Construction History, the journal of the Construction History Society, is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal which is published twice a year. The journal is included in the the Web of Science and other leading citation indexes.
Construction History was first published in 1985 and is the leading international journal in its field. It enjoys a high reputation for the diversity, breadth and detail of its coverage.
The journal covers all aspects of construction history and recent papers have ranged from helical brick chimneys in Spain to industrialised building in modern Germany and from the use of monolithic limestone columns in Sicily to building insulation in early 20th century USA construction.
Each volume of around 150 pages contains up to six or seven illustrated papers by authoritative writers.
Construction History covers all aspects of the history of building and civil engineering history embracing both technical and socio-economic aspects of subject. Among technical aspects covered are:
Socio-economic subjects include:
The masons’ marks in the western part of the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela: an approach to its construction history by Annette Münchmeyer
The Supply of Stone for the Rebuilding of St Paul’s Cathedral 1675-1710 by James Campbell
The evolution of secondary school building construction in Portugal in the 20th century: from traditional to industrial by Alexandra Alegre, & Teresa Heitor,
Helical industrial chimneys in Spain by Gracia Lopez Patiño
The Llambí Company, Barcelona: a unique relationship between a manufacturer of blinds and shutters and architects by Anne Coste
Insulating North America by Kiel Moe
The marvellous reinforced concrete shells of Tallinn seaplane hangars in the context of early concrete architecture in Estonia by Maris Mändel and Oliver Orro
The Hidden Potential of Building Systems: the Marburg Building System as an example by Silke Langenberg
Please note: The journal does not include papers about the refurbishment of existing buildings or refurbishment of engineering structures.
There are two main reasons:
Construction History also does not include papers about the history of architecture or urban planning.
To contact the editors of Construction History, write to firstname.lastname@example.org
A full list of papers in published in the Construction History since 1985 is available here.
Individual papers are all available for purchase online through JSTOR.
Selected back issues of Construction History are available for purchase here.
A recent paper analysing papers published in Construction History is available here
Papers for publication in Construction History are welcome at any time.
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The Seventh Annual Construction History Conference will be held in Queens’ College, Cambridge on the 3-5th April 2020. Dates: a Call for Abstracts will be released in June 2019, Abstracts due by 1 October, Full Papers by 20 January 2020. The proceedings will be published and available at the conference.All News
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