2018 CHSA Biennial Meeting – May 24-26, 2018 – University of Maryland

The 6th Biennial meeting of the Construction History Society of America will feature research and scholarship from a diverse range of academics and practitioners, focusing generally on the history of building design, fabrication, and construction throughout the Americas over the last five hundred years.  Presenters will include scholars, engineers, architects, preservationists, and contractors, who will present on topics ranging from historic building materials to postwar engineering and building science.

The meeting will be hosted by the Construction History Society of America and the School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation at the University of Maryland from May 24-26, 2018 and follows successful biennial meetings of the CHSA held in Austin, TX (2016), Minneapolis MN (2014), Cambridge MA (2012), Philadelphia PA (2010), and Atlanta GA (2008) and the 10th Anniversary Members Meeting in Seattle, WA (2017).

ABSTRACT DEADLINE CLOSED

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Tom Leslie (chair) (Iowa State University)

Ahmed Ali (Texas A&M)

Robert Dermody (Roger Williams University)

Christopher Domin (University of Arizona)

Clifton Fordham (Temple University)

Matthew Hall (Auburn University)

Liane Hancock (Louisiana Tech)

Benjamin Ibarra-Sevilla (University of Texas)

Scott Murray (University of Illinois)

Joseph Siry (Wesleyan)

Tyler Sprague (University of Washington)

Marci Uihlein (University of Illinois)

 

SCHEDULE (as of February 20, 2018)

All events held at the Architecture Building – 3835 Campus Drive, College Park MD

(at the intersection of Campus Drive and Mowatt Lane)

 

Thursday, May 24

10:30                     Lobby 204                    Registration Open

11:30 – 12:30       Lobby 204                    Welcome Coffee

12:30 – 1:00         ARC 204                       Welcome / Introduction

1:00 –2:00           ARC 204                       Keynote #1:

Carl Lounsbury;   Adjunct Associate Professor, William and Mary College

2:00 – 4:00          ARC 1101                      Track 1:  Construction Education and Theory

2:00 – 4:00          ARC 1103                      Track 2:  Fabrication and Use of Materials

4:00 – 4:30          Lobby 204                    Coffee Break with light snacks

4:30 – 6:30          ARC 204                       100 Years:  Building on Experience

Centennial celebration of Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) 

Introduction:  Brian Turmail, Vice President of Public Affairs and Strategic Initiatives, AGC

Keynote #2:  Kenneth D. Durr, Vice President, History Services, History Associates

Panel:

Sara E. Wermiel, Independent Scholar, Boston University

Scott Lewis, Associate Editor, Engineering News Record

William E. Reifsteck II, Director of Preconstruction Services, Prowest Constructors

6:30 – 7:30          ARC 1111                      RECEPTION / Sponsored by AGC         

 

Friday, May 25

8:00 – 10:00         ARC 1101                      Track 3:  Materials and Methods in the United States 19th C

8:00 – 10:00         ARC 1103                      Track 4:  Bridge and Vault Construction

8:00 – 10:00         ARC 1105                      Track 5:  Construction of American Landscape Environments

     and Infrastructure

10:00 – 10:30       Lobby 204                   Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:30       ARC 1101                      Track 6:  Materials and Methods in the United States:  20thC 

10:30 – 12:30       ARC 1103                      Track 7:  Management of Institutional Construction

10:30 – 12:30       ARC 1105                      Track 8:  Vernacular Construction Techniques in America

1:30 – 7:00                                                   TOURS

Washington National Cathedral

Union Station

Arlington National Cemetery

 

Saturday, May 26

8:00 – 9:00          ARC 204                       CHSA Members Meeting  (all are invited!)

9:00 – 10:00         ARC 204                       Keynote #3:

Thomas E. Boothby; Professor, Architectural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

10:00 – 10:30       Lobby 204                   Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:30       ARC 1101                      Track 9:  Prefabrication in Mid-Twentieth Century America

10:30 – 12:30       ARC 1103                      Track 10:  Houses and Housing in the United States

12:30 – 1:00         ARC 1105                      Closing Comment

Abstract presentations: 20 minutes in length with 10 minutes Q&A following

 

Abstracts for Presentation

Abstract and Presentation tutorials found here.

