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New IABSE Publication:
Structural Engineering Documents (SED) 15

‘Engineering History and Heritage Structures – Viewpoints and Approaches’

This Structural Engineering Document (SED)
is a compilation of contributions devoted to the vast topic of history of structural engineering as well as interventions on heritage structures and structures of high cultural values. Various, sometimes opposed, viewpoints and approaches are expressed and presented. The rather heterogeneous and controversial nature of the content of this SED shall stimulate lively discussions within the structural engineering community who needs to increase the awareness of historical and cultural aspects of structures and structural engineering. Current structural engineering methods and practice are only at the very beginning of effective engineering, really integrating historical and cultural aspects in the assessment of existing structures and in intervention projects to adapt or modify structures of cultural values for future demands.

SED 15, edited by E. Pelke and E. Brühwiler, was elaborated by IABSE Working Group 9 and has the general objective to promote the science of construction history and to demonstrate its importance for structural engineers. It intends to make a significant contribution to modern structural engineering and to provide access to construction history for practicing structural engineers.

‘Engineering History and Heritage Structures – Viewpoints and Approaches’
by Eberhard Pelke and Eugen Brühwiler

With Contributions from: E. Pelke, T.F. Peters, M. Traykova, R. Vergoossen. A. Bögle, W. Lorenz, E. Brühwiler, N. Janberg, J. Romo, B. Addis, M.J. Beiersdorf, J. Steiner, E. Vianen, R. Spaan, J.F. Duntemann, B.R. Greve, A. Traykov, D. Partov, N. Winterbottom, B. Heres,T. Chardakova, D. Wendland, P. van Bogaert, R. Barthel, J. Tutsch, J. Jordan, C. Weber, A. Kostka, M. Fischer, G. Eisele, J. Seiler, V. Wetzk, Y. Rammer, B. Espion, L. Clarke, M. Bartzsch, K. Geißler, D. Gasparini, W. Vermes, J. Voermans, R. May, Y. Yang, B. Chen, S. Nakamura.

220 pages, in English
ISBN 978-3-85748-154-3
Format: 170 x 240mm
Published: December 2017

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Brindarica Bose
Publications and Communications Manager
IABSE c/o ETH Zurich
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8049 Zurich 

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