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Daniel Antón

Research Assistant

The Creative and Virtual Technologies Research Laboratory — School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

Staff Group(s)
Architecture Product Design

Role

Dr Daniel Antón is a researcher in the field of digital, geometry capture, modelling, visualisation and exploration technologies applied to heritage buildings and sites, and in the framework of product design. Through funded projects, grants and contracts, he has worked in the 3D scanning, as-built Historic Building Information Modelling, and analysis of diverse assets in England and Spain.

Daniel also delivers international university teaching on digital technologies in building, construction and product design at Universidad de Sevilla and Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR), Spain.

Career overview

Daniel Antón, Ph.D. in Architecture, MSc in Building Management, and Building Engineer, is a researcher in digital, 3D scanning, modelling and visualisation technologies at The Creative and Virtual Technologies Research Laboratory, School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment. Other experiences include the development and review of scientific publications, and his participation in and evaluation of R&D projects, as well as teaching at Universidad de Sevilla (University of Seville) and the supervision of Master’s Degree final projects at Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR), Spain.

Research areas

Researcher profiles

ORCID: 0000-0002-4267-2433

ResearcherID (Publons): F-5206-2015

Scopus: 57194707076

Google Scholar: Daniel Antón

Dialnet: 3941538

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Daniel_Anton5

Description

In line with his Ph.D. thesis, Daniel's research activity comprises the semi-automatic creation of as-built Historic Building Information Models (HBIM) based on 3D scanning data of architectural, archaeological, and cultural heritage assets. This method represents the real conservation status of those assets, thus enabling a variety of precise analyses that contribute to the study, management, and conservation of heritage. Furthermore, Daniel implements immersive digital technologies and develops animation videos of heritage assets for dissemination. Likewise, he investigates the implementation of 3D point cloud data processing software and infrared thermography to represent the thermal behaviour of buildings as 3D thermal data for accurate energy loss analysis. Daniel also researches teaching methods based on digital technologies to enable innovation and critical thinking in students.

Daniel Antón has achieved multiple publications such as Journal Citation Reports (JCR) and SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) articles, Q1 Scholarly Publishers Indicators (SPI) book chapters, as well as presentations at international conferences, plus other dissemination activities. Daniel has participated in national and international R&D projects and achieved grants for contracts and research periods abroad. Besides, he has reviewed numerous scientific articles for high-impact journals, conferences, and book chapters, as well as R&D projects on the implementation of Building Information Modelling and 3D scanning into heritage and infrastructure. Daniel Antón is also a member of scientific committees of international conferences and the editorial board of JCR and DOAJ international journals.

External activity

Reviewer of scientific papers

- Numerous reviews of scientific articles for JCR and SJR journals, including: Remote Sensing, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, Sensors, Heritage, Buildings, Applied Sciences, Sustainability, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, Journal of Cultural Heritage, Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage, Journal of Heritage Tourism, among others.

- Multiple reviews of conference papers that were published as Q1 book chapters by prestigious publishers (SPI index)

Member of international conference committees and scientific journal editorial teams

- Member of the Scientific Committee of International Conferences (ICCEET 2021, ICOREMT 2021, ICCRHSS 2021, APEGA 2021, STEPS 2020, APEGA 2019)

- Member of the Organising Committee of the International Symposium on Digital Technologies in Architecture and Construction (DigiTech AC 2018), Seville, Spain

- Topic Editor for Remote Sensing (JCR) journal (MDPI), and Section Editor in IQJAP journal (Iraq), indexed in DOAJ

Experience in evaluation

- Supervisor of the technical evaluation process of an R&D project for AENOR (the Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification)

- External evaluator of an R&D project for the General Directorate for Research and Postgraduate Studies, International University of Ecuador

- Participant in the Engineering and Architecture Evaluation Committee (IA2-USE-3) to renew the accreditation of the Master’s Degree in Building Management and for the accreditation of the Degree in Building Science and Technology (Building Engineering / Architectural Technology) of Universidad de Sevilla (University of Seville), Spain.

