Federico Ferrari, architect, is researcher at the University of Ferrara, Department of Architecture, since 2006. He is the coordinator of the DIAPReM research center and Adjunct Professor of Freeform Modelling and Reverse Engineering. Since 1998, he was involved in several national research projects (PRIN and FIRB), as well as European projects. He is author of more than 80 scientific publications on innovative technologies for the valorization and preservation of Cultural Heritage by the use of 3D laser scanning, 3D & BIM modeling, thermography, colorimetry, and spectrophotometry. Since 2010, he is coordinator for research projects focused on Virtual Reality and WebGis/BIM applied to sub-surface utility rediscovery. He is also member of the UID (Italian Union of Drawing).