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TitleLate-medieval construction site management at the Monastery of Jerónimos in Lisbon
Author(s)Melo, Arnaldo Sousa
Ribeiro, Maria do Carmo Franco
KeywordsMonastery of Jerónimos (Lisbon)
Construction site organization
João de Castilho
Later Middle Ages
Early Modern
Labour and building activity
Monastery of Jeronimos (Lisbon, Portugal)
Portugal)
Issue date2015
PublisherThe Construction History Society
JournalConstruction History. International Journal of the Construction History Society
CitationMelo, Arnaldo Sousa and Ribeiro, Maria do Carmo, “Late-medieval construction site management at the Monastery of Jerónimos in Lisbon”, Construction History. International Journal of the Construction History Society, Vol. 30, Nº1, 2015, p 23-37 (ISSN 0267-7768).
Abstract(s)Through the analysis of the exceptional accounting documents of 1517 related to the construction of the Monastery of Jerónimos (Lisbon), this paper discusses the main characteristics of a new model of construction site organization. In the later Middle Ages we can find, among others, two main models of constructing site organization. One, older and more widespread, consisted in a centralized and pyramidal management model. The other, apparently more recent, was based in the existence of several autonomous teams working simultaneously, each one responsible for building a specific part or section of the building. This paper describes and discusses this new organizational model as it was adopted and implemented by João de Castilho (1470–1552) for the construction of the Monastery of Jerónimos in 1517, probably for the first time in Portugal, but with some parallels in other places in Europe.
TypeArticle
URIhttps://hdl.handle.net/1822/38651
ISSN0267-7768
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
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