The New Art of Structural Engineering

by David P. Billington, (F.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Princeton Univ., Princeton, N.J.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1984, Vol. 54, Issue 8, Pg. 54-57

Document Type: Feature article


Exerpt from The Tower and the Bridge: The New Art of Structural Engineering describes the career and the accomplishments of Thomas Telford, a 19th Century civil engineer who was the first to use iron in ways that set him apart as a structural artist. The author's premise is that the tradition of structural art is based on efficient use of materials, economy of construction, and appearance of final form. A review of the complete book is included.

Subject Headings: Structural engineering | Construction materials | High-rise buildings | Bridge engineering | Bridge towers | Engineering profession | Professional development | Distinguished engineers

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