We are what we build and how we build; thus, the study of Construction History is now more than ever at the centre of current debates as to the shape of a sustainable future for humankind. Under the main theme “History of Construction Cultures”, the Congress will provide an opportunity to celebrate and expand our understanding of the ways in which everyday building activities have been perceived and experienced in different cultures, times and places.
The general call for abstracts has invited proposals as single contributions dealing with a broad range of construction history topics as well as to be included in thematic sessions. Topics cover a broad range of construction history subjects (construction determinants and their relation with design, extraction and processing of materials, site management, works execution processes, knowledge transfer, actors, machines, tools, building legislation, construction - politics, economy and society, etc. Proposals can approach these subjects from any time period (from ancient times to the 20th century), have any geographical scope (local to intercontinental) and discuss any type of buildings and structures (e.g. vaults; shells; spatial structures; trusses; bridges; industrial/residential/public/religious; stadiums and pavilions; military constructions; infrastructures and public works). Thematic sessions are the result of a previous successful call collecting a significant number of proposals from senior and young researchers coming from all over the world (New Zealand, Australia, China, Mexico, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Portugal, United Kingdom, Belgium, Russia and Switzerland) aiming to cover important problematics, historical periods and different regions of the globe.
After the Abstract Review Process, if your proposal was selected for a paper presentation at the congress, you are now invited to submit a paper to be evaluated during the Paper Review Process. Papers presented at the congress will be published in the 7ICCH Proceedings, which will be available at the conference. 7ICCH Proceedings will be published and printed by CRC Press / Balkema (Taylor & Francis Group) and sent to multiple indexing services The official language of the conference is English. All proposals must be submitted in English and all presentations must be delivered in English. Translation and interpreting services will not be available.
Authors are encouraged to give great attention to the English grammar level of their own proposal texts and submitting them after being previously checked by a native English speaker. Texts poorly written in English will be refused by reviewers.
Maximum number of proposals by participant: Each participant can take part in a maximum of 2 paper proposals: one as first author and another as a co-author. Papers whose first authors and co-authors are the same as those of another two proposals already submitted will not be accepted.
The maximum number of pages of the two column paper is 8. The minimum number of pages of the two column paper is 6.
The deadline to submit full papers is 15 November 2020. Your paper will be again subjected to a blind peer review. You will be notified about the (conditional) rejection or acceptance of your paper in February 2021. In order to be included in the proceedings the registration fee needs to be paid until 1 March 2021. Only one full paper per first author registration will be accepted.
To prepare your paper we advise you to strictly follow the steps below:
Step 1 – Download and unzip the 7ICCH_CRC Press Balkema Instructions.zip file; Step 2 – Read carefully and follow the instructions available in the 1_Read Me.pdf file; Step 3 – Check the Sample of an A4 page lay out in MsWord of a two column paper available in the B2PROCA4EXAMPLEPAPER.doc file in the 2_Templates_2 Column A4.zip file; Step 4 – Read and follow the instructions on how to submit your artwork (figures) in the 3_Artwork.pdf file; Step 5 – Read the instructions on how to prepare the References of your paper at the section 3.7 of the B2PROCA4EXAMPLEPAPER.doc file in the 2_Templates_2 Column A4.zip file. If you hold a Endnote software license you can open also the 4_Harvard.ens file; Step 6 – Open the empty template B2PROCA4TEMPLATE.dotx in the 2_Templates_2 Column A4.zip file and add your paper text; Step 7 – Fill and sign (all the paper authors) the 5_Consent to Publish Form_Copyright.pdf file to publish the paper and transfer its copyright to CRC Press / Balkema (Taylor & Francis Group); Step 8 –Fill and sign (only the first author of the paper) the 6_Permission Verification Form.doc file; Step 9 – Find complementary information in the 7_Permissions+Flow+Chart.pdf and 8_T&F Permission FAQ.pdf files; Step 10 – Before uploading your paper you must follow now the Checklist for Authors in particular the file naming instructions (here); Step 11 - Fully submit your paper, uploading in one single .zip file named as indicated in the Checklist for Authors at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=7icch submission page, using your login personal account. The .Zip folder must be named as follows: 7ICCH_paper_PAPER ID.zip Note that the PAPER ID is the number assigned by EasyChair.org to your accepted abstract.