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Wednesday, 16 October 2013 09:32



History and Heritage of Civil Engineering: This site by the ASCE presents some important works of (mostly) structural engineering from prehistory to the 20th century. It features also a list of distinguished civil engineers and an image library.

History of Structural Enginenering, The Institution of Civil Engineers. A brief resume of developments in structural engineering, with a reading list.

History of Structural Engineering, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Building History: Historical Framework, Lecture Notes of Prof. Raimar Scherer, Institute for Construction Informatics.Technische Universitat Dresden.

Prof. Raimar Scherer. Course G-3, Building History. Lecture 7: Structural Engineering History. Faculty of Civil Engineering, Institute for Construction Informatics. Technische Universitat Dresden.

A Century of Steel Construction (PDF), available from The British Constructional Steelwork Association Ltd, London, UK.

W. Bates, (1991). Historical Structural Steelwork Handbook. Properties of UK and European Cast Iron, Wrought Iron, Steel Sections including Design. Load and Stress Data since the Mid 19th Century. Publication No. 11/84. Available from British Constructional Steelwork Association Ltd.

The History of Concrete -  Timeline by MAST Module Web Site (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois (UIUC) Urbana).

Historical Timeline of Concrete  by the Auburn University, Alabama.

Historic Bridges of Michigan and Elsewhere offers photos, information, and maps for historic bridges. While various structure types are represented, emphasis is placed on metal truss bridges

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 09:11


Here is a List of Magazines in structural engineering and other similar literature categories


Magazine of Concrete Research: Magazine of Concrete Research publishes papers on any aspect of current research into the behaviour of concrete and its constituent materials, both in the laboratory and in structures, from the point of view of materials performance and evaluation, design and testing, and including the use of concrete in close conjunction with other materials.

Concrete International is the monthly magazine of the American Concrete Institute (ACI). Its circulation is concentrated among the most important professionals in the concrete field -- the engineers, architects, contractors, manufacturers, technicians largely responsible for the advancement of concrete technology and practice. It is these influential groups that collaborate in preparing ACI Codes and Standards that are the essential guidelines for all types of concrete structures.

Modern Steel Construction: Modern Steel Construction is the only magazine in the United States devoted exclusively to the design and construction of structural steel structures. A free subscription is available for subscribers located in the United States.

Structural Building Components: The mission of Structural Building Components Magazine (SBC) is to increase the knowledge of and to promote the common interests of those engaged in manufacturing and distributing structural building components.

Bridge Design & Engineering - Bridge Design & Engineering includes industry news, project reports, technical articles, new products, and company profiles.

CONCRETE: CONCRETE, the magazine of The Concrete Society, published eleven times a year, is the magazine for the industry and essential reading for consultants, specifiers, contractors and materials specialists. The range, authority and quality of the subject matter is second to none and each issue provides coverage of developments in concrete technology, materials, testing, design, equipment, systems and project reports. Industry news, product and trade information are also featured in every issue.

New Steel Construction (NSC) is published by The British Constructional Steelwork Association Ltd, London. It welcomes contributions on any suitable topics relating to steel construction. (ISSN 0968-0098).

STRUCTURE: The magazine is a premier resource for practicing structural engineers. The objectives of the Editorial Board are to disseminate useful tips, tools, and techniques that will help structural engineers increase the quality, productivity, and  profitability of their work; introduce new and innovative concepts in structural engineering through project descriptions, case studies, lessons learned, and other approaches; and promote structural engineering as a true profession, not merely a technical avocation, and highlight how it is unique from the other design disciplines. (ISSN: 1536-4283).

Structural Engineer: Magazine from, a design and specification resource for structural engineers. (ISSN: 1525-6251).

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 08:33


 Here is a List of Journals in structural engineering and other similar literature categories


Steel Construction  Design and Research by Ernst & Sohn

Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, by J. Wiley and Sons. Currently this journal has papers available online.

Mauerwerk  European Journal of Masonry, by Ernst & Sohn

Progress in Structural Engineering and Materials, by J. Wiley and Sons. Currently this journal has papers available online.

American Concrete Institute (ACI) Materials Journal Information published in ACI Materials Journal includes: properties of materials used in concrete; research on materials and concrete; properties, use, and handling of concrete; and related ACI standards and committee reports.

Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, by J. Wiley and Sons. Currently this journal has papers available online.  

Progress in Structural Engineering and Materials, by J. Wiley and Sons. Currently this journal has papers available online.  

American Concrete Institute (ACI) Materials Journal:Information published in ACI Materials Journal includes: properties of materials sed in concrete; research on materials and concrete; properties, use, and handling of concrete; and related ACI standards and committee reports. 