Current Higher Education teaching

- Master’s Degree in Interior Design and Project Management at Universidad de Sevilla

- Supervision of Final Projects for the Master's Degree in Industrial Design and Product Development (Product Design) at Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR), Higher School of Engineering and Technology

Sponsors and collaborators

International research periods, grants and contracts funded by Universidad de Sevilla:

  • The usefulness of deformed Historical Building Information Models (HBIM) for their structural behaviour assessment. Project funded by grants for research stays at international centres. Funding body: VI Own Research and Transfer Plan. Vice-rectorate for Research. University of Seville. PI: Daniel Antón. Grant date: 15/03/2018. Amount: €4,160.
  • Adaptation and synthesis of virtual architectural elements for simulation purposes. Project funded by grants for research stays at international centres. Funding body: VI Own Research and Transfer Plan. Vice-rectorate for Research. University of Seville. PI: Daniel Antón. Grant date: 21/04/2017. Amount: €4,220.
  • 3D modelling through scanning techniques and its implementation in BIM platforms. Project funded by grants for research stays at international centres. Funding body: V Own Research Plan. Vice-rectorate for Research. University of Seville. PI: Daniel Antón. Grant date: 06/05/2016. Amount: €4,240.
  • Digitisation and modelling of possessions of the Brotherhood of the Students (Seville). Research project/contract under the articles 68-83 of the Organic Law on Universities. Research Foundation of the University of Seville. Funding body: La Pontificia, Patriarcal e Ilustrísima Hermandad y Archicofradía de Nazarenos del Santísimo Cristo de la Buena Muerte y María Santísima de la Angustia (Hermandad de los Estudiantes de la Universidad de Sevilla). PI: Daniel Antón. Start: 03/03/2020. End: 03/05/2020. Amount: €400.
  • Pre-doctoral contract in areas of strategic interest for the development of the University of Seville's own R&D&I programme. Grant date: 04/03/2015. Amount: €64,400. Funding body: VI Own Research and Transfer Plan. Vice-rectorate for Research. University of Seville. Role of Daniel Antón: Co-applicant
  • Grant for pre-competitive research projects. Grant date: 16/09/2020. Amount: €4,817.94. Funding body: VI Own Research and Transfer Plan. Vice-rectorate for Research. University of Seville. Role of Daniel Antón: Co-applicant
  • Grant for research activities of emerging research groups. Grant date: 18/02/2020. Amount: €5,000. Funding body: VI Own Research and Transfer Plan. Vice-rectorate for Research. University of Seville. Role of Daniel Antón: Co-applicant
  • Post-doctoral bridge grant. Grant date: 29/04/2019. Amount: €12,230. Funding body: VI Own Research and Transfer Plan. Vice-rectorate for Research. University of Seville. Role of Daniel Antón: Co-applicant

Participation in international, national and regional R&D projects:

