Engineering & Science

Learning from Construction Failures: Applied Forensic Engineering

Edited by Peter Campbell, Consultant and founding partner, Campbell Reith Hill


234 x 156 mm c.320 pp hardback
liberally illustrated
Due September, 2001

ISBN 1-870325-63-X

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When compared to the volume of construction undertaken, the number of failures of buildings and other structures is thankfully small. However, failures do occur and for a variety of reasons. Information about failures is vital to make construction even safer. This book contains contributions from a number of distinguished international experts and considers many facets of what has become termed forensic engineering. Numerous case studies from modern and historic buildings and structures - from the tower at Pisa to transmitter masts - provide a book of value for practitioners and students alike.

professionals and students in civil and structural engineering, construction, architecture and design and related disciplines.

Bullet Contents:

Introduction -|- Historic collapses -|- Some lessons from the past -|- Pisa goes critical -|- The application of forensic knowledge to management and design -|- Learning from failures and collapses -|- Risk management from the lawyer's point of view -|- American practice -|- Technical investigation of failure - a view from the marine industry -|- The role of risk assessment in failure investigations -|- Failures and vulnerabilities of reservoir control structures -|- Diverse engineering failures -|- Reinforced aircrete slabs -|- Lessons learned from the Oklahoma City bombing -|- Failures of masts and towers.


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