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4th International Congress on Construction History

Quatrième congrès international d'histoire de la construction

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Published on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 by Elsa Zotian


Après Madrid (2003), Cambridge (2006), Cottbus (2009), Paris a été choisie pour accueillir le quatrième congrès international d'histoire de la construction. Trois écoles d'architecture (Paris-Malaquais, Paris-La Villette et Versailles) ainsi que le Conservatoire des arts et métiers pilotent cet évènement. L'histoire de la construction apparaît par définition hybride, associant aussi bien la conception que la réalisation, comme la préservation, la technique que la culture, et se trouve de fait interdisciplinaire. Y participent aussi bien des historiens de toutes disciplines (archéologues, juristes, économistes, historiens de l'art, etc.) que des praticiens (ingénieurs, architectes, entrepreneurs, artisans). Plus de 350 chercheurs, enseignants et praticiens, vont présenter le dernier état de leur recherche dans ce champ et en débattre sur quatre sites parisiens et versaillais. 6 conférences plénières seront délivrées par des personnalités reconnues par leurs pairs. Les actes paraîtront chez Picard en 3 volumes le jour du congrès. Le programme ainsi que les modalités d'inscription sont en ligne sur le site: www.icch-paris2012.fr



Tuesday 3 July, 13:00-16:15 Malaquais Site

13:00-14:00 Registration-Welcome (Palais des Études)

14:30-15:15 Introduction (amphi Binet)

15:15-16:15 Keynote Lecture (amphi Binet)

  • Dominique Barjot, Université Paris-Sorbonne, France
    Why the World Construction Industry was Dominated by European Majors?


Tuesday 3 July, 17:00-19:00  Malaquais Site

401. Construction History, Epistemology & Historiography

  • Knut Stegmann, Institute of Historic Building Research and Conservation, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Analysing Historical Timber Structures – A Case Study on Ernst Gladbach [1812–1896] and his Research on the “Swiss Style”
  • João Mascarenhas-Mateus, CES – Univ. of Coimbra, Portugal
    Ethnographic Studies and their Contribution to Construction History in Portugal
  • Torsten Meyer, Institute of Historic Building Research and Conservation, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    The Science of Building as a Polytechnic Discipline in the 19th c.
  • Sascha Roesler, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Architectural Anthropology: A Knowledge-Based Approach

404. Architectural & Structural Design 1

  • Richard A. Etlin, School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
    Toward an Iconography of Stereotomy
  • María Antón Barco, Eva J. Rodríguez Romero, Juan Tejela Juez, CEU San Pablo Univ., Inst. of Technology [EPS], Madrid, Spain
    Builders’ Inventiveness in Madrid’s Baroque Convents: Construction Invariables
  • Dominic Boulerice, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
    The Narthex Vaults of the Church of Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois in Paris
  • James W.P. Campbell, University of Cambridge, Great Britain
    The First Complete List of All the Models Made for the Construction of St Paul’s Cathedral, London 1675-1720

411. Transfer of Knowledge: the Colonial Situations 1

  • Benjamin Ibarra-Sevilla, School of Architecture, Univ. of Minnesota, MN, USA
    Transmission of Building Technology from Europe to the Americas: Underlying Geometry and Stereotomy Studies of Three Ribbed Vaults Constructed in Mexico between 1535 and 1575
  • Randall Bird, School of Architecture and Planning University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    The Transformation of Architecture and Construction Technology of the Merina Kingdom in Highlands Madagascar, 1820-1880
  • Alexandra Quantrill, Columbia University, New York City, NY, USA
    Technical Supremacy: Tropical Architecture and Technologies of the British State
  • Bo-Hsun Yao, Min-Fu Hsu, Dep. of Architecture, National Cheng Kung Univ., Taiwan
    The Developmental Procedure of the Traditional Architectural Woodworking Tools in Taiwan

415. Craftmanship, Gender, Individuals & Communities

  • Shelley E. Roff, Univ. of Texas at San Antonio, TX, USA
    Building Construction in Medieval Spain: The Female Perspective
  • Nina Baker, Univ. of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
    Who Paints the House? Scotswomen as Housepainters and Decorators from 1820
  • Gemma Domènech Casadevall, Catalan Institute for Cultural Heritage Research, Girona, Spain
    Building Trades in Catalonia during the Modern Era: The Case of Immigration to Girona City
  • Cristina González-Longo, Dimitris Theodossopoulos, Architecture, Univ. of Edinburgh, GB
    From Master Mason to Architect: James Smith’s Construction Techniques at the End of 17th c. in Scotland

420. The Real Estate Market, The Cost of Construction

  • Virginie Mathé, Univ. Ch. De Gaulle-Lille 3, France
    How Much did Greek Temples Cost? Economic Issues of Construction in Greek Cities (4th -3rd C. B.C.)
  • Arnaldo Melo, Maria Do Carmo Ribeiro, Univ. of Minho, Braga, Portugal
    Construction Financing in Late Medieval Portuguese Towns [14th-16th c.]
  • Michela Barbot, IDHE (Institutions et Dynamiques Historiques de l’Economie), École Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France
    Between Market and Architecture: The Collegio degli Architetti and the Real Estate Pricing in 16th-18th c. Milan
  • Gema Ramírez Pacheco, Federico García Erviti, Faculty of Architecture at the Polytechnic Univ. of Madrid [ETSA UPM], Spain, María Jesús PeñalVer Martínez, Juan Francisco Maciá Sánchez, Faculty of Architecture at the Polytechnic Univ. of Cartagena [ARQUIDE UPCT], Spain
    Building Expropriation Process for the Construction of the New Dock at the Port Of Cartagena [Spain] in the 18th c.