  • 08R20S04177, Live, Experiential and Digital Diversification: Nottingham (LEADD:NG). Funding programme: European Structural and Investment Funds Growth, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). PI: Helen Kennedy. (University of Nottingham). 01/01/2021-30/06/2023. €812,101. Role of Daniel Antón: Team member and salaried researcher.
  • US-1264079, Contextualización cronocultural y arqueométrica del primer arte rupestre en el sur de la Península Ibérica. Funding programme: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) R&D Andalucía 2014-2020. PI: Miguel Cortés Sánchez. (Universidad de Sevilla). 01/02/2020-31/01/2022. €55,000. Role of Daniel Antón: Team member.
  • HAR2017-83474-P, Redes y Rocas Raras en la Península Ibérica y el Mediterráneo (VI-II Milenio AC). Funding body: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. Funding programme: Plan Estatal 2013-2016 Excelencia- Proyectos I+D. PI: Carlos Patricio Odriozola Lloret. (Universidad de Sevilla). 01/01/2018-31/12/2021. €37,510. Role of Daniel Antón: Salaried Post-doctoral Researcher.
  • HAR2016-77789-P, El Tránsito Paleolítico Medio-Superior en el Sur de Iberia (50-16Ka Bp): Marco Cronológico y Ambiental y Procesos de Cambios Tecnológicos, Económicos y Simbólicos. Funding body: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. Funding programme: Plan Estatal 2013-2016 Excelencia - Proyectos I+D. PI: Miguel Cortés Sánchez. (Universidad de Sevilla). 30/12/2016-31/12/2020. €45,980. Role of Daniel Antón: Team member.
  • 2018-1-RO01-KA203-049458, UrbanBIM. Innovative Educational Integration of Urban Planning based on BIM-GIS Technologies and focused on Circular Economy Challenges. Funding body: European Union. Funding programme: Erasmus + 2018. Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education (KA203). PI: Madelyn Rosa Marrero Meléndez. (Universidad de Sevilla). 01/10/2018-30/09/2020. €229,955. Role of Daniel Antón: Team member and salaried researcher.
  • OH-18-02277, Discovering Pugin at Nottingham Cathedral. Funding body: National Lottery Heritage Fund UK. Funding programme: Our Heritage. Applicant: St Barnabas Cathedral. (Nottingham Trent University). 28/09/2018-31/03/2020. €71,100. Role of Daniel Antón: Salaried researcher.
  • SIDPH/DI100/PI/MA/16, Proyecto General de Investigación El tránsito Paleolítico Medio-Superior en el sur de Iberia (50-16 Ka Bp): marco cronológico y ambiental y procesos de cambios tecnológicos, económicos y simbólicos. Funding body: Consejería de Cultura, Junta de Andalucía. PI: Miguel Cortés Sánchez. (Universidad de Sevilla). 01/01/2016-31/12/2019. Role of Daniel Antón: Team member.
  • HAR2013-44269-P, El Tránsito Paleolítico Medio-Superior en el Sur de Iberia (50-20 Ka Bp): Marco Cronológico y Ambiental y Procesos de Cambios Tecnológicos, Económicos y Simbólicos. Funding body: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. Funding programme: Plan Estatal 2013-2016 Excelencia - Proyectos I+D. PI: Miguel Cortés Sánchez. (Universidad de Sevilla). 01/01/2014-31/12/2017. €33,880. Role of Daniel Antón: Team member.

Further international research activity funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education:

  • Collaboration grant. Grant date: 29/10/2012. Amount: €2,700. Funding body: Spanish Ministry of Education, Government of Spain. Target Department: Graphic Expression and Building Engineering, University of Seville. Role of Daniel Antón: Applicant

Previous and current research collaborators:

  • Department of Graphic Expression and Building Engineering, University of Seville
  • Department of Graphic Engineering, University of Seville
  • Department of Building Structures and Terrain Engineering, University of Seville
  • Department of Prehistory and Archaeology, University of Seville
  • Department of Geography and Territorial Sciences, University of Cordoba, Spain
  • Department of Architectural Constructions II, University of Seville
  • Department of Energy Engineering, University of Seville
  • Department of Applied Economics III, University of Seville
  • Instituto Geográfico Nacional (Spanish National Geographic Institute)
  • The Creative and Virtual Technologies Research Laboratory. School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University
  • Department of Architecture, School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment. Nottingham Trent University
  • Department of Architecture, College of Engineering, Al Baha University, Saudi Arabia
  • Data Science & Big Data Lab, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain
  • Department of Architectural Engineering, Engineering College, Wasit University, Wasit, Iraq
  • Department of Engineering Architecture, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Department of Architecture, Built Environment, and Construction Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

Education awards:

Master’s Degree in Building Management

  • Award for the Best Academic Record during the Course 2012/2013 of the School of Building Engineering. University of Seville
  • Extraordinary Award End of Studies 2012/2013 by the University of Seville

Degree in Building Science and Technology (Building Engineering)

