Location: Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Age: 700 years
Building type: Heritage structure
Client: Agha Khan Cultural Services Pakistan
Services: Structural assessment and risk mitigation
“Baltit Fort is a fort in the Hunza valley, near the town of Karimabad, in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan. The foundations of the fort date back to 700 years ago, with rebuilds and alterations over the centuries.
AIT Solutions provided structural assessment and risk mitigation services of the fort. AIT Solutions jointly developed 4D model by integrating and combining various data formats, including traditional drawings and historical sketches, various stages of intervention, monitoring data, drone imaging , photographs, total station survey and 3D scanning. Finite element model with complex details of the fort was developed by geometric information gathered from drone imaging and properties from material and component level testing. Time history analysis was carried out to evaluate the response of the structre under earthquake loads.”