Learning from Construction Failures

Learning from Construction Failures

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Much of the knowledge used to design, build, and operate engineered facilities and products is gained by learning from failures. As catastrophic building failures become ever more costly, this book helps readers understand key issues, from determining the causes of failure and isolating failed parts to lessening personal liability through proper contracting, planning, and management.At another dam, the operators had never opened the bottom outlet although the reservoir had been impounded a number ... Operationally, by recognising that the human factors are often predominant in an assessment of safety and reliability of ... gates were located in a mountainous area remote from the nearest dwellings and the gates had to be manually operated. ... emergency generating plant, which was trailer mounted and towed by a Land Rover, could not reach the dam crest.


Title:Learning from Construction Failures
Author: Peter Campbell
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2001-12-28
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