423. Brick & Tile

  • Gerold Eßer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
    Masonry Constructions as Built Archives: An Innovative Analytical Approach to Reconstructing the Evolution of Imperial Opus Testaceum Brickwork in Rome
  • Moses Jenkins, Historic Scotland and the Univ. of Dundee, Scotland
    Three Key Aspects of the History of Brick Construction in Scotland
  • Sara Wermiel, Independent Scholar, Boston, MA, USA
    Against Replication: Carved Brick at the Dawn of the Terracotta Age
  • Miles Lewis, University of Melbourne, Australia
    The Marseilles Tile

440. Industrialization & Rationalization

  • Kinda Fares, CNAM-HTTP, Paris, France
    The Dismantled War: Barracks and Industrialization of Light Construction [1914-1918]
  • Vanessa Fernandez, ENS Architecture Toulouse / CNAM-HTTP, Paris, France
    The Simplification of the Frame: Window Experiments in the Work of Le Corbusier in the 1920s
  • Rafael Hernando De La Cuerda, School of Architecture, Univ. de Alcalá ETSA-UAH, Madrid, Spain
    Rationalization of Systems and Materials in Construction in the Spanish Modern Movement: Fernando Garcia Mercadal, 1921-1937
  • Leda Dimitriadi, ENS Architecture Paris-Malaquais, France
    Post-war Industrialized Construction Processes in France and Architectural Flexibility

Wednesday 4 July, 9:00-10:15 Malaquais Site, amphi Binet

Keynote Lecture :

  • Ledlie Klosky, Professional Engineer, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, USA
    Men of Action - French Influence on the Founding of American Civil and Military Engineering


Wednesday 4 July, 11:00-13:00 Malaquais Site

402. Construction History, Education & Diffusion

  • José Carlos Palacios Gonzalo, Sandra Cynthia Bravo Guerrero, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
    Construction of a Pendentive Grid Crossing Vault
  • Denis Zastavni, Univ. catholique de Louvain [UCL], Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
    Maillart’s Practices for Structural Design [ETH-Bibliothek’s Virtual Exhibition]
  • Tullia Iori, Sergio Poretti, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
    The Nervi System: A Model-Game to Understand
  • Werner Lorenz, Roland May, BTU Cottbus, Germany
    CH.ESS: European Summer Schools on Construction History

405. Architectural & Structural Design 2

  • Laurent Koetz, CNAM-HTTP, Paris / LHAC-ENS Architecture Nancy, France
    Nineteenth Century Invention under Scrutiny: Louis Auguste Boileau’s Frame Construction Systems of around 1850
  • Ralph Ghoche, Columbia Univ., New York City, NY, USA
    The Science of the Beautiful: S.C. Constant-Dufeux and the Parabola as Constructive and Symbolic Form
  • Bill Addis, Co-editor, Construction History, Great Britain
    The Development of Design Charts and other Graphical Calculation Tools for Use by Building and Civil Engineers up to the Early 20th Century
  • Ana Rodríguez García, School of Architecture, Univ. de Alcalá ETSA-UAH, Madrid, Spain
    Modern Interpretations of the Vernacular Tradition in the Work of J.A. Coderch 1940-1964

416. Contractors

  • Joëlle Petit, CNAM-HTTP, Paris, France
  • Private Archives of the 18th and 19th Centuries: Sources for the History of Marble-Working in Belgium
  • Koen Verswijver, Inge Bertels, Ine Wouters, Quentin Collette, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    The Development of Belgian Ironworks in the 19th Century: Case Studies and Reflections on Sources and Historiography
  • Maria Luiza de Freitas, Federal Univ.of Pernambuco [UFPE], Recife, Brazil
    Architecture and Reinforced Concrete in Brazil: The Action of the Largest Construction Companies in Brazil, Christiani & Nielsen and Wayss & Freytag
  • Javier Martinez-Gonzalez, Marta garcia-Alonso, Sc. of Architecture, Univ. of Navarra. Pamplona, Spain
    Building Modern Spain: Some Notes on Huarte y Cía

424. Structural Bricks & Tiles

  • Jennifer Zessin, John Ochsendorf, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Efficiency in Form: Thomas Jefferson's Serpentine Walls at the University of Virginia
  • Esther Redondo Martínez, Department of Building Technology, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain
    Test on Tile Vaults in France in the 19th Century
  • Nan-Wei Wu, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Great Britain
    Structural Morphology Presented on Surface Cladding: From Structural Brick to Ornamental Tile in the Westernised Far East
  • Gemma Muñoz Soria, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, UPC, Spain
    Load-Bearing Wall Structures in the Works of Lluís Nadal

432. Vaults & Stereotomy 1

  • Ursula Quatember, Austrian Archaeological Institute, Vienna, Austria
    Opus revinctum in Dome and Barrel Vault Constructions in Roman Asia Minor
  • Enrique Rabasa Díaz, Miguel Ángel Alonso-Rodríguez, Tomás Gil López, Ana López-Mozo, Univ. Politéc. de Madrid, Spain, José Calvo-López, Univ. Politéc. de Cartagena, Spain, Alberto Sanjurjo Álvarez, Univ. San Pablo-CEU, Madrid, Spain
    The 100 Ft Vault: The Construction and Geometry of the Sala dei Baroni of the Castel Nuovo, Naples
  • Marina Šimunić Buršić, Univ. of Zagreb, Faculty of Architecture, Croatia
    Construction of Early Rib-Vaults in Croatia
  • Alberto Sanjurjo Álvarez, Univ. CEU-San Pablo, Madrid, Spain
    The Chambiges and the Construction of Vaulted Stone Spiral Staircases

436. Wood Structures 1

  • Silvia Dandria, Politecnico di Milano, Verona, Italy
    Commercial Categories and Applications of Construction Timber in the Trentino-Verona Area [14th-16th Centuries]
  • Giuseppe Rociola, ICAR Department, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy
    Wooden Embankments in the Lagoon Territory of Capitanata between the 18th and 19th Centuries
  • Anja Wünnemann, Stefan M. Holzer, Univ. der Bundeswehr München, Neubiberg, Germany, Clemens Voigts, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Rome, Italy
    Wooden "Italian" Wide-Span Roofs of German 19th Century Theatre Buildings
  • Stephen Buonopane, Bucknell Univ., Lewisburg, PA, USA, Sarah Ebright, Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA, Alex Smith, Arup, New York City, NY, USA
    The Timber Trusses of R.W. Smith: History, Design and Behavior

441. Prefabrication 1

  • Francis Guillemard, CNAM, Paris, France
    Charles-Henri Besnard de Quelen: A Precursor of Prefabricated Construction (provisional title)
  • Rafael García García, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
    Concrete Meccanos: Precast Constructions after the Second World War in the Netherlands
  • Hernando Vargas, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
    RetCel: The Development of Floor and Roof Assemblies of Precast Concrete Cells in Colombia, 1949-1989
  • Laura Greco, University of Calabria, Cosenza, Italy
    The First ENI-SNAM Headquarters in San Donato Milanese: Some Features of Industrialization in Construction Techniques Applied to Office Buildings in the Post Second World War Period in Italy

