Membership in CHSA is open to anyone interested in furthering the study and exploration of the history of construction as defined by the Society’s objectives.  Our membership includes academics, professionals, and amateurs with interests in all aspects of construction history. Your annual dues include membership in both the American branch (CHSA) and the international Construction History Society (CHS).

Become a Member of CHSA

Through local, national and international meetings, through print and electronic publications, and through advocacy efforts for expanded scholarly insights into natural and human-created environments, CHSA members are engaged in the emerging field of construction history.

Members of CHSA will receive our quarterly newsletters, and all publications by the U.K.-based Construction History Society (CHS).  These include the journal Construction History, CHS Magazineand periodic CHS newsletters. CHSA members also receive reduced rates to attend CHSA’s biennial meetings, and other regional programs.

Levels of membership include:

  • Student Members ($25 / year)
  • Individual Members ($75 / year)
  • Supporting Members ($125 / year)
  • Corporate / Institutional Members ($250 / year)
  • Lifetime Members ($2,500)

Student Members must be currently enrolled in academic programs, and must present copies of active student identification cards with their applications.

Individual Members:  Membership is open to a broad range of professionals in construction-related disciplines, including those involved in the planning, development, design, construction, preservation, and operation of buildings and engineering infrastructure.

Corporate / Institutional Members include companies, universities and colleges, museums, industry organizations, and government agencies. Members applying for this category should state one person entitled to receive all publications and communications. Institutional members will be recognized in all CHSA publications and at all events.  CHSA encourages other interested parties working for a Corporate / Institutional Member to join as Individual Members.

Supporting Members generously help fund CHSA’s ongoing programming and marketing efforts in addition to its standard membership services.

Lifetime Members support the CHSA’s mission to study and encourage research in the history and evolution of the built environment.  Lifetime members will be recognized in all CHSA publications and at all events.

Memberships are annual regardless as to when dues are paid.

Member applications may be downloaded here.  Please click on form and hit print.

If you would like to become a member or renew your membership online, please visit our membership site.