Learning from Failures: Procedural Changes in the Design and Construction Process to Reduce Failures

by Murray Hohns, Wagner-Hohns-Inglis Inc, LaCrescenta, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Reducing Failures of Engineered Facilities


This paper first defines failures and their number and scope in the design and construction fields. It then presents the writer's opinion as to the cause of the failures and his recommendations for procedures, which if followed would broadly reduce construction industry failures and their consequences across the United States and the world.

Subject Headings: Failure analysis | Risk management | Structural design | Construction methods | Failure loads | Structural failures | Construction management | Industrial facilities | United States

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