443. Hydraulics

  • Anna Decri, Institute for the History of Material Culture [ISCUM], Genoa, Italy
    The Historical Aqueduct of Genoa: Materials, Techniques and History: A Way to Know
  • Yasuhiro Honda Miyazaki, Japan, Keiko Nagamura, Ichiro Kobayashi, Graduate School of Science and Technology of Kumamoto Univ., Japan
    Construction Process of the Tsujunkyo Aqueduct Bridge [1854] – A Case Study of Japanese Bridge Construction in the Edo Period
  • Naoto Tanaka, Center for Policy Studies, Kumamoto University, Japan
    The Role of the Tsujun Irrigation Canal's Construction and Maintenance in the Creation of a Cultural Landscape (Shiraito Plateau, Kumamoto, Japan)
  • Carlo Togliani, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
    Water Pumping Plants for Land Drainage in the Po Valley, A Case Study of The Mantua Region [1866-1940]: People, Techniques, Materials


Wednesday 4 July, 14:30-16:30 Malaquais Site

403. Construction History, Heritage & Restoration

  • Ishanlosen Odiaua, Univ. Paris 1, France, Abraham A. Taiwo, Rosemary Ajayi, Dt of Architecture, Federal Univ. of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
    Use of Modern Materials in the Conservation of Traditional African Buildings
  • Damiana Lucia Paternò, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    The Interpretation of Palladio's Building Techniques: Palazzo Chiericati and the Restorations of the 19th c.
  • Tom F. Peters, Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA, USA
    Conceptual Problems in the Restoration and Adaptive Reuse of Historical Structures: The Rhaetian Railway Bridges in Switzerland
  • Franz Graf, Univ. della Svizzera Italiana and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, ENAC – IA- TSAM, Switzerland
    Material History and Conservation of Contemporary Building Fabric

406. Applied Sciences 1

  • Sara Franceschelli, Univ.de Lyon, ENS de Lyon, Rhône-Alpin Institute of Complex Systems, Lyon/Ensadlab, ENSAD, Paris, Antonella Mastrorilli, ENS Architecture Lyon, LAF, France
    Firmitas and the Status of the Laws of Statics and Mechanics
  • François Fleury, ENS Architecture Lyon, France
    Some Aspects of John Wallis’s Structural Mechanics
  • Patricia Radelet-De Grave, Univ. catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
    Newtonian Scientists on the Relation between a Catenary Curve and an Arch Supported by its own Weight
  • Luc Tamborero, ENS Architecture Paris-Malaquais-GSA, France
    Curves Mastery at the Royal Academy of Architecture: The Case of Jules Hardouin-Mansart

413. Transfer of Knowledge: Political Initiatives

  • Francisco Prado, María F. Vargas, Univ. Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile, Renato D'Alençon, Daniel Korwan, Johanna Moser, Technische Univ. Berlin, Germany
    Traces of Construction Following Migration: Transverse Gable; Massive Timber and Carpenter’s Marks in the Houses of the 19th Century German Settlers in Southern Chile
  • Martin Trautz, RWTH Aachen, Germany, Friedmar Voormann, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
    Early Iron Bridge Construction for the Grand Duchy of Baden and for Central Europe
  • Hilal Tuğba Örmecioğlu, Akdeniz Univ. FFA, Dep. of Architecture, Antalya, Turkey, Bilge Küçükdoğan, Gazi Univ. NIKER-TR Project Office, Ankara, Turkey, Aslı Er Akan, Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, Ankara, Turkey
    The Roots of Foreign Effects in Development of the Turkish Construction Sector [1719-1933]
  • Riichi Miyake, Fuji Women's University, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, Michiko Maejima, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
    A Study of Military Facility Planning from the Viewpoint of Technological Transfer from France to Japan

417. Organization of the Construction Site

  • Lia Barelli, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
    Construction Methods in Carolingian Rome [Eighth-Ninth Centuries]
  • Andrea Bonavita, Università Iuav di Venezia, Italy
    Building the New Prisons of Venice and their Bridge [1591-1604]
  • Matthieu Pinon, ENS Architecture Paris-Malaquais - GSA, France
    The Building of the Arsenal of Le Havre in the 17th and 18th Centuries
  • Anne Conchon, Univ. Paris 1-IDHE, France, Katherine McDonough, Stanford Univ., CA, USA
    Road Construction Sites in 18th-Century France: Labor and Administration in Action

425. Stone

  • Dimitris Theodossopoulos, Univ. of Edinburgh, GB, John Barber Graeme Cavers, Andy Heald, AOC Archaeology Group, Loanhead, Midlothian, GB
    The Achievement of Structural Stability in the Drystone Iron-Age Broch Towers in North Scotland
  • Turgut Saner, Kaan Sağ, ITU Istanbul, Turkey
    The Aeolian-Style Polygonal Masonry in Larisa [Buruncuk] and its Regional Context
  • Wido J. Quist, TU Delft, the Netherlands, Timo G. Nijland, TNO, Delft, the Netherlands
    A Mining Engineer in Heritage Land: A.L.W.E. Van der Veen and Early Research on Natural Stone for the Netherlands State Commission on Conservation [1920-1936]
  • Angelo Bertolazzi, Dt. of Architecture, Univ. of Padua, Italy; ENS Architecture Paris-Malaquais- GSA, France
    Stone Cladding Techniques in French Modern Architecture [1920-1940]

433. Vaults & Stereotomy 2

  • Rosa Senent Domínguez, Miguel Ángel Alonso Rodríguez, Enrique Rabasa Díaz, Polytechnic Univ. of Madrid, Spain, José Calvo López, Polytechnic Univ. of Cartagena, Spain
    The Irregular Ribbed Vault of the Sacristy of the Cathedral of Saint-Jean Baptiste in Perpignan
  • Rafael Martín Talaverano, Carmen Pérez De Los Ríos, Rosa Senent Domínguez, Polytechnic Univ. of Madrid, Spain
    Late German Gothic Methods of Vault Design and their Relationships with Spanish Ribbed Vaults
  • Stefania Petralla, Fac. di Architettura, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
    Safavid Ribbed Vaults as a Masterpiece of Iranian Construction Techniques
  • Giuseppe Fallacara, Fac. di Architettura, Dipart. ICAR, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
    The Lecce Vault: History, Construction Techniques and New Design Perspectives

444. Infrastructure & Public Works, Bridges

  • Ivan Ferrari, Univ. of Salento, Lecce, Italy
    The Roman Bridges of the Via Traiana: An Innovative Building System
  • Stefan M. Holzer, Anja Wünnemann, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Neubiberg, Germany
    Innovation in 19th Century Vaulted Bridge Construction
  • Dario A. Gasparini, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Sunderland, Birdsall and the Roebling Co: Development and Diffusion of Construction Technologies for Suspension Bridges, 1928-1952
  • Eberhard Pelke, Hessen Mobil – Roads & Traffic Management, Wiesbaden, Germany, Karl-Eugen KURRER, Ernst & Sohn, Berlin, Germany
    The Development of Multi-Cable-Stayed Bridges

