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Structurae is an online database containing works of structural and civil engineering of all kinds such as bridges, high-rise buildings, towers, dams, etc. Additionally, the database contains information on companies and persons (engineers, architects, and builders) involved in the design or construction of the structures. The name Structurae is the plural form of the Latin word strūctūra (structure).
Structurae is supported by contributions from hundreds of volunteers who share their data, information, and images to the various entries. Most entries contain references from specialized journals and other sources. The founder, Nicolas Janberg, is a Franco-German bridge engineer who decided to create Structurae in 1998 after creating a similar course home page while he was a teaching assistant in the Department of Civil Engineering at Princeton University. Structurae was modeled in idea and structure on the architecture database archINFORM, which is considered a pioneering project in cataloging building data on the Internet.
The Structurae database and web site are available in three languages — English, French, and German. The project is financed through online advertising, sponsoring, and premium entries for companies and a product database. The website is composed of more than 100,000 individual pages programmed in ColdFusion and using a MySQL database.
In March 2012, Structurae was acquired by Ernst & Sohn, a subsidiary of John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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