First name: Bill
Affiliation: Eth Zürich
CV: Bill Addis is author of over 100 publications on the history of building engineering, construction materials and building design including Building: 3000 years of Design, Engineering and Construction (2007). His research interests include: the history of structural design; the history of iron, steel and reinforced-concrete construction; the epistemology of structural design; the use of physical models in building design; industrialization in construction.
After starting his career with Rolls Royce Aeroengines, Bill worked for 17 years at the University of Reading in England then for 15 years with consulting engineers Buro Happold. He was an Affiliated Lecturer at the University of Cambridge and, since ‘retirement’, has been a Visiting Professor at Tor Vergata University in Rome, the University of Innsbruck, the University of San Sebastian and, currently, the ETH, Zürich. For the ICE, he is currently developing CIRCE, an information resource for conservation engineers.
Bill is the Chairman of the Editorial Advisory Panel for Engineering History and Heritage published by the Institution of Civil Engineers in London and was co-editor of Construction History 2011-16. He has been a member of the scientific committees for the Spanish, French, English and Portuguese national construction history congresses, as well as the international congresses.