Civil Engineering and Architecture Vol. 8(6), pp. 1350 - 1358
DOI: 10.13189/cea.2020.080618
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Artificial Intelligence-based Restoration: The Case of Petra

Jawdat S. Goussous *
Department of Architecture Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Jordan, Queen Rania St, 111181, Jordan


AI adoption in the construction sector has some hurdles besides its numerous benefits to the restoration of historical sites. This research paper investigates the possibilities of using AI solutions from construction and other sectors in restoring the 'Siq'. It first explains the concept of AI before illustrating its impact on the construction industry. It then describes Petra and the problems leading to its deterioration before explaining the values necessitating Petra's restoration. Further, the study focuses on the recent conservation at the 'Siq', possible changes in heritage restoration processes resulting from AI, and a discussion and conclusion on the use of AI in restoring historical sites. The study results show that technological breakthroughs can be used entirely to manage projects like the "Siq Stability" initiative. The study concludes that AI-based restoration processes increase the possibilities of adopting faster and cheaper approaches to rehabilitating Petra. The study contributes to architecture by reviewing the literature on heritage management, the "Siq Stability" initiative at Petra, and AI to investigate how digitalization in the construction sector disrupts traditional heritage protection processes. The concept of AI is new in architecture, necessitating the study's illustration of how heritage project managers at the 'Siq' can harness AI's benefits for seamless and faster restoration of the monument. The study explores the 'Siq', its deterioration problems, and values to show the need to take advantage of AI-based opportunities to foster enhanced heritage conservation approaches.

Artificial Intelligence, Restoration, Petra, 'Siq', Digitalization

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Jawdat S. Goussous , "Artificial Intelligence-based Restoration: The Case of Petra," Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 8, No. 6, pp. 1350 - 1358, 2020. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2020.080618.

(b). APA Format:
Jawdat S. Goussous (2020). Artificial Intelligence-based Restoration: The Case of Petra. Civil Engineering and Architecture, 8(6), 1350 - 1358. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2020.080618.