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Iron and Steel

1. Christophe Maggi  

Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (IRPA-KIK), Belgium

 Online paper: Iron reinforcements in the medieval and modern attics of Belgium

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 Abstract: This paper explores iron reinforcement of timber roofs in Belgium

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2. Aleksandra Kosykh

Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany

 Online paper: Building with Iron in Eighteenth-Century Tula: The Armory Capital of Russia and Its Iron Roofs

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 Abstract: This paper explores 18th century iron roofs in Russia

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3. Katerina Maria Chalvatzi

ETH Zurich, Institute of Conservation and Building Archaeology (IDB)

 Online paper: Early iron in Theatre Construction: the Théâtre du Palais-Royal in Paris

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 Abstract: Paper detailing the use of iron to create the roofs and hollow pts for the vaults of a theatre in Paris constructed in the 1780s

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4. Tom F. Peters

Emeritus Professor, Lehigh University, Penn., USA

 Online paper: Louis Bruyère’s innovative iron bridges and their contribution to the development of modern iron                                           construction

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 Abstract: Paper detailing Louis Bruyère’s innovative  use of iron to create bridges 1790-1830

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5. Bernard Espion

BATir Dept, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Construction Histories Brussels (CHsB) Joint ULB-VIB Research Group, Belgium 

 Online paper: Iron bridges in Belgium before 1853

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 Abstract: Paper looking an iron suspension, arched and trussed bridges in Belgium 1830-1853

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6. Dermot. O’Dwyer

Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

 Online paper: The development in the design of beams from 1820 - 1860

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 Abstract: Paper tracing the discussions around the mathematical modelling of forces in beams in the United Kingdom 1820-1860

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7. Stéphane Sire 

University of Brest

Muriel Ragueneau

SNCF Réseau, La Plaine Saint-Denis, France

 Online paper: Hybrid wrought iron and steel connections. The example of the electric arc welding reinforcement of the   swing bridge in Brest (France)

 Abstract: Paper that provides a description of an iron bridge in Brest, France built in 1861 and how it was repaired in the 1930s using welded joints. 

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8. Sara E. Wermiel

Boston University and MIT, Mass., USA

 Online paper: Introduction of the Rolled I-beam in the U.S.A. in the 1850s, Revisited

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 Abstract: This paper discusses the first two ironworks to roll I-beams in the U.S. in the 1850s

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9. Iva Stoyanova

Independent Researcher

 Online paper: Plan B or learning about Construction History from reconstructions and repairs: the iron roof of Gallery Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan.

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 Abstract: This paper examines the construction of the famous glazed roof of the Galleria in Milan as it was constructed in 1867 and as repaired in the 1980s

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10. Kilian Wolf

Technical University of Munich, Germany

 Online paper: Rautennetze by Emil Hünnebeck – steel lamella roofs of the interwar period

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 Abstract: This paper looks at a particular form of steel lamella roof based on a rhombic-based pattern patented by Hünnebeck used in the period 1924-1935

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11. Valentin Gillet

ETH Zürich, Switzerland

 Online paper: An iron-mounted stoneware façade in Paris: Charles Klein’s apartment building at rue Claude-Chahu 9

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 Abstract: This paper examines façade to a concrete frame building consisting of stoneware held on an iron armature in 1920s Paris

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12. Jørgen Burchardt

Musuem Vestfyn, Denmark

 Online paper: The Wire Nails Revolution: The History 1898-2000

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 Abstract: This paper examines the development of wire nails in the period specified (1898-2000) but with reference to earlier developments, focusing on Northern Europe and Scandinavia 

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13. John McGuinness

Research Student, University of West London

 Online paper: The use of light-weight steel sections etc. in low status housing in England

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 Abstract: This paper provides a survey of lightweight steel housing in the UK from c.1900-1950s

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14. Stefania Mornati

University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

 Online paper: Construction and Business Industrialization in Italy in the Second Post-War Period: the FEAL

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 Abstract: This paper looks at the buildings systems created by contractor FEAL operating in Italy from 1945-1970

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15. Francesco Spada

University of Calabria, Italy

 Online paper: Aspects of constructive innovation in the activity of the Società Generale Immobiliare (SGI) in Italy (1950s-1970s)

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 Abstract: This paper looks at the buildings systems created by contractor Società Generale Immobiliare (SGI) operating in Italy from 1950s-1970s

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16. Elke Nagel

Strebewerk. Architekten GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany

 Online paper: Made from steel. Good as gold? The 1950s detached steel houses by MAN in Germany

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 Abstract: This paper looks at the prefabricated houses produced by the MAN company in Germany in the 1950s

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