WARMEST - tools survey

Tools survey

WARMEST –or loW Altitude Remote sensing for the Monitoring of the state of cultural hEritage Sites: building an inTegrated model for maintenance– is a a H-2020 Marie Curie Research and Innovation Staff Mobility Project (H2020- Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions-RISE-2017)

WARMEST project is carried out by an international and multi sectorial consortium. That consortium is formed by more than 30 researchers belonging to 3 academic institutions, 5 private companies and 3 associations from 4 different countries

WARMEST strategic goal is to optimize maintenance procedures in cultural and natural heritage sites through the introduction of new technologies to collect data and new tools to analyse it, creating a novel specific Decision Support System.

Within this strategic framework, some components of the consortium have developed a series of tools and models around the management, maintenance, restoration and monitoring of cultural heritage and historic buildings.

We bring the information of these tools and models closer to professionals of the sector and related to WARMEST topics: cultural heritage practitioners, conservators, restorers, curators, evaluators, companies that operate in the field of facility management and maintenance actions,…  by inviting them to participate in our individualized survey and to know their point of view regarding the systems presented, their use, complexity and integration in their daily work.

FM Branch to Core

This model is a tool for Facility Management, which supports engineers’, architects’ and facility managers’ decisions on the actions to perform on buildings over time to ensure their conservation with the best effects and the lowest possible expenditure.

The goal of the tool is the optimization of maintenance costs for the cultural heritage, by allowing facility managers to have a general, real-time updated, synergic, and functional view of the conservation state of all the single parts of a historical building


Defect Detection module is a software module that process 3D models for detecting automatically defects as an alternative to on-site inspection.

This software module executes a novel pipeline of processes that exploit the benefits of geometrical and deep learning based state of the art methods for identifying geometrical patches in the 3D model that is provided as input, that can be classified as defects and separate them from patches that are classified as geometric features.


Interactive web-based annotation tool for 3D objects, which is primarily attuned to aid cultural heritage conservators, restorers, and curators in easily handling, segmenting, and annotating 3D digital replicas of artefacts.

The main purpose of ART3mis is to provide people with no expertise or technical skills in 3D imaging and graphics, a simple, user-friendly, interactive annotation application.


An ontology models a domain of knowledge with a set of appropriate entities and their instances, and with relations among them; it is used to accurately and consistently document information and assets related to a cultural monument.

The proposed ontology schema supports the documentation of the condition of a column and its parts, the related digital resources as well as the documentation of measurement, digital resource development and column condition assessment activities.

WARMEST App Prototype

It is a tool for monitoring changes in monuments. We would like to show all changes occurring in monuments on a timeline (photos and thermographic images).

First, select a location on the map and then you will see a 3D model of the selected monument. You can rotate and zoom in on it. Then any column can be selected for analysis. When you select individual columns, you will see on the timeline all the changes that have occurred in them.

Structural Diagnosis Tool

This module presents a methodology for the structural diagnosis of column type elements based on the analysis of wave propagation inside them.

Seismic and/or ultrasonic tomography allows to determine the degree of deterioration of the material, as well as the existence of internal defects that could influence the structural behavior of the element.

These techniques are of great interest for the human teams dedicated to the conservation of heritage elements.

WARMEST Consortium