306. Rules & Standards: Building Regulation Compared

  • Julien Puget, UMR 6570 TELEMME – MMSH, Aix-en-Provence, France
    Construction Market Organization in the 17th century: Norms, Actors and Practices Examples of Extension Plans in Aix and Marseille
  • María Teresa Paliza Monduate, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
    Limitations Stemming from the Legal Regulation of Designs of Foreign Architects in Spain in the 19th Century and their Consequences on the Building Process. The Case of the Basque Country: Origin, Development and Construction of English, French and Belgian Designs
  • Robert Carvais, CNRS-Univ. Panthéon-Assas, Paris / ENS Architecture Versailles, France
    For a Comparative Study of Construction Law

Wednesday 4 July, 17:30-18:30 CNAM Site

Keynote Lecture :

  • Shigeru Ban, Architect, Tokyo, Japan
    Works and Humanitarian Activities


Thursday 5 July, 9:00-11:00 La Villette Site

410. Structural Analysis & Modelling 1

  • David Wendland, TU Dresden, Germany
    Arches and Spirals: The Geometrical Concept of the Curvilinear Rib Vault in the Albrechtsburg at Meissen and Some Considerations on the Construction of Late-Gothic Vaults with Double-Curved Ribs
  • Maurizio Brocato, Lucia Mondardini, ENS Architecture Paris-Malaquais-GSA, France
    An Insight into Abeille’s Flat Vault through Numerical Analyses
  • Thierry Ciblac, ENS Architecture Paris La Villette / CNRS MAP-MAACC, Paris, France
    Analysis of Philippe de la Hire’s Arch Theory Using Graphic Statics
  • Santiago Huerta, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
    Structural Analysis of Thin Tile Vaults and Domes: The Inner Oval Dome of the Basílica de la Virgen de los Desamparados in Valencia

414. Technical Literature, Images & Representation

  • Maria Grazia D’Amelio, Univ. Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy, Fabrizio De Cesaris, Univ. La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Moving St. Peter's Obelisk as Seen in the Engravings of Giovanni Guerra and Natale Bonifacio: A Transmission of Knowledge, or Pure Propaganda?
  • Jean-Sébastien Cluzel, Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris, France
    Hokusai Manga as a Reference Construction Book
  • Javier Girón, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
    A Review of the Depiction of Ancient Construction by Charles Chipiez in L’Histoire De l'Art
  • Hilary Bryon, School of Architecture+Design, Virginia Tech, VA, USA
    Construing Construction with Drawings: Robert Willis’ and Auguste Choisy’s Axonometric Representations of Vaulted Structures

418. Scaffolding and Machines

  • Lorena Fernández Correas, Univ. of Valencia, Spain
    The Study of Medieval Lifting Machines Thanks to Iconography: An Example in Mediterranean Machinery
  • Inge Bertels, Vrije Univ. Brussel / FWO & Univ. Antwerpen, Brussels / Antwerp, Belgium
    Scaffoldings: 19th Century Discourses on Innovative Scaffolding Techniques within Architecture and Construction Journals
  • Richard C. Ryan, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA
    Development and Use of Mechanized Heavy Construction Equipment in the United States
  • Nicoletta Marconi, Univ. of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
    Innovation and Tradition in the Reconstruction of the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome [1825-1928]: Technologies, Procedures, Protagonists

426. Reuse & Recycling

  • Stéphane Büttner, Centre d’études médiévales d’Auxerre, CNRS/Univ. de Bourgogne, Auxerre, France
    The Use of the “Already There”: Reuse and Recycling for Monumental Building in the West in Late Antiquity and the Medieval Period
  • Emanuela Montelli, Università degli Studi “Roma Tre”, Rome, Italy
    The Reuse of Granite Columns in Rome, 15th-16th Centuries
  • Martin Bachmann, German Archaeological Institute, Istanbul, Turkey
    The Revival of Classical Building Techniques in Late Ottoman Architecture in Bergama, Turkey
  • Sachiko Okada, Ichiro Kobayashi, Dep. of Civil and Environmental Eng., Graduate School of Sc. and Tech., Kumamoto Univ., Japan, Koichi Nakama, Dep. of Civil Eng., Graduate School of Tech., Kyushu Inst. of Tech., Kitakyushu City, Japan
    A Study on Distribution and Reuse of Tram Line Paving Stones in Japan

427. Earthen & Plaster Structures

  • Annick Daneels, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Luis Fernando Guerrero, Univ. Autónoma Metropolitana Xochimilco, Mexico City, Mexico
    Earthen Building Techniques in the Humid Tropics: The Archaeological Site of La Joya, Veracruz, México
  • Anna Antonini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    Persistence of the Perishable. Wattle-and-Daub Architectures in the Roman Period: A Census of the Archaeological Findings in Gallia Cisalpina and the Case of Mediolanum
  • Fernando Vegas, Camilla Mileto, Maria Diodato, José García Soriano, Carles Grau Giménez, Univ. Politècnica de València, Spain
    Traditional Structures Made with Gypsum Pillars: A Reasoned Hypothesis
  • Luca Boiardi, Maria Regina Tedeschini, Riccardo Gulli, Bologna Univ., Italy
    History and Technique of Italian Wooden Floor System Based on Reeds and Gypsum Plaster Frame: The Case of Reggio Emilia

434. Shell & Thin Vaults

  • Ciarán Conlon, University College Dublin, Ireland
    James Hardress de Warenne Waller and his Contribution to Shell Roof Construction, Concrete and Fabric Formwork Technologies
  • Pepa Cassinello, Polytechnic Univ. of Madrid, Spain
    Pioneer Concrete Shells in Spanish Architecture: The Innovation System-Design of Ildefonso Sánchez del Río
  • Roland May, BTU Cottbus, Germany
    Shell Wars: Franz Dischinger and Ulrich Finsterwalder
  • Maris Suits, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia
    Reinforced Concrete Shells in Estonia during the Soviet Period: Science and Practice

442. Natural & Technical Risk, Earthquake Design

  • Hélène Dessales, Ecole normale supérieure, AOROC, Paris, France
    Not Built in a Day: Awareness of Vulnerability and Construction Techniques in Roman Times
  • Giovanni Fatta, Tiziana Campisi, Calogero Vinci, Dipartimento di Architettura [DARCH], Univ. degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
    Tiled Vaults in Western Sicily: Originality and Continuity of an Imported Building Technique
  • João Caldas, Rita Lisboa, Instituto Superior Técnico–Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal
    The Use of Vaults in the Reconstruction of Pombaline Downtown Lisbon
  • Akio Sassa, RFR Engineers, Paris, France
    The First Earthquake-Resistant Structures in Japan: Lessons from the Earthquake of Ischia [1883], Nobi [1891] and San Francisco [1906]

