Assessment of seismic stability of historical monuments is one of the big challenges faced by many civil engineers. This is because historical monuments are sophisticated in nature and made of comprehensive architectural elements such as domes, arches, beam roofs, facades, ornamental frames and rosettes. Computer modeling of these unique monuments with these geometric figures are not always easy. But this issue may be resolved with the usage of tools in Building Information Modeling and workflows.  

Digital Architecture Team has organized a demo project to assess the seismic stability of Ash-Shoshiy Mausoleum in Khasti Imom Complex in Tashkent. First of all, the interior and exterior sides of Mausoleum were scanned with the usage of FARO M70 instrument and all point clouds were registered. Then Sketch Up and Revit model was constructed by using registered point clouds. In Revit model, properties of construction materials of Mausoleum are also provided.

Ash-Shoshiy Mausoleum, Khasti Imom Complex in Tashkent
Top view of Ash-Shoshiy Mausoleum and location of FARO M70 laser scanner

In the final stage, Revit model of Mausoleum was uploaded to LIRA 10 software with its material properties to assess seismic stability. Next, acquired solid experience will be used in historic cities of Uzbekistan.

Registered point cloud of Ash-Shoshiy Mausoleum
Revit model of Ash-Shoshiy Mausoleum

“Traditional Bukharian Jewish Houses” Project

In the fall of 2021, Digital Architecture Team (DAT) of Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent (TTPU) joined the “Traditional Bukharian Jewish Houses” project in the city of Bukhara to bring its own technical expertise to a unique project implemented by the International Institute for Central Asian Studies (IICAS) and Bukhara National University. Its funding comes from the World Monuments Fund (WMF). 

The aim of the project is to utilize the latest digital technologies for electronic documentation and creating the best conservation practice guidelines for Bukharian Traditional Jewish Houses. 

The first phase of the project was conducted from 25 of September and the first day of October of 2021 in the historical areas of Bukhara.  

Only a cohort of students joined DAT under the strong leadership of professors from Civil Engineer and Architecture Department at TTPU in a joint collaboration with a specialist of IICAS. So far, the project members successfully reached the objectives put forward in the first phase of the project. 

The objectives were both to survey the three traditional Jewish Houses and to document them electronically with the usage of FARO M70 terrestrial laser scanner and other geodetic surveying instruments. It should be noted that these geodetic instruments were purchased in the framework of ERAMCA project which stands for Environmental Risk Assessment And Mitigation On Cultural Heritage Assets In Central Asia https://eramca.com/. 


The second phase of the project is to be conducted in the summer of 2022 within the historical part of Bukhara, Uzbekistan. Details of the process of research and structural modeling of buildings.


SPACE.COM – New Curriculum for Space and Telecommunication Systems (~95 547 EUR)

Start: 15-11-2019 – End: 14-11-2022

Project Reference: 609715-EPP-1-2019-1-UZ-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

EU Grant: 998997 EUR

Program: Erasmus+

Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practice section

Type: Capacity Building in higher education


SPACE.COM is aimed to adapt, modernize and restructure existing curricula in space systems and communication engineering; to develop new certified courses according to the new achievements in the area, the labor market demands and the Bologna Process; to test innovated curricula and to disseminate the results.

The planned curricular reform will focus on the content, structure, teaching methods and the use of new teaching materials with regard to the European modernization agenda for higher education.

Specific objectives are:

– Analyses of educational needs in the target area according to the market demands and current curricula review;

– To design syllabi and course content and assessment for regular and continuing education courses in space systems and communication engineering to meet the user needs;

– To adapt/develop new e-learning courses with modular structure for the innovated curricula of partner universities and to establish a platform and procedures for knowledge sharing;

– To perform a pilot test and to start the implementation of the joint modules/courses delivery during the last project year;

– Rapprochement of the HEI of PCs with the Labour Market;






ERAMCA project

Start: 15-01-2020 – End: 14-01-2023

Project Reference: 609574-EPP-1-2019-1-IT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

EU Grant: 801376 EUR

Programme: Erasmus+

Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Action Type: Capacity Building in higher education


ERAMCA project introduces in the Partner Countries an interdisciplinary approach to the complex problem of environmental risk assessment and reduction on Cultural Heritage assets in Central Asia. The project starts with an investigation of the local needs in Partner Countries and transforms those requests into a curriculum of a Master (120 ECTS), a digital library where all the teaching materials (e.g. books, hypertexts, video, best practices) related to the courses planned for the Master are stored and freely accessible by everyone. The project foresees the realization of 4 specialized laboratories for the activation, in each of the Universities of the Partner Countries, of a Pilot Course to test the effectiveness of the didactic project with the users and eventually apply the appropriate corrections that will allow to draw up the didactic plan definitive. The laboratories will remain available to the Universities participating in the project for the systemization of the educational project in the institutional training activities. The UNESCO Office of Tashkent and the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Uzbekistan participate as associated partners to drive the project towards an internationally accepted standard and a real understanding of local needs. They will test if the achieved results will fit the real needs of the involved Partner Countries. The main envisaged impacts are the introduction into the Partner Countries HEIs of an interdisciplinary approach to solve complex problems that are of prominent local interest, the introduction of internationally accepted concepts on Conservation of Cultural Heritage assets, the correct comprehension of the environment actions on the Conservation of Cultural Heritage assets, and the growing up of the skills of a significant group of local teachers.