American Concrete Institute (ACI) Structural Journal: Information published in ACI Structural Journal includes: structural design and analysis of concrete elements and structures; research related to concrete elements and structures; design and analysis theory; and related ACI standards and committee reports. 

Australian Journal of Structural Engineering (Aust J Struct Eng), published by Engineers Australia. Click on "Australian Journal of Structural Engineering" at the bottom of the page.

Advances in Structural Engineering, published by Multi-Science Publishing, UK.

Engineering Structures: Engineering Structures aims to provide a forum for a broad blend of scientific and technical papers to reflect the evolving needs of the structural engineering and structural mechanics community. Published by Elsevier. Available here.

Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics publishes papers on all aspects of engineering related to earthquakes, maintaining a reasonable balance between papers from researchers and from design engineers.  Available here

Journal of Structural Engineering, published by American Society of Civil Engineers. The Journal reports on fundamental knowledge that contributes to the state-of-the-art and state-of-practice in structural engineering. (ISSN: 0733-9445). 

Journal of Bridge Engineering, published by American Society of Civil Engineers. The Journal publishes papers about all aspects of the art and science of bridge engineering that advances the practice and profession of bridge engineering. (ISSN: 1084-0702).

Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, published by American Society of Civil Engineers. The Practice Periodical publishes articles about practical solutions to structural design problems and construction challenges of interest to practitioners. (ISSN : 1084-0680).

Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering, is an international journal for the dissemination and discussion of leading edge research and practical applications in Structural Engineering. (ISSN: 1443-9255).

Computers & Structures, published by Elsevier, publishes advances in the development and use of computational methods for the solution of problems in structural engineering and the sciences. (ISSN: 0045-7949).

Engineering Journal, published by American Institute of Steel construction, is the only technical journal in the United States devoted exclusively to the design of steel structures. The Engineering Journal is dedicated to the improvement and advancement of steel construction. (ISSN : 0013-8029).

Journal of Constructional Steel Research, published by Elsevier, provides an international forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest developments in structural steel research and their applications. (ISSN: 0143-974X).

International Journal of Steel Structures, published by Korean Society of Steel Construction, aims to provide an international forum for a broad classification of technical papers in steel structural research and its applications. (ISSN 1598-2351).

Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, is the official publication of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. It contains articles on structural engineering, environmental engineering, hydrotechnical engineering, construction engineering, engineering mechanics, and engineering materials, as well as civil engineering history. (ISSN 0315-1468).

The Indian Concrete Journal, brought out by the Associated Cement Company Limited, India, is the oldest and the foremost civil engineering journal of its kind and repute in India. It was founded way back in August 1927 and since then it is relentlessly disseminating latest technological progress in the spheres of civil and structural engineering, cement and concrete technologies and construction. (ISSN 0019-4565).

Journal of Applied Mechanics, ASME. The purpose of the Journal of Applied Mechanics is to serve as a vehicle for the communication of original research results of permanent interest in all branches of mechanics. (ISSN: 0021-8936).

Applied Mechanics Reviews, ASME. AMR is an international review journal covering mechanics topics across the engineering sciences spectrum, such as fluid and solid mechanics, heat transfer, dynamics and vibration. (ISSN: 0003-6900).

Cement and Concrete Composites, Elsevier. This journal is designed to reflect current developments and advances being made in the general field of cement-concrete composites technology and in the production, use and performance of cement-based construction materials in general. (ISSN: 0958-9465).

Advances in Cement Research - Advances in Cement Research is a peer-reviewed journal that covers the latest developments in cement science and technology. (ISSN 0951-7197).

Structural Concrete - Structural Concrete is the official journal of the fib (the International Federation for Structural Concrete) and publishes leading research with practical applications. (ISSN 1464-4177).

Bridge Engineering - First published in 2003, Bridge Engineering has rapidly established itself as one of the leading peer-review publications covering developments in bridge engineering. (ISSN 1478-4637).

Construction Materials - Launched in 2006, Construction Materials provides papers on all aspects of the use of different materials in construction. (ISSN 1747-650X).

Structures and Buildings - Structures and Buildings covers a wide range of topics focusing on civil engineering structures and buildings. (ISSN 0965-0911).

Elsevier Journal of Thin-walled Structures. Thin-walled structures comprise an important and growing proportion of engineering construction with areas of application becoming increasingly diverse, ranging from aircraft, bridges, ships and oil rigs to storage vessels, industrial buildings and warehouses. (ISSN: 0263-8231).

Elsevier Journal of Marine Structures, Published by Elsevier in association with the International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress. This journal aims to provide a medium for presentation and discussion of the latest developments in research, design, fabrication and in-service experience relating to marine structures. (ISSN: 0951-8339).