445. Infrastructure & Public Works, Transportation

  • Matteo Porrino, ENSA Strasbourg/GSA ENSA Paris-Malaquais, Paris, France
    Notes on Technological and Architectural Aspects of London Transport Power Stations and Substations, 1880-1915
  • Ted Shelton, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA
    The Highway Comes to the American City: Automobility, Urbanity and the Functioning of City Streets
  • Evangelia Chatzikonstantinou, Paschalis Samarinis, National Technical University, Athens, Greece, Areti Sakellaridou, Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule, Aachen, Germany
    Road Construction in Greece during the Interbellum: The Makris Project
  • Yuji Hoshino, Sachiko Okada, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto City, Japan, Daijiro Kitagawa, The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Tokyo, Japan
    Historical Research for Planning and Construction of Misumi Port


Thursday 5 July, 11:30-13:00 La Villette Site

303. Transfer of Knowledge: the Colonial Situations 2

  • Jorge Galindo Díaz, Univ. Nacional de Colombia, Manizales branch, Colombia
    Barbetti Serafín: Builder of Vaulted Bridges in South-Western Colombia [c. XIX]
  • Hsin-Yao Hsu, Graduate School of Engineering, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
    On the Construction Process of Government Buildings in Taiwan during the Japanese Colonial Period, 1895-1945
  • Hélène Vacher, ENS Architecture Nancy, France
    French overseas territories in the 1950s and building development programs

304. Rules & Standards: Specifications

  • Beatrice Maria Fracchia, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
    History of Construction in the 18th Century through the “Istruzioni” Written by Filippo Juvarra
  • Katie Lloyd Thomas, Newcastle University, Great Britain
    Describing Construction: Building Specifications and the ‘Process-Based’ Clause
  • Jeroen Cornilly, Research Foundation Flanders [FWO]/Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
    Contractors of 19th-Century Public Works in Belgium: Looking for a Research Approach for the Rural Areas

310. Technical Literature, Publications

  • Dermot O’Dwyer, Ronald Cox, Dep. of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
    George Semple and the Reconstruction of Essex Bridge in Dublin 1753-1755
  • Christoph Rauhut, Institute of Historic Building Research and Conservation, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Handbooks on Construction Site Supervision in the 19th Century
  • Emmanuelle Minault-Richomme, Bibliothèque du CNAM
    Conservatoire Numérique des Arts et Métiers (CNUM): Constructive Literature Digitized (provisional title)

314. Deconstruction & Reconstruction

  • Philippe Bernardi, CNRS-Lamop, Paris, France, Daniela ESPOSITO, Dip. di Storia, Disegno e Restauro dell’Architettura, Sapienza-Università di Roma, Italy
    For a History of Deconstruction
  • Nick Beech, Bartlett UCL, GB
    Rescue, Recover! The demolition industry and its relationship to the London County Council Architect’s Department in the Second World War
  • Richard Burt, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA
    The Builder’s Flying Squads: An Analysis of the Ministry of Works Special Repair Service Activities during WWII

316. Reinforced Concrete, The Hennebique Companies

  • Hermann Schlimme, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max Planck Institute for Art History, Rome, Italy
    François Hennebique’s Patents as Applied on the Building Site: The Mercato Orientale in Genoa [1896-1899] and the Creation of a Local Construction Network
  • Mónica Silva-Contreras, Univ. Iberoamericana, México City, Mexico
    Béton Armé in a Sinking City: Mexico 1902-1914
  • Stephanie Van De Voorde, Ghent University/Centre for Flemish Architectural Archives [CVAa], Antwerp, Belgium, Rika Devos, Ghent University/University College of St. Lucas Architectuur, Ghent and Brussels, Belgium
    The ‘Scientification’ of Reinforced Concrete in Belgium during the Interwar Period: Development and Dissemination of Scientific, Theoretical and Technical Knowledge

317. Metal Structures 1

  • Lara Slivnik, Univ. of Ljubljana, Fac. of Architecture, Slovenia
    A Prefabricated Cast Iron Three-Hinged Arch Bridge in Ljubljana
  • Volker Wetzk, Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany
    Five Historic Bridge Bearings: Material Research on Cast Steel
  • Bernard Espion, Univ. Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
    The Vierendeel Bridge at its Heyday: Rational Design, Experiments and Brittle Failure

Thursday 5 July, 14:00-19:00


Friday 6 July, 9:00-10:15 Malaquais Site, amphi Binet

Keynote lecture :

  • Antonio Becchi, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany
    Looking for an Equilibrium Point: A Moonwalk with Vitruvius and Gyro Gearloose


Friday 6 July, 11:00-13:00 Malaquais Site

407. Applied Sciences 2

  • Alberto Grimoldi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    Guarini’s Flat Vaults and Thin Vaults on Wooden Beams in the Duchy of Modena
  • Carlo Bianchini, Dip. di Storia, Disegno e Restauro dell’Architettura, Sapienza-Università di Roma, Italy
    The Role of Stereotomy in Guarino Guarini’s Space Research
  • Andreas Kahlow, Univ. of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany
    Theory and Practice in Timber Construction 1800-1830
  • Federico Foce, Dip. di Scienze per l’Architettura, Univ. degli Studi di Genova, Italy
    Same Title, New Contents: Saint-Venant’s Revised Edition [1864] of Navier’s Résumé Des Leçons Sur L’application De La Mécanique [1826, 1833]

408. Structural Analysis & Modelling 2

  • Jacques Heyman, University of Cambridge, GB
    The Membrane Analysis of Thin Masonry Shells
  • Timothy Cooke, John Ochsendorf, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA
    The Temple of Diana at Baiae: History and Structure of an Imperial Roman Dome
  • Alejandra Albuerne, Martin Williams, Dep. of Engineering Science, Univ. of Oxford, GB, Janet Delaine, Fac. of Classics, Univ. of Oxford, GB
    On the As-Built Geometry of the Vaults of the Basilica of Maxentius
  • Javier Suárez, Laura Cirera, School of Architecture, Univ. of Granada, Spain
    Structural and Constructive Analysis of the Acequia Real Aqueduct in the Alhambra, Granada

