Centre for Architecture Theory Criticism History
School of Architecture

Justin Barton

Email: justin.barton@uq.net.au

Justin is a remote part-time PhD Candidate at the University of Queensland. His research is investigating the use of 3D laser scanning to improve conservation efforts and monitor erosion of fragile earthen architecture at two case study sites, one in Australia and one in Central Asia. Justin's background is in using 3D reality capture technologies (such as laser scanning and photogrammetry) to aid conservation, management of, and public outreach for cultural heritage sites. He has experience in over 50 digital cultural heritage preservation projects across the globe. This includes eight years with the heritage non-profit CyArk, with its global mission to digitally preserve, share and disseminate cultural heritage data, as well as a Masters in Archaeology from the University College London (UCL). His MA research at UCL was on the 3D scanning of earthen architecture in Central Asia to drive better-informed preventative conservation works in contrast to the, more often, reactive conservation works. Justin also sits on the Heritage Standards Committee for the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD), which is working within the USIBD to develop standardised guides for the procurement and execution of 3D imaging of heritage and historic buildings. Justin's experience at the intersection of technology and cultural heritage has provided him with a comprehensive background collaborating with heritage, government, academic, and geomatic (survey) industry organisations. Justin's project is entitled "3D Reality Capture for Conservation and Erosion Monitoring of Earth Architecture Cultural Heritage Sites in Australia and Central Asia."
Project: 3D Reality Capture for Conservation and Erosion Monitoring of Earth Architecture Cultural Heritage Sites