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Construction History Society Calls for Abstracts

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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The Construction History Society of America has announced a call for abstracts for the sixth Biennial Meeting on Construction History, which will be held May 24-26, 2018, at the University of Maryland, in College Park, Maryland, hosted by the university’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Researchers and professionals from all aspects of construction’s history are encouraged to submit a presentation and a paper abstract on subjects relating to the Americas for the biennial meeting.

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The Construction History Society of America has announced a call for abstracts for the sixth Biennial Meeting on Construction History, which will be held May 24-26, 2018, at the University of Maryland, in College Park, Maryland, hosted by the university’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Abstracts will be compiled into a hard-copy catalogue that will be distributed at the meeting, CHSA says, adding that an abstract submission implies that the author will also present the subject with a 20-minute slideshow.

Abstracts must include:

  • title
  • authors’ names and institutional affiliations;
  • an abstract of 4,000 characters;
  • key words (selected, if possible, from the list of topics and subjects);
  • a one-page curriculum vitae indicating contact information, status, laboratory affiliation if relevant, and publications or other relevant work for each author; and
  • all presentations must be in English and related to construction in North and South America.

Abstract topics can include:

  • history and construction of specific projects;
  • history of the building trades or specific builders;
  • organization of construction work;
  • wages and the economics of construction;
  • the development of building codes and regulations;
  • trade unions and guilds;
  • military or Army Corps of Engineers;
  • structural analysis and the development of structural forms;
  • development of construction tools, cranes, scaffolding, etc.;
  • building techniques in response to their environments;
  • building materials, their history, production and use;
  • history of services (heating, lighting etc.) in buildings;
  • the changing role of the professions in construction;
  • building archaeology;
  • computer simulation, experimentation and reconstruction;
  • use of construction history for dating of historic fabric;
  • recording, preservation and conservation;
  • construction in architectural writing;
  • the role of construction history in education;
  • the bibliography of construction history; and
  • the theory and practice of construction history.

The deadline for abstract submissions is Nov. 16. For more information, visit constructionhistorysociety.org.

   

Tagged categories: Architectural history; Conferences; Education; Good Technical Practice; Meetings; North America

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