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Ivan Viest Books, Publications, Presentations

Identifier: SC MS 0225

Scope and Contents

Box 1 contains all Viest’s publications including publications in journal of structural engineering and publications about studies of composite construction and bridge testing. It also contains presentations and presentation notes from 1980-1989 on load and resistance factor design and projector slides. Box 2 contains presentations and presentation notes from 1990-2004 on load and resistance factor design along with many projector slides of bridges


  • Creation: 1980-2004


Conditions Governing Access

Collection housed remotely. Users need to contact 24 hours in advance.

Conditions Governing Use

Collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Ivan Viest was a faculty member at University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana who then became Bridge Engineer at the American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHO). He joined Bethlehem Steel as structural engineer in the new Sales Engineering Division in 1961, where he worked for 21 years, attaining the position of assistant manager in 1974 until his retirement in 1983. Ivan was a recognized expert in the area of composite construction which led to the publication of his first book in 1958. Ivan served as Bethlehem Steel’s representative on the AISI Engineering Subcommittee which initiated significant research in steel structures, particularly for earthquake resistance. He was born in 1922, died in March 2012.


2 boxes ; 1 linear foot

Language of Materials



Publications, presentation notes, and presentations on structural engineering, load and resistance factor design for steel structures, bridge testing and composite construction using steel and concrete. Presentations took place at universities and ASCE and AISC conferences.


Materials are arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection was donated by Ivan Viest. Transfer was arranged by Lehigh University Professor John Fisher (family friend). January 18, 2012

Special Collections Staff -- Andrew Donnachie
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Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

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