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David P. Billington

American civil and structural engineer, professor of civil engineering at Princeton University.

Biographical Information

Name: David P. Billington
Born on 1 June 1927 in , Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA, North America
Deceased on 25 March 2018 in , Los Angeles County, California, USA, North America
Place(s) of activity:
1950

B.S.E., Princeton University.

1950 - 1952

Fulbright Fellowship and Renewal in Belgium for Studying Post-War Innovations in Bridge Construction and Prestressed Concrete

1952 - 1960

With Roberts and Schaefer Company, Consulting Engineers.

1958 - 1960

Visiting Lecturer, Princeton University

1960 - 1964

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Operations Research, Princeton University

1961

Teacher in the School of Architecture, Princeton University.

1964

Professor of in the department of Civil Engineering and Operations Research (later Civil and Environmental Engineeting) at Princeton University.

1986

ASCE History and Heritage Award

1986

Elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

1990

Charles A. Dana Award for Pioneering Achievements in Higher Education

1992

George Winter Award, American Society of Civil Engineers

Notes & Comments

Gorden Y.S. Wu Professor of Engineering at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University.

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Bibliography

  1. Woodruff, Shawn / Billington, David P. (2007): Aesthetics and Economy in Pedestrian Bridge Design. In: International Journal of Space Structures, v. 22, n. 1 (March 2007), pp. 81-89.

    https://doi.org/10.1260/026635107781037310

  2. Woodruff, Shawn / Billington, David P. (2005): Aesthetics and ethics in pedestrian bridge design. Presented at: Footbridge 2005 (Second International Congress), Venezia, 06-08 December 2005.
  3. Wakefield, Ronald R. / Nazmy, Aly / Billington, David P. (1991): Analysis of Seismic Failure in Skew RC Bridge. In: Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE), v. 117, n. 3 (March 1991), pp. 972-986.

    https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)0733-9445(1991)117:3(972)

  4. Hines, Eric M. / Billington, David P. (2004): Anton Tedesko and the Introduction of Thin Shell Concrete Roofs in the United States. In: Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE), v. 130, n. 11 (November 2004), pp. 1639-1650.

    https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)0733-9445(2004)130:11(1639)

  5. Doig, Jameson W. / Billington, David P. (1994): Amman's First Bridge: A Study in Engineering, Politics and Entrepreneurial Behavior. In: Technology and Culture, v. 35, n. 3 (July 1994), pp. 537-570.

    https://doi.org/10.2307/3106258

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