Abstracts will be compiled in a hard-copy catalogue to be distributed at the meeting. Abstracts for presentation imply that the author(s) intent is to present the subject within a 20-minute slideshow.

CHSA encourages authors to also submit full papers to Construction History according to their publication schedules. The submission of an abstract for the CHSA Meeting does not exempt papers from the Journal’s review process

 

SESSION TOPICS

Prefabrication in Mid-Twentieth Century America

Materials and Methods in the United States: 19th Century

Materials and Methods in the United States:  20th Century

Fabrication and Use of Materials

Management of Institutional Construction

Vernacular Construction Techniques in the Americas

Bridge and Vault Construction

Construction Education and Theory

Construction of American Landscape Environments and Infrastructure

Houses and Housing in the United States

 

Important Dates:

  • November 16, 2017 – Abstract Deadline  (CLOSED)
  • January 1, 2018 – Online Registration Open
  • January 15, 2018 – Author Notification
  • May 24-26, 2018 – Biennial Meeting

 

Registration Fees: (Early Registration ends April 1, 2018)

Standard CHSA member – $155 (early), $185 (late)

Non-CHSA member – $210 (early), $240 (late)

Non-CHSA – includes $20 discounted one-year individual membership, valued at $75

Student – $35 (early, late)

 

ARRIVING BY PLANE

The University of Maryland is served by three major airports–Reagan Washington National (DCA), Baltimore-Washington International (BWI), and Washington Dulles (IAD). Following are suggestions for travel to campus from these airport locations.

 

Reagan Washington National (DCA) 

  • Located in Arlington, Virginia, this airport is located about 15 miles south of College Park. Travel can be slow through downtown Washington, DC during rush hours; approximate driving time is 40 minutes.
  • You can take the Metrorailfrom the airport.
      • Take the Yellow Line (toward Mt. Vernon Square/Ft. Totten), transferring to the Green Line (toward Greenbelt), and get off at College Park/U of MD station.
      • The university’s Shuttle-UM buses pick up university-bound passengers on the EAST side of the metrorail station.
      • Get off the Shuttle-UM at the Stamp Student Union, the last stop
      • Walk up the hill and follow the street as it curves left follow the street past the turtle planter.
      • The next “split”  in the road, is Campus Drive which takes a nearly right hand turn, as you walk up this  stretch of Campus Drive, you will see the School on your left and the pedestrian bridge across to our 2nd floor entrance.
      • Once inside walk straight ahead through the Great Space, through the double doors to the main office at the end of the corridor.
  • Super Shuttleis also a convenient option. The cost for one way trip is $26 for the first passenger and $8 for each additional guest.
  • Taxi service from the airport to campus will cost approximately $30.00.

 

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BWI)

  • Located just outside Baltimore, this airport is approximately 25 miles north of College Park. Driving time is approximately 35 minutes.
  • MARCTrain service is available from the BWI Rail Station to College Park.
      • The university’s Shuttle-UM buses pick up university-bound passengers on the EAST side of the metrorail station.
      • Get off the Shuttle-UM at the “M” (or second) stop for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Cross street and walk south toward Mitchell Building.
  • You can also take the Metrobus B30to Greenbelt, transfer to Metrorail’s Green Line (toward Branch Ave.), and get off at College Park/U of MD.  See above for information on the free shuttle to campus from the College Park/U of MD metrorail station.
      • Get off the Shuttle-UM at the Stamp Student Union, the last stop
      • Walk up the hill and follow the street as it curves left follow the street past the turtle planter.
      • The next “split”  in the road, is Campus Drive which takes a nearly right hand turn, as you walk up this  stretch of Campus Drive, you will see the School on your left and the pedestrian bridge across to our 2nd floor entrance.
      • Once inside walk straight ahead through the Great Space, through the double doors to the main office at the end of the corridor.
  • Super Shuttleis also a convenient option. The cost of a one way journey is $29 for the first passenger and $12 for each additional guest.
  • Taxi service from the airport to campus will cost approximately $50.00.

 

Washington Dulles International (IAD)

Located near Herndon, Virginia, this airport is about 35 miles southwest of College Park. Driving time is approximately one hour.

