ReUse, Department of architectural engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels
Building crafts and technology lab, BRICK school of architecture, SMEF group of institutes
Survey No. 50 / 3 Undri, Pisoli, Pune, India
Post-independence India, construction technology, architectural and urban history, actors in construction
Current and past research projects in the field of Construction History
Indigenous modernisms: Building practice in post-independence Pune (India), PhD Thesis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2014-
Representative publications in the field of Construction History
Melsens, S., Mangaonkar-Vaiude, P. & Joshi, Y., 'Architect-entrepreneurs in post-independence Pune (India)’
, in: Campbell et al., J. W. P. (ed.)., Further studies in the History of Construction: The Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference of the Construction History Society. First Edition, Construction History Society, Cambridge, 2016, pp. 461-472.
S. Melsens. and I. Bertels, ‘Shaping India’s cities. The changing role of stakeholders in construction since independence (1947).’, 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. 574-582.