par Espion, Bernard ;Provost, Michel
Editeur scientifique Mascarenhas-Mateus, João;Pires, Ana Paula APP
Référence International Congress on Construction History(7th: July 12-16: Lisbon), History of construction cultures, CRC Press/Balkema, Leiden, Vol. 1, page (530-537)
Publication Publié, 2021
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Résumé : The TRABEKA company is a colonial general contractor that began its activities in Katanga in 1924. Its business in concrete construction rapidly grew till 1929. In order to cope with the shortage of works resulting from the economic crisis, the company expanded its activities in the 1930s in Africa, Iran and Belgium. In Belgium, it succeeded in building several apartment buildings with well-known architects in Brussels and in developing a strong regional branch in Liège for engineering works. This paper, based on original research work in archives, is limited to the company’s pre-war period of construction activities in Congo until 1955 and in Belgium till 1959.