419. Management of the Construction Site

  • Raúl Romero Medina, Univ. CEU-Cardenal Herrera, Spain, Manuel Romero Bejarano, Univ. de Sevilla, Spain
    Building during the War of Granada: The Project for Reconstructing Fuengirola in 1485
  • Catherine Isaac, Univ. Toulouse II – Le Mirail, France
    Reconsidering the “Considerable Expense” Involved in Building the Lavaur Bridge in Languedoc [1769-1791]
  • Kenneth F. Robson, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA
    Managing the Design and Construction of the Empire State Building: Are There Lessons for Today’s Projects?
  • Camilo Villate, Brando Tamayo, Univ. of Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
    The Avianca Tower: Practices Driving Technical Innovations in a Construction Firm in the 60s

421. Institutions

  • Malcolm Dunkeld, London South Bank Univ., London, GB
    The Great Hall of the Institution of Civil Engineers Headquarters Building
  • Christiane Weber, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, Volker Ziegler, Universitätsarchiv Stuttgart, Germany
    Construction Material Testing at MPA Stuttgart during the Third Reich
  • Alicja Gzowska, Institute of Art History, Univ. of Warsaw, Poland
    An Institution for Structural Innovation: BISTYP [Office for the Study and Design of Industrial Building Types] in Postwar Poland
  • Ana Paula Koury, São Judas Tadeu Univ., São Paulo, Brazil
    Brazilian Construction Center: Initiative for Management of the Brazilian Housing Construction Industry [1969-1972]

428. Mortar

  • Frédéric Davidovits, Geopolymer Institute, Saint Quentin, France
    Geological Origin of the Reagents Constituting Roman Mortar, According to Vitruvius
  • Reinhard Heinz, Vienna, Austria
    The First Verifiable Application of Cast Mortar in Prefabricated Construction in the Coffered Ceiling of the Early Hellenistic Mausoleum of Belevi
  • Barbara Thuswaldner, Institute of History of Art, Building Archaeology and Restoration, Dep. for History of Architecture and Building Archaeology, Univ. of Technology, Vienna, Austria
    The Use of Mortar in Late Hellenistic Construction: The Case of the Octagon in Ephesus
  • Marco Cofani, Politecnico di Milano – DiAP, Italy
    The Knowledge and the Development of Mortars between the 18th and 19th Centuries: The Case-Study of the Verona Amphitheatre Restoration

429. Reinforced Concrete, Reception & Dissemination

  • Cédric Avenier, Anne Coste, Lab. Cultures constructives, ENS Architecture Grenoble, France
    Auguste Perret: The Grenoble Orientation Tower – Architecture, Art and the Press
  • Edoardo Currà, Dep. of Civil, Building and Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Rome Sapienza, Italy
    Manual Abilities and Modern Constructive Techniques in a Building by Arturo Hoerner: The S. A. Supertessile Plant and the System Baroni-Lüling, Rieti-Italy, 1926
  • Andrew Rabeneck, Imperial College, London, GB
    The Transformation of Construction by Concrete
  • Jesús Anaya Díaz, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete in High-Rise Construction in Spain, 1950-1975: Technique and Innovation

435. Wood Structures 2

  • Zeynep Eres, Eylem Özdoğan, Istanbul Univ., Turkey
    A New Approach in Studying the Structural Systems of Prehistoric Wooden Post Buildings: A Case Study from Aşaği Pinar in Eastern Thrace
  • Dietmar Kurapkat, German Archaeological Institute, Berlin, Germany
    A Roof under One’s Feet: Early Neolithic Roof Constructions at Göbekli Tepe, Southeastern Turkey
  • Alexandra Harrer, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
    Fan-shaped Bracket Sets and their Application in Different Building Materials: A Discussion of the Chinese Fangmu Tradition and Jin-dynasty Tomb Architecture in Southwest Shanxi Province
  • Christof Krauskopf, Brandenburg State Office for the Preservation of Monuments and Sites, Wünsdorf, Germany
    Medieval Timber Structures in Eastern Germany: Archaeological Evidence from Eberswalde

438. Interior Environment, Heating

  • Lynne C. Lancaster, Ohio Univ., Athens, OH, USA
    Heated Vaulting in Roman Britain and the Invention of Hollow Terracotta Voussoirs
  • Rainer Atzbach, Aarhus Univ., Denmark
    The Stube: Constructive Evidence for the Concept of a Smoke-Free Heated Living Room between the Alps and Southern Scandinavia
  • Spyridon Papavasileiou, Magdalini Makrodimitri, James Campbell, Univ. of Cambridge, GB
    The Construction and Integration of Historic Heating Systems in Churches in the United Kingdom from the 17th to the Early 20th Century
  • Carlo Manfredi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    Comfort Versus Industry: Maintenance of the Royal Palaces of Milan during the 1860s


Friday 6 July, 15:00-16:30 Versailles Site

302. Construction History, Sources & Methods 2

  • Pierre Guibert, Centre de Recherche en Physique Appliquée à l'archéologie, CNRS-Univ. de Bordeaux 3, France, et alii.
    The Use of Dating Methods for Studying Building Materials and Constructions: State of the Art and Current Challenges
  • Rita Vecchiattini, Dep. of Sciences for Architecture, Univ. of Genoa; ISCUM – Institute of the History of Material Culture, Genoa, Italy, Giovanni L.A. Pesce, Dep. of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Univ. of Bath, GB /ISCUM – Institute of the History of Material Culture, Genoa, Italy
    A Study on the Traditional Production of Lime: The Role of Oral Sources
  • Mariachiara Faliva, Thornton Tomasetti, Inc., New York City, NY, USA
    Integrated Methods for the Study of Construction Techniques

305. Rules & Standards: Architectural and Urban Norms

  • Juliette Hernu-Bélaud, Univ. of Nantes, Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris, France
    The Architecture pratique by Pierre Bullet [1691] and the Normalisation of the Construction Process
  • Esperanza González Redondo, Alcalá University, Madrid, Spain
    The Structure of Houses in Madrid 1669-1900: Buildings and Documents
  • Silvia Amaral Palazzi Zakia, Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo de São Paulo [FAU-USP], Brazil
    The First Building Code of Campinas – 1934: A Legal Instrument of the Urban Modernization Process of the City

308. Training & Education 1, Engineers

  • Willemijne Linssen, Krista De Jonge, Univ. of Leuven, Belgium
    How Belgian Engineers Passed on Their Knowledge between 1830 and 1865: Education, Association and Publication
  • Mike Chrimes, Institution of Civil Engineers, London, GB
    Short of Education or Short of Engineers: British Civil Engineering 1890-1910
  • Simona Talenti, Univ. of Salerno, Italy
    The Italian Engineers’ Architecture and Technique Training

