Aula Palatina, Trier

3D-Monitoring of roman plastering at the Aula Palatina

As part of a research project of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hildesheim/Holzminden/Göttingen areas of roman plaster at Aula Palatina in Trier, which is UNESCO World Heritage, were recorded periodically and compared to detect movements or deterioration.

For this 3D-Monitoring the documentation of several test areas the structured light scanner Comet L3D (Steinbichler) was used. On the one hand the scanner enables high resolution for an extremely detailed recording of the surface, on the other hand its compact construction enables an easy workflow even in cramped conditions like on a scaffolding.

Through surface comparison with scans of previous campaigns, changes, movements and deterioration of the plaster can be detected and shown easily.