7th Biennial on Construction History

Kennesaw State University

June 2-4, 2022

Hosted by the Construction History Society of America and Kennesaw State University, this Biennial follows successful meetings held in College Park, MD (2018), Austin, TX (2016), Minneapolis MN (2014), Cambridge MA (2012), Philadelphia PA (2010), and Atlanta GA (2008).


Kennesaw State University and the College of Architecture and Construction Management are delighted to host the next CHSA conference in June 2022 on our historic Mid-Century campus in Marietta, GA.  Founded in 1832, Marietta is the county seat and has a rich history of its own, but we will highlight the marble industry in North Georgia and the 19th century quarry owners who amassed huge fortunes here. 


Call for Abstract topics presented at the 7th Biennial 

Stereotomy / stone construction

Construction of specific projects

History of the building trades

Organization of construction work

Wages and economics

Development of building codes

Trade unions and guilds

Military / Army Corps of Engineers

Structural analysis 

Development of construction tools

Building techniques 

Materials: history, production, use

Services (heating, lighting)

Changing role of construction

Building archaeology

Computer simulation reconstruction

Dating of historic fabric

Preservation and conservation

Architectural writing

Construction history in education

Bibliography of construction history

Theory and practice