Villa Serena

Rome - Italy


BLD Management Ltd




3.000 smq




Villa Serena is a historic Roman villa in the center of the Parioli district, one of the most renowned in the city. The villa consists of 4 levels plus a basement level with a private pool and spa. BIMON performed a precision laserscanner survey (error under a centimeter) in order to obtain a digital model exactly corresponding to what was realized and support the client during the work.


Project Background

Villa Serena is located in Via Dolci 13 and 19. We are on the Parioli Mountains, on the hill called Monte di San Valentino, in a dominant position overlooking the entire Tevere valley to the north and west.


In the sixteenth century, Villa Serena extended from Via Flaminia to the valley of the Arco Oscuro (today Via Monti Parioli) and was bordered by the vest property of the Colonna family on the land of the ancient Villa Poggi (today Villa Balestra). Later it become Villa Cardelli and in 1906 it was sold to the Fossati family.

With the Regulatory Plan of 1909, the area is destinated to stately villas and Adele Maria Fossati commissions the architect Garibaldi Burba of the transformation of the noble casino into a small villa in teo-medioeval style: the present Villa Serena, while the large park is parcelled out, sold and built. Via Sassoferrato, via Cavalier d’Arpino and via Carlo Dolci are private roads born on the allotment of the villa.

In the land of Villa Cardelli, in 1912 on the project of the architect Mazzocchi, was also built Villino Castelloni.

The project Goals was about the development of a multidisciplinary BIM model corresponding to the realized work (as-built) of the Villa Serena, updated alongside the development of the construciton site, with the aim of using this model for the future facility management and operations of the building.




For the architectural discipline, BIM modeling focused on the return of the first work carried out on site (window frames, screeds, frame of plasterboard walls). The BIM model contains all the architectural elements made in the current state and the provisions of the project provided to us. In this way it will be possible to identify any inconsistencies or problems before implementation.

Site Inspection and Laser Scan

The site inspection was very useful for understanding the project and the real progress of the work. Numerous inspection campaigns were carried out alongside the laser scanner survey activities. For the subsequent phases of the work, the on-site inspection period on site will be essential in order to monitor the progress of the work to be returned in the BIM model, to support the construction management in monitoring the differences between project and realized and to collect useful information for the future property management.


The modelling phase has been preceded by a deep structural drawings study developing the parametric Revit families of the shafts and consolidation works types. Then the As-Built model elements position has been checked with the point cloud. As a result has been performed a quick clash detection between the Structural-MEP models to increase the accuracy of the elements position and solving any discrepancy not deducible with the survey.

Point Cloud

The point cloud was realized by means of laser scan and photos of the survey. The point cloud returns in 3D the current situation allowing the navigation and check of all element existent in the BIM models. As a result it could be possible assess the discrepancy between model and reality.

Data Visualization

The creation od dashboards in Power BI aims to display and monitor the information content of the model over time. At each milestone reached, identifiable with the various modeling progress states, a data extraction is performed with the consequent automatic update of the dashboards. The results obtained are interactive and easly interrogated data by users.

Extraction and Visualization of Data and Creation of organized Data Sets

  • Organized and automated population-based data sets
  • Reliable outputs through a controlled process that ensures error reduction
  • Accessibility of information, including technical information, to wider audiences in a clear and intuitive manner
  • Data Analysis and Monitoring to support strategic choices based on customer needs

    • Interactive visualization and monitoring of data built on customer needs
    • Create data discretization and enhancement strategies to support strategic choices
    • Optimizing dialogue between different data sources to create more data
    • Accessibility of information, including technical information, to wider audiences in a clear and intuitive manner

    Discrepancy Report

    • The discrepancy report highlights the differences between initial project and construction on site


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