Seventh International Congress on Construction History, Lisbon 12 - 16 July 2021

The 7ICCH – Seventh International Congress on Construction History will be online and broadcast live from Lisbon, Portugal, on 12–16 July 2021. The event aims to provide a forum for researchers from all backgrounds to present the results of their work in the sphere of Construction History.

We are what we build and how we build; thus, the study of Construction History is now more than ever at the centre of current debates as to the shape of a sustainable future for humankind.

Under the main theme “History of Construction Cultures”, the Congress will provide an opportunity to celebrate and expand our understanding of the ways in which everyday building activities have been perceived and experienced in different cultures, times and places.

The 7ICCH is the first congress convened under the aegis of the International Federation of Construction History, founded in July 2018 in Brussels. The first edition of the International Congress on Construction History took place in Madrid in 2003. Since then, it has been a regular event organized at three-year intervals: previous editions were held in Cambridge (2006), Cottbus (2009), Paris (2012), Chicago (2015) and Brussels (2018).

The Congress is focused on the history of building construction and although the cross-over with other disciplines is strongly stimulated, the Congress will not accept papers that focus solely on the history of technology, architectural history, architectural theory or conservation and repair.

The following papers from the Professorship of Recent Building Heritage Conservation will be presented in the congress:

Meltem Çavdar
Who built the timber formwork for fair-faced reinforced concrete?

Susanne Brunner
Transparent acrylic constructions before and after 1950 - from the 1935 Opel Olympia to the 1972 Olympic roof

Rouven Grom, Andreas Putz
The 1968 Integrated Facade System by Josef Gartner

Provisional Programme is available in PDF


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