Structural Engineering Documents 15

Engineering History and Heritage Structures – Viewpoints and Approaches

Eberhard Pelke and Eugen Brühwiler

 

Note: Members can download this SED for free in the Members Area. Hardcopy and e-Book (ePDF) can be purchased at the Online Shop 

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.

Online Shop (Softcover book and ePDF) 

Structural Engineering Documents 15
Engineering History and Heritage Structures – Viewpoints and Approaches
Eberhard Pelke and Eugen Brühwiler

220 pages, in English
Format: 170 x 240 mm
Published: December 2017

Price Softcover book:
IABSE Members: CHF 29 + shipment
Non-Members: CHF 39 + shipment

e-Book (ePDF):
ISBN 978-3-85748-154-3
IABSE Members: CHF 0.-
Non-Members: CHF 20.-