Contact info
ReUse, Department of Architectural Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
PhD researcher
Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels (Building K, office 1.01)

Research interest
Early 20th century and interwar period; stone imitations; historic mortars and renders; restoration strategies; material characterization
Current and past research projects in the field of Construction History
Restoration strategies for stone imitating renders: Development of a tool for composing repair mortars, IWT project, 2012-2016.
Representative publications in the field of Construction History
Y. Govaerts, A. Verdonck, M. de Bouw and W. Meulebroeck, ‘The introduction of ready-mix rendering mortars for stone imitation in Belgium [1920-1940]’, in: J.W.P. Campbell et al (eds.), Proceedings of the First Conference of the Construction History Society. CHS2014: Construction History Society. Cambridge, vol. 1, 2014, pp. 181-190.
Y. Govaerts, A. Verdonck, W. Meulebroeck and M. de Bouw, ‘Development of artificial stone imitations at the turn of the 20th century through patent analysis in a Belgian context’, in: B. Bowen et al (eds.), Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress on Construction History. ICCH2015: Construction History Society of America. Chicago, vol. 2, 2015, pp. 229-236.

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