6th International Congress on Construction History – Brussels 2018
The 6ICCH was a week long conference held at the Palace of the Academies (early 19thC) in Brussels from July 9 – 13th, 2018. Over 300 research abstracts were submitted and 160 papers were presented, discussing a broad range of topics related to Construction History. There were one or two new subjects – such as a series of papers on maintenance.
Keynote speakers were Thomas Coomans (Belgium), Tullia Iori (Italy), Robert Thorne (UK) and Werner Lorenz (Germany). Tours explored various sites in and around Brussels, including Bruges, Antwerp and Liege, in subjects ranging from materials (timber, iron/steel, pre-cast concrete) to craftsmanship, contractor archives, and towers.
A new International Federation of Construction HIstorians was proposed, formed from the eight societies active in Construction History.
Building Knowledge, Constructing Histories – Proceedings of the 6ICCH
Published by Taylor & Francis Group, London UK / Routledge
ISBN 978-1-138-58414-3 (2 printed volumes together) for $369.95
Vol 1 and Vol 2 available separately for $219.95 each volume
Also available in ebook for $196.80 each volume
Amazon hardcover 2 vol set available for slightly cheaper – $320.00
CHSA Members presenting at 6ICCH:
Jeffrey Beard, Drexel University, Philadelphia
David Simmons, Ohio History Connection, Columbus
Alessandro Pierattini, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame
Dario Gasparini, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
Stephen Buonopane, Bucknell University, Lewisburg
Miguel Calvo-Salve, Marywood University
Sara Wermiel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Anna Nau, University of Texas
Quentin Collette, Preservation Design Works
Brian Bowen, Georgia Institute of Technology
Benjamin Hays, University of Virginia
Vyta Baselice, George Washington University
Jessica Garcia Fritz, South Dakota State University
Liane Hancock, Louisiana Tech University
Donald Friedman, Old Structures engineering
Thomas Leslie, Iowa State University
Andrew Cruse, Ohio State University
Clifton Fordham, Temple University
6ICCH Organizing Committee:
- KU Leuven – Krista De Jonge
- Universiteit Antwerpen – Michael de Bouw
- Université Catholique de Louvain – Patricia Radelet-de Grave and Denis Zastavni
- Université Libre de Bruxelles – Rika Devos and Bernard Espion
- Vriej Universiteit Brussel – Inge Bertels, Stephanie Van de Voorde, and Ine Wouters
7ICCH in Portugal!
The Construction History Society of America is proud to have hosted the 5th International Congress on Construction History, which took place in Chicago in June 2015. Nearly three hundred delegates from twenty-one countries attended the Congress. Proceedings from the Congress may be ordered in three volumes (Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3). The 5ICCH was the first time the Congress was held outside Europe – the four previous congresses hosted by Madrid (2003), Cambridge (2006), Cottbus (2009), and Paris (2012).