The American Construction Industry: Its Historical Evolution and Potential Future (Hardcover)
The American Construction Industry meticulously chronicles the evolution of the construction industry from its roots in the medieval guild system to the high-tech jobsite of tomorrow. While celebrating more than two millennia of progress and innovation, this resource for students and professionals uncovers the ways of working that crossed the Atlantic with the earliest European settlers and will continue to define building trades in the United States today and in the years and decades to come. Full color illustrations bring the past to life and provide visual links to the present day.
About the Author
Brian Bowen retired as president of Hanscomb Inc. in 2000 after a career in England, Canada and the United States. From that time, he supported the College of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology in various capacities and was appointed a Professor in the Practice of Construction Management. His focus has been on researching and teaching Construction History. In 2008 he formed the Construction History Society of America.