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Simone Garagnani

University of Bologna
Bologna Area, Italy
Simone Garagnani graduated in Architectural Engineering at the University of Bologna, where he attended Ph.D. School with fellowship at D.A. (Department of Architecture); he developed a Ph.D. research entitled: "Digital Models and Design Archives - Integrated systems aimed to architectural documentation".
At the School of Engineering/Architecture he teaches and tutors in Drawing, Architectural survey, Virtual Modeling for Architecture and Computer Graphics courses. He is currently associate Post-PhD researcher at D.A.
From June 2012 to February 2014 Simone Garagnani was researcher at the Interdepartmental Center for Industrial Research (CIRI), developing BIM-related software and design methodologies applied to the Cultural Heritage. In 2012 Simone Garagnani was Visiting Scholar at the EECS department of UC Berkeley (USA) in order to improve his skills in terrestrial laser scanning survey and digital modeling applied to sustainable architecture. In 2013 he has been scientific reviewer for the Master of Applied Science (Research) at the Queensland University of Technology QUT in Brisbane (Australia), following a thesis work related to some BIM approach towards historical buildings. He is scientific reviewer for SIGraDi conferences, Ibero-American Society of Digital Graphic (Sociedad Iberoamericana de Gráfica Digital) and he has been member of the editorial board of IGI Global for the “Emerging Digital Tools for Architectural Surveying, Modeling, and Representation” project by S. Brusaporci. Since March 2014 Simone Garagnani is Research Unit Coordinator in the FIR (Future in Research) project entitled "Kainua. Restituire, percepire, divulgare l'assente. Tecnologie transmediali per la città etrusca di Marzabotto" in collaboration with CINECA and the Department of History, Cultures and Civilizations of the University of Bologna.
He is currently involved in research activities at Silab laboratory (University of Bologna), mainly focused on architectural and urban design tools, digital photogrammetry, terrestrial laser scanning, metrology and Building Information Modeling.
Simone Garagnani is also CEO of BIM Foundation and holder of an engineering practice in Bologna, where he works as a professional, collaborating with several architectural and engineering firms all over Italy, developing three-dimensional analysis models, virtual CAD settings and ArchViz renderings.