The Construction History Society of America is monitoring the ongoing public health situation and will follow all recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. 


CHSA WILL POSTPONE OUR 7th BIENNIAL CONFERENCE ON CONSTRUCTION HISTORY QUARRYING HISTORY FROM MAY 29/30, 2020 TO APRIL OR MAY 2021 AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BLOOMINGTON. The health and safety of our conference attendees is of paramount importance to us.

In celebration of our first webinar, we are offering a special Individual Membership rate for the remainder of 2020.  Quaranta Giorni and Other Tales of Construction History - MORE INFORMATION 

If you have any questions, concerns or recommendations, please contact Melanie Feerst at or 847.894.3589.

The Construction History Society of America

The Construction History Society of America (CHSA) is dedicated to the study of the history of construction and the evolution of all aspects of the built environment including its creation, maintenance and management.  It is a forum for scholars and professionals in the fields of construction history and the built environment to engage, share and exchange ideas and research.

The organization is unique in that it embraces multi-disciplinary perspectives to better understand the effects of heritage of building on contemporary and future societies. CHSA members share a passion for examining the complexities of how buildings, industrial works, civil engineering and infrastructure projects have been contrived and realized since the dawn of human activity.



Membership runs January thru December and annual dues include membership in CHSA and the Construction History Society (CHS).



CHSA members gather yearly for Biennial meetings and collaborative conferences and symposiums.  


CHSA's Newsletter and journal Construction History,  published by the Construction History Society in the United Kingdom. 


Info on the Construction History Society and our sister organizations around the world as well as links, videos, and books.



The Construction History Society of America is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation.

Construction History Society of America

Melanie Feerst, Executive Director

427 W. Judd St.

Woodstock, IL 60098



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