      • Bus service is available to take you to the L’Enfant Plaza Metrorail station where you will take the Green Line (toward Greenbelt) and get off at College Park/U of MD station.
      • The university’s Shuttle-UM buses pick up university-bound passengers on the EAST side of the metrorail station.
      • Get off the Shuttle-UM at the Stamp Student Union, the last stop
      • Walk up the hill and follow the street as it curves left follow the street past the turtle planter.
      • The next “split”  in the road, is Campus Drive which takes a nearly right hand turn, as you walk up this  stretch of Campus Drive, you will see the School on your left and the pedestrian bridge across to our 2nd floor entrance.
      • Once inside walk straight ahead through the Great Space, through the double doors to the main office at the end of the corridor.
  • Super Shuttleis also a convenient option. The cost for a one way trip is $36 for the first passenger and $8 for each additional guest.
  • Taxi service from the airport to campus will cost approximately $60.00.

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

 

The School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

3835 Campus Drive, College Park MD

corner of Campus Dr. and Mowatt Dr.

 

DRIVING from Maryland and Northern Virginia

  • From the DC Beltway (I-495), take exit 28B/Route 650 South (New Hampshire Avenue) toward Takoma Park.
  • At the second traffic light on New Hampshire Avenue (comes up quickly) turn left onto Adelphi Road.
  • Stay on Adelphi Road to University Boulevard (MD 193).
  • Immediately after going through the MD-193 intersection, get into the left turning lane.
  • Turn left at the light onto Campus Drive (UMUC/Marriott is on your left).
  • Stay on Campus Drive until you reach the traffic circle.
  • Before 4 p.m.: Turn right at the circle for hourly paid parking in Mowatt Garage. After 4 p.m.: Turn left at the circle for free parking in Lot 1. (Note: Read signs carefully to avoid being ticketed.)
  • The School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation is at the corner of Campus and Mowatt Drives. There are three 30-minute metered spaces in the school’s lot for short-term visitors.

 

DRIVING from DC

  • Go north on North Capitol Street (from the Capitol or the 3rd Street Tunnel).
  • Take the access side street off North Capitol immediately before the intersection with Rhode Island Avenue (Route 1).
  • Take Rhode Island Avenue north through DC to the Maryland line (about 5 miles).
  • Just before you reach downtown College Park, turn left onto Guilford Road.
  • Guilford Road takes a right-hand jog before becoming Mowatt Lane (no street sign).
  • Continue on Mowatt Lane onto the campus.
  • Before 4 p.m.: The Mowatt Garage is the first large building on the right side of Mowatt Lane. Enter the garage for paid parking. After 4 p.m.: Stay on Mowatt Lane until the traffic circle. Proceed straight through the circle and enter Lot 1 for free parking. (Note: Read signs carefully to avoid being ticketed.)

 

 

UMD provided this link to help you make hotel reservations

http://www.campustravel.com/university/umdconf/index.html

 

RECOMMENDED HOTELS (on campus)

College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center

1-301-985-7300

3501 University Blvd E, Hyattsville, MD 20783.

(on campus / within walking distance of Arch Building)

$239 first night, $169 second night plus tax (standard king)

 

The Hotel at the University of Maryland

1-301-277-7777

7777 Baltimore Ave, College Park MD 20740

(on campus)

$244 per night plus tax (standard)

 

OTHER HOTELS NEAR UMD

 

Clarion Inn and Varsity Lounge

8601 Baltimore Ave.

College Park, MD 20740

1.800.442.1644

301.474.2800

$199 per night

 

Days Inn

9113 Baltimore Ave. (I95 and Route 1 South)

College Park, MD 20740

1.800.328.7466

301.345.5000

$106 per night

 

Econo Lodge

9624 Baltimore Ave.

College Park, MD 20740

1.877.424.6423

301.474.0003

$75 per night

 

Hampton Inn

9670 Baltimore Ave.

College Park, MD 20740

1.800.426.7866

301.345.2200

$130 per night

 

Holiday Inn

10000 Baltimore Ave.

College Park, MD 20740

1.800.465.4329

301.345.6700

$160 per night

 

Howard Johnson Express

9113 Baltimore Ave.

College Park, MD 20740

1.800.446.4656

301.513.0002

$86 per night

 

Quality Inn and Suites

7200 Baltimore Ave.

College Park, MD 20740

1.800.228.5151

301.276.1000

$77 per night