- The Construction History Society of America is proud to announce that it will be hosting the 5th International Congress on Construction History from June 3rd to 7th, 2015 at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago. This will be the first time the Congress will be held outside Europe, following the four previous events hosted by Madrid (2003), Cambridge (2006), Cottbus (2009) and Paris (2012). The 5th International Congress on Construction History will include over two hundred papers on topics ranging from construction guilds and unions, to the evolution of building materials, as well as the construction of specific buildings and types. Papers will be delivered by delegates from six continents. Five keynote speakers will also present papers during the conference, and seven tours will be offered. In addition, there will be ample time for networking at several evening receptions. We look forward to welcoming you to Chicago in June!
Next month’s Engineering News-Record will feature an article about the 5th International Congress on Construction History. The May 11th issue will feature an article by Brian Bowen describing the founding of the Construction History Society of America and the importance of construction history as a discipline. We encourage you to