Structural Engineering International (SEI), the quarterly Journal of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), is the leading international journal of structural engineering dealing with all types of structures and materials. (ISSN 1016-8664).

Elsevier Journal of Cement and Concrete Research: The aim of Cement and Concrete Research is to publish the best research on cement, cement composites, concrete and other allied materials that incorporate cement. (ISSN: 0008-8846).

Elsevier International Journal of Solids and Structures. The International Journal of Solids and Structures has as its objective the publication and dissemination of original research in Mechanics of Solids and Structures as a field of Applied Science and Engineering. (ISSN: 0020-7683).

Bridge Structures: Assessment, Design and Construction. Bridge Structures - Assessment, Design and Construction - is an international, peer-reviewed journal that aims to present the transformation of theoretical knowledge into guidelines and specifications that are compliant with the technical constraints of bridge engineering design. (ISSN: 1573-2487).

Structural Engineering and Mechanics: The Journal aims at providing a major publication channel for structural engineering; wider distribution at more affordable subscription rates; faster reviewing and publication for manuscripts submitted and a broad scope for wider participation. (ISSN: 1225-4568).

Wind and Structures: The Journal aims at providing a major publication channel for research in the general area of wind and structural engineering; Wider distribution at more affordable subscription rate and Faster reviewing and publication for manuscripts submitted. (ISSN: 1226-6116).

Steel & Composite Structures: An International Journal, provides and excellent publication channel which reports the up-to-date research developments in the steel and steel-concrete composite structures from the international steel engineering community. In this light, contributions from the practicing engineering are especially welcome. (ISSN: 1229-9367).

Computers and Concrete: An International Journal that focuses on the computer application in concrete technologies and if the major part of a paper is concerned with computer applications, then it may be considered suitable for publication in the journal. The journal covers the topics related to computational mechanics of concrete and modeling of concrete structures including plasticity; fracture mechanics; creep; thermo-mechanics; dynamic effects; reliability and safety concepts; automated design procedure; stochastic mechanics; performance under extreme conditions. (ISSN: 1598-8198).

Smart Structures and Systems: An International Journal of Mechatronics, Sensors, Monitoring, Control, Diagnosis, and Management that aims at providing a major publication channel for researchers in the general area of smart structures and systems. (ISSN: 1738-1584).

Metals and Materials International: The Journal publishes original papers and occasional critical reviews on all aspects of research and technology in materials engineering: physical metallurgy, materials science, and processing of metals and other materials. (ISSN: 1598-9623).

Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration is a new English language journal published by the Institute of Engineering Mechanics (IEM), in cooperation with MCEER, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, United States. The primary objective of this journal is to promote scientific exchange between Chinese and international scientists by introducing pertinent results of research and practice in China to the international earthquake engineering community; and informing researchers and practitioners in China about recent international developments in earthquake engineering and engineering vibration.  (ISSN1671-3664).

International Journal for Computational Civil and Structural Engineering: published by Begell House. The aim of the Journal is to advance the research and practice in structural engineering through the application of computational methods. The Journal will publish original papers and educational articles of general value to the field that will bridge the gap between high-performance construction materials, large-scale engineering systems and advanced methods of analysis. (ISSN 1524-5845).

Welding Journal: Published by American Welding Society. The Welding Journal has been published continually since 1922 - an unmatched 83-year link to all types of metal fabrication and construction. (ISSN 0043-2296).

Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology (ACT) is a new inter-national journal, being launched under the auspices of the Japan Concrete Institute (JCI). ACT will publish chiefly original research contributions and discussion of previous articles. Invited review articles, selected articles from JCI conferences and case studies may occasionally be published. (ISSN: 1346-8014).

Materials and Structures: Materials and Structures, the flag-ship publication of International Union of Testing and Research Laboratories for Materials and Structures (RILEM), provides a unique international and interdisciplinary forum for new and unpublished research on the performance of construction materials. Among the leaders in its field, the Journal is dedicated to the publication of high-quality papers on the fundamental properties of building materials, their characterization and processing techniques, modeling, standardization of test methods, and the application of research results in building and civil engineering. (ISSN: 1359-5997).

Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization: The aim of this international journal is to provide a vehicle for disseminating information about all aspects of structural and multidisciplinary optimization through a single medium. It covers a wide range of topics related to optimally designing structures (stressed systems) and multidisciplinary optimization techniques if one discipline involved deals with structures (stressed solids) or fluids. (ISSN: 1615-147X).

PCI Journal: Published by Pre-cast Pre-stressed Concrete Institute. The PCI Journal informs you with the latest authoritative information on pre-cast and pre-stressed concrete research, design, construction and industry developments. (ISSN: 0887-9672).

