Issam BALLOUZ | Issam HAJJAR | Eva-Maria AL HABIB NMEIR | Sandra SCHAEFER | Rasha KANJARAWI | Zoya MASOUD, Karin PÜTT | Rania ABDELLATIF | Alaa HADDAD
(Syrian Heritage Archive Project, Berlin, Germany)
Keywords: Damage Assessment, Data base
DSDS, or Digital Spaces DataSheets:
Is a web-based database for collaborative documentation, developed by Syrian Heritage Archive Project, for the purpose of Building Documentation and Damage Assessment.
Main aspects of this work are a unified methodology, accessibility for different contributors and devices and a multi-level documentation from rapid to detailed. Goal is to prepare files with an element documentation and assessment, summarized with a recommendation class for best practice first measurements, in preparation of a further rehabilitation
This solution has in detail following objectives:
- establishing documentation files for a list of monuments by collecting all available plans and photographs
- performing a damage assessment (DA), ranging between rapid (based on UNESCO forms) and detailed, based on European standard EN 16069, with German conservation expertise.
- handing over the results to all contributing partners, as well as to Syrian authorities of concern.
- sharing methods and knowledge with Syrian experts.
In this, we are using some main methods, as:
- using a restricted web-accessible database with collaborative workflow (multilingual)
- development and test of a mobile app for photographic documentation and data entry
- preparing documentation files in Berlin
- consulting multipliers from Syria and acknowledged experts
- performing training workshops for trainers on building documentation on one hand, and damage assessment on the other hand
- working with Syrian colleagues on building documentation in situ.
- for DA: setting a list of damages (kind, grade, consequence)
- for building documentation: setting an ontology to describe built elements.
A new approach in this project would be:
- adding the state/ condition of an element, of either built heritage or even any other kind of object, it allows us to establish a link between scientific research and subsequent conservation and management.
- by using a mobile app, It opens the way for civil society to participate in the management of cultural heritage