5th International Congress on Construction History

5th International Congress on Construction History


Chicago, June 3-7, 2015


Call for Abstracts

Deadline for abstract:  15 June 2014
We invite researchers and practitioners from all aspects of the history of construction to submit paper abstracts for the 5th International Congress on Construction History, to be held in Chicago and hosted by the Construction History Society of America June 3-7, 2015. The congress follows on successful interdisciplinary congresses held in Madrid (2003), Cambridge UK (2006), Cottbus (2009), and Paris (2012).

Paper and Presentation Proposals

Papers will be published in the Congress proceedings and will be presented by the authors at the Congress. Each paper proposal must include:
• a title,
• authors’ names and institutional affiliations,
• an abstract of 400 words,
• 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.
Papers presented at the congress will be published in both electronic and paper versions. All papers and presentations must be in English. Please contact 5icch.chicago@gmail.com with any questions.
Submission: Submit proposals to https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icch5  by June 1, 2014.

Paper topics may 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
– 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
– The theory and practice of construction history

Important Dates:

Deadline for abstracts: June 1, 2014
Abstract decision notification: August 15, 2014
Deadline for paper submission: February 1, 2015
Deadline for final papers: March 31, 2015