Analysing company archives of Belgian general contracting companies
The Federatie van Algemene Bouwaannemers (FABA)/ Fédération des Entrepreneurs Généraux de la Construction (FEGC) celebrates its 140th anniversary in 2021. This important moment is captured by publishing a book on the history of the FABA/FEGC and on the profession of general contractors in Belgium.
Jelena Dobbels is preparing the book, based on her PhD research 'Becoming Professional Practitioners. A History of General Contractors in Belgium (1870-1970)'. In addition, archival research is carried out on a number of Belgian general contractors. The company archives of these contractors provide unique insights into the activitities of these construction companies through construction site photographs, building specifications, correspondence, architectural plans, advertisements, etc.
To be continued!