C.P.T. Studio offers a full range of services in the Digital Technology in the Heritage Conservation field. We carry out digital survey and documentation of architectural, archaeological and historical sites and artistic heritage. Furthermore, our firm offers all the complementary services to guarantee excellent customer assistance during the working phases: planning, works supervision, logistics in Italy and abroad, assistance during the project and topography.
The field experience acquired through the years and the use of the most up-to-date technologies guarantee a highly advanced approach regarding the analysis and the survey of the heritage, an essential basis for thematic studies and for any other further operation (condition survey, design, bill of quantities, works’ time schedule, structural investigations etc.). Moreover, an accurate survey helps achieving a proper knowledge of the cultural site/monument, increasing the success of conservation and presentation operations.
Since the early 2000s our activity has been focused on finding new solutions for surveying and documentation, contributing to the development of highly innovative technical systems, currently utilized in the cultural heritage sector. We’ve been, particularly, one of the first companies to use integrated systems of survey that combine 3D photogrammetric technologies, laser scans and topographic systems.
Among other assignments/activities, we developed two surveying systems specifically calibrated on urban scale, the survey of the tell and external façades of the historical city center of Erbil, Iraq, 2011, financed by UNESCO and on detailed scale, the survey of the painted surfaces of the Monastery of Gracanica, Kosovo, 2012, financed by the US Embassy.
In the first case – the tell and external façades of historical center of Erbil in Iraq – we developed an integrated methodology for fieldwork (GPS, laser scanner, Total Station and photogrammetric captures) and for the management of the post-processing in order to allow the execution of a three-dimensional survey and the following two-dimensional representation of about 45,000 m² of elevations in an extremely reduced period of time. The field survey was carried out in less than ten days and the reproduction in orthophotographic and CAD format of elevations, sections and plans required two months.
In the second case – Monastery of Gracanica in Kosovo – we elaborated a documentation system for wall paintings based on the integrated management of point clouds and orthophotos produced by laser scanner and three-dimensional photogrammetry. For the same project, all of the church’s internal painted surfaces, including those with a double curvature (domes and apses), were represented on a planar surface, in orthophotographic and CAD format. We implemented an appropriate mathematic-computing system to obtain the flat reproduction of the curved structures.
On top of the constant commitment in the field of applied research, our technicians carry out training activities in a national and international sphere. The subject of courses and lessons is principally documentation and advanced technologies for surveying and restoration purposes.
We briefly mention some of the courses held in recent years by the society’s Administrator:
Lectures within the International Training Project (ITP) at the ISCR Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro in Rome, Italy
Client: ISCR Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro
Lectures at RE-ART
Client: Centro Studi Turistici – Firenze.
Courses at the Belgrade Central Institute for the Conservation (CIK)
Project founded by: Italian Development Cooperation, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro (ISCR)
Course at the Centre for Restoration of the Monuments in Tirana within the Institute for Monuments of Culture of Albania
Project founded by: UNESCO