John Wiley & Sons, Inc. acquired Structurae, an online structural and civil engineering database. Structurae has been combined with Wiley's Ernst & Sohn, a construction publisher for German-speaking countries. Nicolas Janberg, Structurae's creator, will join Wiley as chief editor of the database.
"Together we will develop and expand this exemplary database, combining existing resources, and providing new products and features, and as well as best-practise solutions for construction engineers," Janberg said in a statement.
The database contains structural, technological, architectural, historic, and social information about more than 60,000 new and historic bridges, tunnels, dams, skyscrapers, stadiums, towers and other structures, as well as over 100,000 photos that document and illustrate them. The database also provides information about more than 10,000 companies in the construction sector; bibliographic information on more than 50,000 publications; and biographies of about 9,000 personalities related to construction.