"The art of Spanish bridge design", a new course promoting the holistic learning of structural engineering

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Abstract

A new course was developed that teaches structural engineering with an integration of societal concerns and aesthetic sensitivity through a studio-based learning environment. In addition to rigorous engineering analyses, the course includes a week-long field trip and the creation of an exhibition and website designed for a general audience, which is an opportunity for students to learn communication skills for a non-technical audience. Course evaluations demonstrate the significant value of this form of teaching, which not only instructs but also inspires.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIABSE Conference, Geneva 2015
Subtitle of host publicationStructural Engineering: Providing Solutions to Global Challenges - Report
PublisherInternational Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE)
Pages315-316
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9783857481406
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
EventIABSE Conference, Geneva 2015: Structural Engineering: Providing Solutions to Global Challenges - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: Sep 23 2015Sep 25 2015

Other

OtherIABSE Conference, Geneva 2015: Structural Engineering: Providing Solutions to Global Challenges
CountrySwitzerland
CityGeneva
Period9/23/159/25/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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    Payá-Zaforteza, I., Garlock, M. E. M., Adriaenssens, S. M., & Glisic, B. (2015). "The art of Spanish bridge design", a new course promoting the holistic learning of structural engineering. In IABSE Conference, Geneva 2015: Structural Engineering: Providing Solutions to Global Challenges - Report (pp. 315-316). International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE).