Brussels Research Centre for Construction Histories

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    Pleinlaan 2

    1050 Brussels


Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The History of Construction is a new and rapidly growing scientific field. Based on a common interest in construction history, scholars of various academic disciplines of the Université libre de Bruxelles  (ULB) and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) combined forces to strengthen the Brussels/Belgian expertise in this field. They established a joint research group: Construction Histories Brussels [CHsB].

CHsB studies key topics within the field of Construction History. Hereby, four research lines are proposed which will benefit from the inter‐disciplinary ULB‐VUB research environment:




‐ The actors of building
‐ The history of building materials, construction techniques and structures
‐ Transfer of construction knowledge
‐ Construction history as a discipline: collaborations, definition of the field





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