309. Technical Literature, Manuscripts

  • Paola Travaglio, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    “De Fenestris”: An Unpublished Treatise from the Mid 15th Century on the Construction of Windows and Stained Glass
  • Francesco Menchetti, Laura S. Pelissetti, Fac. of Science and Architecture, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy
    Guidobaldo del Monte as Architect and the Construction of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Pesaro
  • Marisa Tabarrini, Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, Italy
    An Unpublished Treatise on Waters by Vincenzo Della Greca, Civil and Military Architect of the Camera Apostolica: A Source of Carlo Fontana’s Utilissimo Trattato Delle Acque Correnti

311. Craftmanship & Technical Tasks

  • Silke Kapp, Ana Paula Baltazar, Univ. Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    Metropolitan Vernacular: On the History of Informal Construction in a Brazilian City
  • Gülşah Çelik, Fac. of Architecture, Middle East Technical Univ., Ankara, Turkey, Kemal Reha Kavas, Dep. of Architecture, Akdeniz Univ., Antalya, Turkey
    A Case Study of Local Builder’s Carpentry Tools: Traditional Constructions of Ürünlü, Turkey
  • Elizabeth Cook, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, USA
    Building Culture and Competence: Demonstrating Knowledge on Construction Sites in 18th-Century Virginia

315 Metal

  • Maxime L’Héritier, Inst. de Recherche sur les Archéomatériaux-CNRS, Orléans, France, Philippe Dillmann, LAPA IRAMAT CNRS, France, Arnaud Timbert, Univ. Lille 3 – CNRS, France, Philippe Bernardi, Univ. Paris 1 – CNRS-LAMOP, Paris, France
    The Role of Iron Armatures in Gothic Constructions: Reinforcement, Consolidation or Commissioner’s Choice
  • Guillaume Fonkenell, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
    The Roof Frame of the Salon Carré
  • Paul Dobraszczyk, Univ. of Manchester, GB
    A Victorian Ironworld: Cast Iron, Ornament and Brighton

320. Prefabrication 2

  • Yvan Delemontey, Lab. of Techniques and Preservation of Modern Architecture [TSAM], Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne [EPFL], Switzerland
    Flaine: Mountain City; The Building of a High Altitude Citadel
  • Maite Palomares Figueres, Jésica Moreno Puchalt, Veronica Llopis Pulido, Polytechnic Univ. of Valencia, Spain
    Architectural Expression in the 60s and the Prefabrication of Formwork
  • Sonja Hnilica, Markus Jager, TU Dortmund, Germany
    Competing Building Systems: Post-war University Architecture in the Ruhr Area


Friday 6 July, 16:50-18:20 Versailles Site

301. Construction History, Sources & Methods 1

  • Amparo Graciani, Univ. of Seville, Spain
    Mesopotamian Foundation Deposits in the Louvre Museum
  • Dirk Bühler, Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany
    The Collection of the Deutsches Museum: A Source for Research on the History of Construction
  • Carolina Heldt D’Almeida, Instituto de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Universidade de São Paulo [IAU-USP], São Carlos, Brazil
    Analysis of the Construction Site as a Historical Document of its Production Process

307. Training & Education 2, Architects

  • Hélène Rousteau-Chambon, Univ. de Nantes, France
    Teaching Construction in the Académie Royale d’Architecture
  • Valérie Nègre, ENS Architecture Paris-La Villette, CNAM- HTTP, Paris, France
    Oral Transmission and the Use of Models in the Teaching of Architecture and Construction at the Turn of the 19th c.
  • Guy Lambert, ENS Architecture Paris-Belleville, CNAM- HTTP, Paris, France
    “Purpose” and “Means” of Architectural Design: Construction in Julien Guadet’s Teachings in Architectural Theory

312. Labor Market

  • Linda Clarke, Charlie McGuire, Christine Wall, Univ. of Westminster, London, GB
    The Significance of Building Labour to the Production of the Built Environment
  • Jörn Janssen, European Institute for Construction Labour Research, London, GB, Ernst-Ludwig LAUX, Industriegewerkschaft Bauen-Agrar-Umwelt, Mühltal, Germany
    Construction Work in Four German States: before, during and after the Cold War
  • Christine Wall, Linda Clarke, Charlie MCGuire, Centre for the Study of the Production of the Built Environment [ProBE], Univ. of Westmsinter, London, GB
    Concrete Constructors: Oral History Accounts of Building Work on a Large, Complex Site in 1960s Britain

313. Ownership of Property

  • Musa Sroor, Dep. of History, Birzeit Univ., Palestine
    The Role of the Islamic Pious Foundations [Waqf] in Building the Old City of Jerusalem during the Islamic Periods [637-1917]
  • Clara Pimenta Do Vale, Centre for Architecture and Urbanism, Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, Vítor Trindade Abrantes, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Urban Dynamics and Horizontal Property: Case Study of the Boavista Axis, Porto, Portugal
  • Miguel Artola Blanco, Univ. Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
    Changing Patterns in Residential Construction and the Real Estate Market: Spain, 1910-1960

318. Interior Environment, Lighting

  • Laura Balboni, Paolo Corradini, Angelo Landi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    Artificial Light in the Aristocratic Palaces in the Po Valley between the 17th and 18th Centuries
  • Giulio Sampaoli, Accademia di Architettura, Mendrisio, Switzerland
    Artificial Light in Architecture in France and Italy during the First Years of the 20th Century: From Gas Light to Electric Light
  • Giulia Marino, EPFL-ENAC, Lab. of Techniques and Preservation of Modern Architecture – TSAM, Lausanne, Switzerland
    The World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva [1960-1966]: How Mechanical and Electrical Services are Integral to Reading Built Form

319. Saving & Recovery Energy

  • Kambiz Mosthtaghe Gohari, ENS Architecture Paris-Malaquais-GSA, France
    The Morphological Evolution of the Vertical Axle Windmill between the Second and the 18th Centuries A.D.
  • Daniel A. Barber, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York City, NY, USA
    Constructing a Solar House, c. 1959
  • Samaher Wannous,CNAM- HTTP, Paris, France
    The Thermal Insulation of Facades after the Oil Crisis of 1974 to the 80s

322. Infrastructure & Public Works

  • Carla Maria Amici, Univ. del Salento, Lecce, Italy
    A “Cloaca Maxima” in the Roman Town of Privernum, Lazio, Italy: The Project, the Plan, the Construction
  • Rosana Muñoz, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil
    The Most Important Construction in Bahia’s 19th Century History: Salvador’s Mountain Retaining Wall
  • Davide Del Curto, Francesco Carlo Toso, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    Technical Systems and Networks for a Modern High Altitude Settlement: The Construction of the Sanatorium Village in Sondalo [1932-1946]

Friday 6 July, 18:40-19:40 Versailles Site

Keynote Lecture:

