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Construction History Society of America 6th Biennial Meeting; University of Maryland

May 24, 2018 10:30 AM EDT to May 26, 2018 1:00 PM EDT
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University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
3835 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20742
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The 6th Biennial meeting of the Construction History Society of America will feature research and scholarship from a diverse range of academics and practitioners, focusing generally on the history of building design, fabrication, and construction throughout the Americas over the last five hundred years. Presenters will include scholars, engineers, architects, preservationists, and contractors, who will present on topics ranging from historic building materials to postwar engineering and building science.

Ten Tracks along with three Keynotes will be presented over the course of three days.

  • Construction Education and Theory (2 AIA CES LU/HSW)
  • Fabrication and Use of Materials (1.5 AIA CES LU/HSW)
  • Materials and Methods in the United States: Nineteenth Century (1.5 AIA CES LU/HSW)
  • Bridge and Vault Construction (1.5 AIA CES LU/HSW)
  • Construction of American Landscape Environments and Infrastructure (1.5 AIA CES LU/HSW)
  • Materials and Methods in the United States: Twentieth Century (2 AIA CES LU/HSW)
  • Management of Institutional Construction (2 AIA CES LU/HSW)
  • Vernacular Construction Techniques in America (2 AIA CES LU/HSW)
  • Prefabrication in Mid-Twentieth Century America (2 AIA CES LU/HSW)
  • Houses and Housing in the United States (1.5 AIA CES LU/HSW)

AIA CES credits for the CHSA 6th Biennial Meeting; University of Maryland sessions are provided through AIA Potomac Valley.

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