.

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