Things That Fall—Lessons from Some Construction Accidents and Structural Failuresby Robin Shepherd, Univ of California, Irvine, United States,
Abstract: The causes and results of several construction accidents are reviewed. The lessons to be learned from such a summary are that all too often the simplest oversight leads to catastrophic consequences and that at all levels of the design and construction process extreme vigilance is necessary if mishaps are to be avoided.
Subject Headings: Construction management | Failure analysis | Structural design | Structural failures | Structural analysis | Occupational safety | Quality control
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