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Contact Melanie Feerst, Executive Director:  melaniefeerst@gmail.com

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Events 2008 - 2011

APT NE / CHSA SYMPOSIUM / NEW YORK, NY  / OCTOBER 2011

Innovations: the Roles of Disaster and Industrialization in Construction History 

Inventions over the last two centuries have driven vast changes in building design and construction. New inventions and innovations of existing ideas, in turn, have been driven by response to disasters, inventions in tools and materials, and a changing labor force. 

2nd BIENNIAL MEETING / PHILADELPHIA, PA
MAY 2010

History of Construction in the Americas, CHSA’s 2nd Biennial Meeting was held at the University of Pennsylvania in May 2010. Three keynotes and twenty-three papers were presented on a wide diversity of construction history topics. 

CHSA SYMPOSIUM at the NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM / WASHINGTON DC / DECEMBER 2009

Construction History – A One-Day Exploration – The National Building Museum, Washington, DC – December 2, 2009.  This one-day symposium gathered together in three panels representatives from government agencies, professional and trade associations and design and construction history societies.

1st BIENNIAL INAUGURAL MEETING / ATLANTA
NOVEMBER 2008

The first national meeting of the Construction History Society of America was held in November 20 – 22, 2008 at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. The theme of the meeting was Learning from Design and Construction Failures. Three keynote speakers, twelve papers, and a short program on Atlanta 1908 were presented.