The second course in Maria Garlock's popular Art of Structural Engineering series opens in January 2019. The first course in the series was on bridges, and quickly became one of our most popular courses on edX. The second course examines vaults (long-span roofs).
The course explores iconic vaults like the Pantheon, but the main focus is on contemporary vaults built after the industrial revolution. The vaults are made of different materials, such as tile, reinforced concrete, steel and glass, and were created by masterful engineers/builders like Rafael Guastavino, Anton Tedesko, Pier Luigi Nervi, Eduardo Torroja, Félix Candela, and Heinz Isler.
You can sign up for this free, open, online course on edX.