7th Biennial on Construction History

Kennesaw State University

New Location!

June 2-4, 2022

Call for Abstracts

We invite researchers and practitioners from all aspects of the history of construction to submit presentation abstracts on subjects relating to the Americas for the 7th Biennial Meeting on Construction History, to be held at Kennesaw State University (airport:  Atlanta). 


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. We plan to visit one of the oldest still operating marble quarries for a back-of-the-house tour, and the grand home of one marble magnate which showcases the quality and diversity of the stone to be found nearby. 


Abstracts for Presentation 

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 acceptance of an abstract for the CHSA Meeting does not exempt papers from the Journal’s review process.  



Each abstract must include authors’ names, contact information, institutional affiliations, an abstract of 4000 characters (maximum), key words (selected, if possible, from the list of topics and subjects), and a one-page curriculum vitae indicating titles and publications or other relevant work for each author.  All presentations must be in English and related to Construction in North, Central and South America. 

Abstract topics in Construction History may include:


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