  • Extraordinary Award End of Studies 2011/2012 by the Royal Cavalry Armoury of Seville
  • Extraordinary Award End of Studies 2011/2012 by the University of Seville
  • First Prize for the Best Academic Record of the Promotion 2008-2012 by the Andalusian Board of Official Associations of Architectural Technologists and Building Engineers, and the School of Building Engineering of the University of Seville
  • First Prize for the Best Academic Record of the Promotion 2008-2012 by the General Council of Official Associations of Architectural Technologists and Building Engineers
  • Award for the Best Academic Record during the Course 2011/2012 by Seville City Council

Publications

Main journal articles

ANTÓN, D. and AMARO-MELLADO, J.-L., 2021. Engineering graphics for thermal assessment: 3D thermal data visualisation based on infrared thermography, GIS and 3D point cloud processing software. Symmetry, 13 (2): 335. ISSN 2073-8994

NIETO-JULIÁN, J.E., ANTÓN, D. and MOYANO, J.J., 2020. Implementation and management of structural deformations into historic building information models. International Journal of Architectural Heritage, 14 (9), pp. 1384-1397. ISSN 1558-3058

MARÍN-GARCÍA, D., MOYANO-CAMPOS, J.J., BIENVENIDO-HUERTAS, D. and ANTÓN, D., 2020. Methodology to determine the adequacy of indoor enclosures to use infrared thermography cameras and their application to medical emergency services. Infrared Physics and Technology, 106: 103261. ISSN 1350-4495

ANDRIASYAN, M., MOYANO, J., NIETO-JULIÁN, J.E. and ANTÓN, D., 2020. From point cloud data to building information modelling: an automatic parametric workflow for heritage. Remote Sensing, 12 (7): 1094. ISSN 2072-4292

ANTÓN, D., PINEDA, P., MEDJDOUB, B. and IRANZO, A., 2019. As-built 3D heritage city modelling to support numerical structural analysis: application to the assessment of an archaeological remain. Remote Sensing, 11 (11): 1276. ISSN 2072-4292

ANTÓN, D., MEDJDOUB, B., SHRAHILY, R. and MOYANO, J.J., 2018. Accuracy evaluation of the semi-automatic 3D modeling for historical building information models. International Journal of Architectural Heritage, 12 (5), pp. 790-805. ISSN 1558-3058

MOYANO, J.J., BARRERA, J.A., NIETO, J.E., MARÍN, D. and ANTÓN, D., 2017. A geometrical similarity pattern as an experimental model for shapes in architectural heritage: a case study of the base of the pillars in the Cathedral of Seville and the Church of Santiago in Jerez, Spain. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XLII-2, pp. 511-517. ISSN 1682-1750

NIETO, J.E., MOYANO, J.J., RICO DELGADO, F. and ANTÓN, D., 2016. Management of built heritage via HBIM Project: a case of study of flooring and tiling. Virtual Archaeology Review, 7 (14), pp. 1-12. ISSN 1989-9947

ANTÓN, D. and PÉREZ SUÁREZ, M., 2015. La docencia universitaria novel como mejora metodológica. Opción: Revista de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, 31 (3), pp. 104-124. ISSN 1012-1587

Main book chapters

AMARO-MELLADO, J.L., ANTÓN, D., PÉREZ-SUÁREZ, M. and MARTÍNEZ-ÁLVAREZ, F., 2020. Game-based student response system applied to a multidisciplinary teaching context. In: F. MARTÍNEZ ÁLVAREZ, A. TRONCOSO LORA, J.A. SÁEZ MUÑOZ, H. QUINTIÁN and E. CORCHADO, eds., International Joint Conference: 12th International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Security for Information Systems (CISIS 2019) and 10th International Conference on EUropean Transnational Education (ICEUTE 2019): Seville, Spain, May 13th-15th. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (951). Cham: Springer, pp. 329-339. ISBN 9783030200046