The Structural Engineer: The International Journal of the Institution of Structural Engineers. (ISSN: 1466-5123).

International Journal of Space Structures: Published by Multi-Science Publishing Co Ltd. The aim of the journal is to provide an international forum for the interchange of information on all aspects of analysis, design and construction of space structures. The scope of the journal encompasses structures such as single-, double- and multi-layer grids, barrel vaults, domes, towers, folded plates, radar dishes, tensegrity structures, stressed skin assemblies, foldable structures, pneumatic systems and cable arrangements. (ISSN: 0266-351).

International Journal of Advanced Steel Construction: The Journal provides a platform for the publication and rapid dissemination of original and up-to-date research and technological developments in steel construction, design and analysis. Scope of research papers published in this journal includes but is not limited to theoretical and experimental research on elements, assemblages, systems, material, design philosophy and codification, standards, fabrication, projects of innovative nature and computer techniques. (ISSN 1816-112X).

Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures: Published by Taylor and Francis Group. The central aim of Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures is to promote the dissemination of significant developments and publish state-of-the-art reviews and technical discussions of previously published papers dealing with mechanics aspects of advanced materials and structures.( ISSN: 1537-6494).

Construction and Building Materials: Published by Elsevier Science. This Journal provides an international forum for the dissemination of research and development in the field of construction and building materials and their application in new works and repair practice. The journal publishes a wide range of research and application papers which describe laboratory and numerical investigations or report on full scale projects. Construction and Building Materials also publishes detailed case studies and review articles, as well as short communications and discussions.( ISSN: 0950-0618).

International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics: Published by World Scientific Publishing Company. The aim of this journal is to provide a unique forum for the publication and rapid dissemination of original research on stability and vibration of structures. It is devoted to all aspects of structural stability and dynamics, ranging from mathematical formulations to novel methods for solutions to experimental investigations and practical applications in civil, aerospace, mechanical and naval engineering. (ISSN: 0219-4554).

Building Research Journal: Published by Academic Electronic Press. A scientific journal; aims at providing a publication channel for new developments and achievements in structural engineering and building science. The main topics of the Journal are items of (1) mechanics, (2) structural science, (3) materials, (4) building physics and (5) experimental research in civil engineering. (ISSN: 1335-8863).

Journal of Earthquake and Tsunami: Published by World Scientific Publishing Company. The Journal provides a common forum for scientists and engineers working in the areas of earthquakes and tsunamis to communicate and interact with one another and thereby enhance the opportunities for such cross-fertilization of ideas. The Journal publishes original papers pertaining to state-of-the-art research and development in Geological and Seismological Setting; Ground Motion, Site and Building Response; Tsunami Generation, Propagation, Damage and Mitigation, as well as Education and Risk Management following an earthquake or a tsunami. (ISSN: 1793-4311).

Structure and Infrastructure Engineering: Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle Design and Performance. Published by Taylor and Francis Group. Structure & Infrastructure Engineering- Maintenance, Management and Life-Cycle Design & Performance is an international journal dedicated to recent advances in maintenance, management and life-cycle performance of a wide range of infrastructures such as: buildings, bridges, dams, underground constructions, offshore platforms, pipelines, naval vessels, ocean structures, nuclear power plants, airplanes and other types of structures including aerospace and automotive structures. (ISSN: 1573-2479).

Journal of Information Technology in Construction: The Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal on the use of IT in architecture and civil engineering. ITcon articles are submitted and published electronically only. The Journal is committed to minimizing publication delays, and to promoting maximum flexibility in the ways that readers use the journal for teaching, research, and scholarship while maintaining strict peer-review standards. ITcon is an Open Access journal and its articles can freely and with no charge be read by anybody who has an Internet connection. (ISSN: 1400-6529).

The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings: Published by John Wiley and Sons. The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings provides structural engineers and contractors with a detailed written presentation of innovative structural engineering and construction practices for tall and special buildings. It also presents applied research on new materials or analysis methods that can directly benefit structural engineers involved in the design of tall and special buildings. (ISSN: 1541-7794).

Asian Journal of Civil Engineering: The main objective of the Asian Journal of Civil Engineering (Building and Housing) is to provide a background for scientific and technical progressive achievements in the field of civil engineering with an emphasis on building and housing disciplines. (ISSN 1563 – 0854).

Journal of Civil Engineering and Management: Journal of Civil Engineering and Management is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal which provides an international forum for the dissemination of the latest original research, achievements and developments in all areas of civil engineering and management. The journal aims to provide a multidisciplinary forum for researches, designers, users and manufacturers involved in the different fields of civil engineering and management. (ISSN 1392-3730 print / ISSN 1822-3605 online)





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