How Do I Find the Information I Needed Yesterday?by Donald W. Vannoy, Univ of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA,
Abstract: One reason that the professional has not been more effective in learning from failures is that the information disseminated has not always reached the right people. The Architecture and Engineering Performance Information Center (AEPIC) opened in 1982 to collect, analyze and disseminate information on the performance of structures in an effort to prevent perpetuation of past design and construction errors. The establishment of a 'performance database' like AEPIC could develop to the point that a professional designer would be expected to review data as a matter of course in a modification of the 'standard of care' issue.
Subject Headings: Construction management | Failure analysis | Information management | Data collection | Databases | Building management | Structural engineering
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