CHSA 5th Biennial Meeting

  • 26 May 2016
  • 5:00 PM
  • 29 May 2016
  • 12:00 PM
  • University of Texas at Austin


  • You are not a current member of CHSA. This category includes a one year membership in CHSA, valued at $75 for the included price of $55
  • You are not a current member of CHSA. This category includes a one year membership in CHSA, valued at $75 for the included price of $55
  • Registration for the 5th Biennial - Saturday only
  • Registration for 5th Biennial on Friday only
  • One day registration for Saturday, May 28.
  • You are a current active member of CHSA
  • You are an active member of CHSA
  • You are a current full time student at a college or university.

AUTHORS / PRESENTERS must register for the full meeting. One day registration will be available on-site only for local attendees.
Registration is closed

Similarly to previous meetings of the CHSA, the meeting in Austin has a topic that will serve as the underlying discourse aiming to bring all the papers together. The conference topic is "Knowledge Exchange and Transference of Building Technology."  Nevertheless, all Construction History topics related to Americas will be welcome.

The History of Construction has evolved by experimentation, refinement, and by the transference of knowledge across different cultures and continents. The cross pollination of ideas, methods of construction, and even styles is characteristic of the development of the architectural discipline. In the Americas these encounters of cultures and modes of operation have created a rich scenario in which buildings emerge as result of the cultural exchange, insertion of new social orders, industrialization, and adoption of new technologies. As cities change and mature the exchange and influences have become an intrinsic part of this ongoing evolution (and revolution) that impacts the built environment and its methods of materialization.

This conference seeks to establish a discussion within the frame of the knowledge exchange and building technology transfer. We seek for research work that depicts the spectrum of scenarios, building solutions, industry, and cultural transformations that are the result of those exchanges and transferences. The discussions aim to  reflect on the assimilations, education, and transformation processes necessary when importing or exporting building technology reflecting on the particular solutions that emerged from the process itself. 

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