Early Iron Roofs in Belgian Churches (1845-60)

Romain Wibaut, Ine Wouters, Thomas Coomans

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paper

1 Citation (Scopus)
437 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

This paper sets out to assess the early age of iron roof construction in Belgian churches and its evolution through an in-depth analysis of a selection of cases situated in Belgium, an early-industrialised country with a fast-developing iron industry. The study is based on fieldwork, archive and literature study of three early iron trusses in churches in Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent. By providing renewed insight into the early use of iron and the evolution of the construction principles in churches, this study intends to encourage researchers, architects or heritage assessors to consider the roof construction of churches with greater care.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructural Analysis of Historical Constructions
Subtitle of host publicationAn Interdisciplinary Approach
EditorsR. Aguilar, D. Torrealva, S. Moreira, M. Pando, L.F. Ramos
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Pages105-115
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-99441-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-99440-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event11th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions: An interdisciplinary approach - JW Marriott Hotel, Cusco, Peru
Duration: 10 Sep 201813 Oct 2018
Conference number: 11
http://sahc2018.com

Publication series

NameRILEM Bookseries
Volume18

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions
Abbreviated titleSAHC
Country/TerritoryPeru
CityCusco
Period10/09/1813/10/18
Internet address

Keywords

  • 19 century
  • Belgium
  • Church construction
  • Iron
  • Roof construction
  • Construction History

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Early Iron Roofs in Belgian Churches (1845-60)'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this