Early Iron Roofs in Belgian Churches (1845-60)

Romain Wibaut, Ine Wouters, Thomas Coomans

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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.
Originele taal-2English
TitelStructural Analysis of Historical Constructions
SubtitelAn Interdisciplinary Approach
RedacteurenR. Aguilar, D. Torrealva, S. Moreira, M. Pando, L.F. Ramos
UitgeverijSpringer, Cham
Aantal pagina's11
ISBN van elektronische versie978-3-319-99441-3
ISBN van geprinte versie978-3-319-99440-6
StatusPublished - 1 jan 2019
Evenement11th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions: An interdisciplinary approach - JW Marriott Hotel, Cusco, Peru
Duur: 10 sep 201813 okt 2018
Congresnummer: 11

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NaamRILEM Bookseries


Conference11th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions
Verkorte titelSAHC
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