Creative Art of Structural and Civil Engineering

About this project

The creative art of structural and civil engineering (CASCE) builds upon the thesis of the late Professor David P. Billington of Princeton University, who defined "Structural Art” as structures (bridges, vaults, buildings) that seamlessly integrate efficiency, economy, and elegance.  This website (1) contains teaching resources to support instruction in CASCE to a broad audience (STEM and non-STEM), (2) makes a case for why teaching structural art and CASCE is important in higher education, and (3) describes the community of universities and colleagues who have adopted this teaching and their activities (e.g. workshops, conference sessions).

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. NSF 14-32426, 14-31717, and 14-31609.

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Lectures

Lectures

Browse annotated powerpoint lectures and supplementary teaching materials.

Structural Studies

Structural Studies

Learn how to make structural engineering analyses of bridges, vaults, and buildings.

Active Learning

Active Learning

Learn ways to involve the students in the lecture for enhanced learning.