Contact info
ReUse, Department of architectural engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
PhD researcher
Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels

Research interest
19th and 20th century, timber structures, history of construction techniques, history of materials, history of civil engineering.
Current and past research projects in the field of Construction History
Engineered timber - Appraisal of historic timber roof structures in 19th- and early 20th-century Belgium, IWT project, 2015-2018.
Representative publications in the field of Construction History
Vandenabeele, L., Bertels, I. & Wouters, I., Designing timber trusses in Belgium during the age of iron engineering, in: K. Van Balen & E. Verstrynge (eds), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions: Anamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls. CRC Press/Balkema, Leiden, pp. 612-619.
Vandenabeele, L., Bertels, I. & Wouters, I. From de l'Orme's to Hetzer's arch roofs: engineering the elegance. Further Studies in the History of Construction: The Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference of the Construction History Society, Campbell, J. W. P. (ed.). 1 ed. Cambridge: Construction History Society, 2016, p. 345-354.
M. De Fossé and L. Vandenabeele. Brusselse pakhuizen in de negentiende en de twintigste eeuw. Erfgoed van Industrie en Techniek, vol. 4, 2014, pp. 20-29.

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