Workshop Construction History

Interuniversity research seminar on Construction History in Belgium

17 September 2019
Aula K1.3 - Campus Mutsaard - UAntwerpen
Mutsaardstraat 31 - 2000 Antwerpen

* Language: English

9.00 Coffee (foyer Dieperik)
9.15 Introduction
  Prof. Dr. Inge Bertels (UAntwerpen) and Prof. Dr. Ir. Arch. Ine Wouters (VUB)
9.30 – 10.30 International perspective
  Lecture Dr. Philippe Sosnowska (ULB):
Brussels floorings between the 16th and 19th centuries. Contribution of archaeological and historical studies 
  Lecture Dr. Arch. Paula Fuentes Gonzalez (VUB):
Brick Vaults and Beyond. The Transformation of a Historical Structural System (1830-1930)
  Lecture Dr. Mario Rinke (UAntwerpen):
Institutions within a new material - early reinforced concrete in Switzerland 
10.30-10.45 Break
10.45- 12.30  In depth investigations
  Referees Prof. Ir. Mario Rinke (UAntwerpen) and Dr. Jelena Dobbels (VUB)
  Presentations by:
  Matthijs Degraeve (VUB):
Urban industrial districts on the move. Locational patterns of builders in Brussels (1830-1970)
  Katarina Chalvatzi (ETHZürich):
Beyond the action: Theatre construction in 18th century France​
  Laurens Bulckaen (ULB):
Collaboration and exchange between architects, engineers and contractors in building in Belgium (1890-2010): lessons from the past and emerging collaborative practices
12.30- 13.30      Lunch
13.30-15.30    Outline and contextualization
  Referees Dr. Philippe Sosnowska (ULB) and Arch. Paula Fuentes Gonzalez (VUB)
  Presentations by:
  Frederik Vandyck (VUB-UAntwerpen):
Built to construct: understanding the architecture of construction workspaces in the Brussels-Capital Region (1880-2020)
  Linsy Raaffels (VUB):
Architects' houses in Brussels. Strategies for valorization
  Romain Wibaut (VUB – KU Leuven):
Hidden innovation. Building church roofs in Belgium (1830-1940): construction technologies and architectural-historical contextualization in international perspective
  Pieter De Raedt (VUB):
History and Heritage of the power industry in the Belgian provinces Antwerp and Brabant 1900-1960
15.30-15.45 Break
15.45-16.15  Lecture Prof. Dr. Ir. Bernard Espion (ULB):
Construction History and preservation of engineering heritage: three case studies with prestressed concrete structures
16.15-17.00   Further cooperation
  Discussion/Presentation of new research initiatives and projects 
17.00-17.30 Closing drink