ANTÓN, D., MOYANO, J., SOUTO GALVÁN, A. and NIETO JULIÁN, J.E., 2019. Conservation status analysis of Nottingham General Cemetery (England) through 3D scanning and point cloud data management. In: S. LLORENS CORRALIZA, D. RINCÓN MILLÁN and A. MARTÍN PASTOR, eds., Avances en expresión gráfica aplicada a la edificación. Valencia: Tirant Humanidades, pp. 575-586. ISBN 9788417973124

MOYANO, J., NIETO, J.E., ANTÓN, D., CABRERA, E., BIENVENIDO-HUERTAS, D. and SÁNCHEZ, N., 2019. Evaluation of terrestrial laser scanning and structure-from-motion techniques and their implementation into historical building information models for large architectural spaces. In: F. PINTO PUERTO, ed., Technoheritage : IVth International Congress on Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Seville, March 26-30 2019: book of abstracts. Seville: TechnoHeritage. ISBN 9788409087570

CHAZA CHIMENO, M.R., RICO DELGADO, F. and ANTÓN, D., 2018. Registro del estado de conservación de elementos arquitectónicos singulares del Pabellón de Industrias, Manufacturas y Artes Decorativas de la Exposición Iberoamericana de Sevilla. In: A. GRACIANI GARCÍA and M. PONCE ORTIZ DE INSAGURBE, eds., Devenir y actualidad del legado de la Exposición Iberoamericana. Volumen I: conservación y divulgación, reflexiones, estudios, procesos, estrategias y experiencias. Seville: Editorial Universidad de Sevilla, pp. 43-56. ISBN 9788447228003

PÉREZ-SUÁREZ, M. and ANTÓN, D., 2018. Sustainable social management: the case of co-operatives. In: A. LEAL-MILLAN, M. PERIS-ORTIZ and A.L. LEAL-RODRÍGUEZ, eds., Sustainability in innovation and entrepreneurship: policies and practices for a world with finite resources. Innovation, technology, and knowledge management . Cham: Springer, pp. 63-86. ISBN 9783319573175

MOYANO CAMPOS, J.J., ANTÓN, D., RICO DELGADO, F. and MARÍN GARCÍA, D., 2017. Threshold values for energy loss in building façades using infrared thermography. In: P. MERCADER-MOYANO, ed., Sustainable development and renovation in architecture, urbanism and engineering. Cham: Springer, pp. 427-437. ISBN 9783319514413

ANTÓN, D. and AMARO-MELLADO, J.-L., 2016. Augmented reality as a complement for graphic expression. In: F. FELIP MIRALLES, J. GUAL ORTÍ, M. CABEZA GONZÁLEZ and C. GARCÍA-GARCÍA, eds., Drawing, building, dreaming: research on graphic expression applied to building [Dibujar, construir, soñar: investigaciones en torno a la expresión gráfica aplicada a la edificación]. Valencia: Tirant Lo Blanch, pp. 911-921. ISBN 9788491434856

PÉREZ-SUÁREZ, M., ANTÓN, D. and AMARO-MELLADO, J.-L., 2016. Las TIC como recurso docente de convergencia entre distintas áreas de conocimiento. In: J.F. DURÁN MEDINA and I. DURÁN VALERO, eds., TIC actualizadas para una nueva docencia universitaria. Madrid: McGraw-Hill/Interamericana de España, S.L., pp. 611-629. ISBN 9788448612658

Digital or visual media

ANTÓN GARCÍA, D., 2020. St Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham, UK - 3D model virtual tour (flythrough and walkaround animation). [Digital or Visual Media]

Thesis

ANTÓN GARCÍA, D., 2019. Modelado de información y alteraciones geométricas para respaldar el análisis preciso de activos patrimoniales. PhD, Universidad de Sevilla.

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Press expertise

3D scanning and as-built Historic Building Information Modelling of heritage assets.

Representative outcome: St Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham, UK - 3D Model Virtual Tour

(flythrough and walkaround animation)