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Dear <<First Name>> <<Last Name>>,

It's been 20 years now since I started with the first version of Structurae. In October 1998, I this little website I called "Structurae" with about a hundred structures and biographies of the engineers who designed them. Now, it's become a huge website with over 72,000 structures from around the world.

In April, I asked readers of this newsletter to decide between two possible logo designs. Over the summer, we have implemented the winning logo on the website, the various social media channels, and finally, in this newsletter. Of course, this is not all that was changed.

Best regards,
Nicolas Janberg
Structurae Editor-in-chief / Owner

New Logo

53% of the readers of the English version of the Structurae newsletter voted for the suspension bridge to be used as the new logo. The vote of the German-speaking readers favored the design even more (58%) while the francophones were a little more evenly divided (51.2%). So here is the final version of the logo:

Structurae's new logo!

New: Drop-Down Menus

Not only did we change the logo and layout of Structurae, but we also enhanced the navigation experience. The main navigation menu for the site now has drop-down menus. This is available on all screen sizes, too!

Drop-down menu for structures
The drop-down menus were implemented for the sections "Structures" and "Literature" so that you can reach subsections in these very broad parts of the site much faster. 

My Structurae: More than 2000 users!

As of the end of October, My Structurae has surpassed the 2000 user mark! Users from 114 countries from all around the world have created a free account. The large majority of them are civil/structural engineers and interested in structures.

Register now for My Structurae! It's free!

If you have not yet created an account for yourself, here are some of the advantages:

  • Download high-resolution files for over 20,000 images with free licenses;
  • Access full-text PDFs of articles available in the digital repository;
  • View diagrams for a number of structures types, showing e.g. the evolution of span lengths for various bridge types over time;
  • Manage your newsletter subscriptions.

We are constantly working on adding new content and functions available to users of My Structurae.

Register for My Structurae now for free!

Proceedings added to Literature Index

Since the last newsletter, a large number of publications have been added to Structurae's literature index in the last few months.

6ICCH Proceedings
Among them are the proceedings for the Sixth International Congress on Construction History (Brussels, 9-13 July 2018) including all the individual contributions made to the two volumes. The literature index thus contains the full set of proceedings for this series of conferences:

We have also begun to complete the index for a number of periodicals relevant to civil and structural engineering or construction in general. To facilitate access to the full text of the publications, where Structurae cannot offer the PDFs via My Structurae, many DOIs have been added which then lead to the full text on the publisher's website.
Filmed this summer at Redon (France), this video shows the opening and closing of a steel draw bridge for road traffic across a lock. 
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