  • Robin Middletown, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, New York City, NY, USA
    Jean Rondelet’s Pioneering Attempt to Write a History of Construction, 1801-02

Saturday 7 July, 9:00-10:00 Malaquais Site, amphi Binet

Keynote Lecture:

  • Susan Webster, Department of Art and Art History, College of William & Mary, Richmond, VA, USA
    Constructing the Future, Consolidating the Past: Andean Builders in Colonial Quito


Saturday 7 July, 10:30-12:30 Malaquais Site

409. Structural Analysis & Modeling 3

  • Paula Fuentes, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
    The Islamic Crossed-Arch Domes in Cordoba: Geometry and Structural Analysis of the “Capilla de Villaviciosa”
  • Fouad Ghomari, Aboubekr Belkaid University, Tlemcen, Algeria
    The Minaret of the Mosque of Mansourah: A Half-Ruin Elucidated
  • Maria Teresa Como, Univ. degli studi Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples, Italy
    Structural Devices Concerning the Progressive Outer Shell Construction in Brunelleschi’s Dome
  • José Antonio García Ares, Ignacio Javier Gil Crespo, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
    The Ciborium or Lantern of Valencia Cathedral: Geometry, Construction and Stability

412. Transfer of Knowledge: Scientific Exchanges

  • Arturo Zaragozá Catalán, Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos de Valencia, Spain, José Calvo-López, Pau Natividad-Vivó, Univ. Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain
    Stereotomic Exchanges between Iberia and France in the 16th Century: Benoît Augier, Valencian Stairways and the Escalier de Toulouse
  • Hentie Louw, SAPL Newcastle University, GB
    ‘Machine pour ouvrire une fenêtre par contre-poids’: A Case Study Revealing the Nature of Invention and Innovation in Late-17th Century Northern European Architecture
  • Fabio Tellia, Jose Carlos Palacios Gonzalo, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Univ. Polit. de Madrid, Spain
    The Squinch Vaults in Joseph Ribes’ Llibre De Trasas De Viax Y Muntea
  • Linnéa Rollenhagen Tilly, CNAM-HTTP, Paris, France
    Knowledge of Architecture and Building Technologies in 18th Century Sweden

422. Politics & Policies

  • Roberto Eustaáquio Dos Santos, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Brazil
    The Plot of Concrete in Brazil: A History of the Technology Diffusion of Reinforced Concrete
  • Ricardo Tolosa, Jorge Galindo Díaz, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Manizales campus, Manizales, Colombia
    Construction of Railway Workshops in Colombia during the First Half of the 20th Century: A National Engineering Triumph
  • Christel Frapier, Historienne de l’architecture, Paris, France
    Conceiving the Industrialization of Construction in France in the 1950s
  • Felipe Contier, Renato L.S. Anelli, Instituto de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Universidade de São Paulo, São Carlos, Brazil
    The Material Genesis of an Icon: The Construction of the Building of FAU USP [1961-1969]

430. Innovations in Reinforced Concrete

  • Armande Hellebois, Yves Rammer, Jean-Claude Verbrugge, Building, Architecture and Town Planning Dep., Ecole Polytechnique de Bruxelles, Univ. Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
    Concrete Piling: Major Developments in the Historical Practice of Pile Foundations
  • Alessandra Bellicoso, Dep. of Architecture and Urban Planning, Univ. of L’Aquila, Italy
    Technological Innovation and Traditional Building Methods in the First Application of Reinforced Concrete in L’Aquila: The “New Provincial Insane Asylum” [1903-1916]
  • John McGuinness, Maidenhead, GB
    Air Raid Shelters in the United Kingdom 1939-1945: An Initial Investigation
  • Pierre Jartoux, Association Eugène Freyssinet
    Eugene Freyssinet, Engineer: Inventor of Pre-Stressing (provisional title)

431. Foundations & Masonry

  • Francisco Pinto Puerto, José María Guerrero Vega, Univ. of Seville, Spain
    The Scaenae Frons of the Roman Theatre of Itálica: Notes on the Construction Process
  • Maud De Voght, Krista De Jonge, Univ. of Leuven, Belgium
    Foundation Techniques in the Early Modern Low Countries [1600-1750]: A Problematic Case: St. Walpurgis in Antwerp
  • Philip S.C. Caston, Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
    The Pentagon Ramparts and Bastions of Fortress Rosenberg in Kronach, Germany
  • Antonia Brauchle, Technische Universität Berlin and Stiftung LEUCOREA, Wittenberg, Germany
    Cellars: Construction and Insulation through the Beginning of the 20th Century

437. Metal Structures 2

  • Bernhard Heres, Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany
    The Iron Structures in the Buildings of the State Hermitage St. Petersburg Erected 1838 – 1850: Forming Structures and Details in Early Structural Steelwork
  • Sergej Fedorov, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
    Rebuilding St. Petersburg’s Winter Palace in the Context of Early European Steel Structures 1838-1850s: Contemporary Sources and Documents
  • Donald Friedman, Old Structures Engineering, New York City, NY, USA, Brian BOWEN, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Two Crystal Palaces: Constructive Technology and Practice; Great Britain 1851 – United States 1853
  • Ines Prokop, Berlin University of the Arts, Germany
    Wrought Iron and Steel Structures in Berlin in their Prime from 1875 to 1925, with a Focus on Buildings for the Arts

439. Interior Environment, Heating, Ventilation & Hygiene

  • Maaike Van Der Tempel, Ine Wouters, Filip Descamps, Dorien Aerts, Department of Architectural Engineering [ae-lab], Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    Innovations in Ventilation: Wind Cowls in the 19th Century
  • Francesca Turri, Emanuele Zamperini, Building and Territorial Engineering Department, University of Pavia, Italy
    The Military Engineers and Hygiene in Barracks in the Second Half of the 19th Century
  • Dirk Van De Vijver, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands
    Hygiene in Belgian Architecture: The Case of Victor Horta [1861-1947]
  • Emmanuelle Gallo, CNAM- HTTP, ENS Architecture Paris-Belleville, France
    Scientific Developments of Heating and Ventilation Professional Unions and Learned Societies in France during the First Part of the 20th Century

Saturday 7 July, 12:30 – 13:00 closing

Malaquais Site, amphi 2


  • 14 rue Bonaparte (site Malaquais) et 1 Rue Royale (CNAM)
    Paris, France
  • 14 rue Bonaparte (site Malaquais) et 1 Rue Royale (CNAM)
    Versailles, France


  • Tuesday, July 03, 2012
  • Saturday, July 07, 2012
  • Wednesday, July 04, 2012
  • Thursday, July 05, 2012
  • Friday, July 06, 2012


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