Billington, David P(erkins)

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BILLINGTON, David P(erkins)

BILLINGTON, David P(erkins). American, b. 1927. Genres: History, Engineering. Career: Roberts & Schaefer Co., New York, structural engineer, 1952-60; Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, visiting lecturer, 1958-60, associate professor, 1960-64, professor of civil engineering, 1964-96, Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor of Engineering, 1996-; consultant; writer. Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, Visitor, 1974-75, 1977-78; Cornell University, A.D. White Professor-at-Large, 1987-93. Publications: Thin Shell Concrete Structures, 1965, rev. ed., 1982; Robert Maillart's Bridges: The Art of Engineering, 1979; The Tower and the Bridge: The New Art of Structural Engineering, 1983; Robert Maillart and the Art of Reinforced Concrete, 1990; The Innovators: The Engineering Pioneers Who Made America Modern, 1996; Robert Maillart: Builder, Designer, and Artist, 1997. Address: Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, U.S.A.