BUILDCHAIN webinar series

Preserving the past: Innovative monitoring for cultural heritage

Join us for the first webinar in the BUILDCHAIN series, a series of webinars dedicated to leveraging trusted knowledge for the building sector. In the first webinar, you will learn how verifiable Internet for AI paired with other cutting-edge technologies is the new ally in preserving the structural integrity of our most cherished historical sites. 


Starting date

June 6


Chiachio Ruano


Daroch Salazar








1.5 Hours



About the webinar

Inspired by the tragic 2019 fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral, this webinar highlights the critical importance of preserving cultural heritage.

We'll provide a forward-looking analysis of integrity assessment technology for heritage buildings, focusing on smart monitoring's motivations and objectives.

You'll learn about:
  • Accelerated degradation and aging of these priceless assets;
  • BUILDCHAIN's commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Essential technologies and knowledge required for effective preservation;
  • The role of data and smart monitoring in acquiring the knowledge required for effective preservation.

Key takeaways:

Cultural heritage & Technology

Why is preserving cultural heritage sites important and what role does advanced technology play in this effort?

How do cutting-edge structural health monitoring (SHM) tools and digital twin technology work?

Overview of methods for data collection, visualization, and utilization in cultural heritage sites preservation projects.

Trusted knowledge & Predictable AI agents

How to create verifiable digital twins of buildings with with OriginTrail Decentralized Knowledge Graph (DKG) and transform large collections of data into actionable knowledge for monitoring and preserving historic buildings?

How to leverage predictable and verifiable artificial intelligence (AI) agents to discover this actionable knowledge?

Real-world pilot demo

A live demo showcasing technology- and data-driven cultural heritage preservation efforts at Hospital Real in Granada, Spain through the application of state-of-the-art technologies:
  • real-time SHM,
  • digital twins, and
  • trusted AI powered by OriginTrail. 

BUILDCHAIN: Revolutionizing Europe's building sector with trusted and connected data

BUILDCHAIN aims to revolutionize Europe's building sector with the power of the Decentralized Knowledge Graph and BIM technology.

About the BUILDCHAIN webinar series

Modern countries generate an incomparable amount of data and information about the building stock, such as 3D geometry data, operational information, measurements, etc. These data are usually lost or unused, unstructured, and not updated. 
In the BUILDCHAIN webinar series you will learn about innovative technologies and approaches on how to connect and use this data to create actionable knowledge that will change the way we design, construct, and maintain our buildings.

About the BUILDCHAIN project

BUILDCHAIN will create a scalable BIM-based decentralized knowledge platform to digitally identify, register, update, and analyze massive amounts of data related to the overall life-cycle of buildings. It will leverage the Origin Trail Decentralized Knowledge Graph to achieve this.
It will also design and develop its own Digital Building Logbook solution for the integration of building data and knowledge, and the inclusion of new applications and functionalities dealing with integrated information, efficiency, circularity, and transparency to improve the building stock, facilitate informed decision making and its validation.
BUILDCHAIN has received funding from the European Union's Horizon Europe research and innovation program under grant agreement no. 101092052.

About the speakers

Juan Chiachio Ruano

Associate Professor in Structural Engineering @University of Granada, Department of Structural Mechanics and Hydraulic Engineering, Andalusian Research Institute in Data Science and Computational Intelligence (DaSCI)

Prof. Juan Chiachio Ruano is an Associate Professor in Structural Engineering at the University of Granada (UGR). Before joining the UGR, prof. Chiachío served as a Research Associate at the University of Nottingham (UK) and the University of Strathclyde (UK). He has published more than 30 journal papers on topics such as Bayesian methods; optimal sensor placement; physics-informed machine learning; digital twin; damage diagnostics; maintenance modeling.

Emilio Daroch Salazar

Project Manager & Researcher @University of Granada

Emilio Daroch Salazar is an experienced naval engineer and naval architect with over 13 years of engineering and project management experience in the shipbuilding industry. His career has been characterised by a commitment to naval architecture and strategic project management. Emilio has a strong academic background, holding two Masters Degrees - one in Structural Engineering and the other in Strategic Management and Project Evaluation - which are central to his professional and academic pursuits. He currently works on the EU-funded project BuildCHAIN. During his time at UGR, Emilio has developed his expertise in advanced technologies, including artificial intelligence and digital twins

Branimir Rakić

Founder & CTO @Trace Labs - OriginTrail Core Developers

As the founder and CTO of Trace Labs (core developers of OriginTrail), Branimir Rakić is the architect and creator of the OriginTrail Decentralized Knowledge Graph (DKG) and is spearheading the technological advancements in the NeuroWeb blockchain. OriginTrail centers on creating a Verifiable Internet for AI, providing an inclusive framework that tackles the world's challenges in the AI era by ensuring the provenance and verifiability of data used by AI systems. OriginTrail is used by global leaders like the British Standards Institution, Swiss Federal Railways, and US retailers including Walmart, Target, and Home Depot.

Stevan Nešović

Lead Product Engineer @Trace Labs - OriginTrail Core Developers

Stevan is an experienced software engineer, currently working on building web3 applications using the OriginTrail Decentralized Knowledge Graph (DKG). His expertise spans complex applications with micro-service architectures and advanced authentication mechanisms. Besides core development, he manages project setups, team organization, planning, and deployment. His interests include software architecture design, blockchain, and web3 applications, SCRUM methodology, client communication, and data modeling. Stevan has been working on the implementation of several EU-funded projects, including BuildCHAIN.


Dr. Uroš Bohinc

Senior Researcher @Laboratory of Structures, ZAG (Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute)

Dr. Uroš Bohinc is a physicist with a background in the theory of finite element method involved in various aspects of experimental mechanics for 25 years. Head of Laboratory for Structures from 2007 to 2019. Specializing in laboratory operations, structural health monitoring, non-destructive testing, optical deformation measurements, and modal analysis. He is currently focusing on structural health monitoring of civil engineering structures.

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