In the teaching of material mechanics, case teaching is an effective method to stimulate students' interest and initiative in learning. At present, mainstream textbooks for material mechanics are based on mechanically related structures or components, and rarely involve civil engineering cases. In the long history of civil engineering, there are many construction achievements and many failure cases. If these civil engineering cases are selected as teaching cases, they can not only make the course full of vitality, but also enable students to get more professional knowledge. Based on the curriculum of material mechanics, several representative cases related to civil engineering are listed in this paper, corresponding to the relevant chapters in the course of material mechanics, which can provide reference for classroom teaching.