Fail Safe Management

by Irving M. Fogel, (F.ASCE), Pres.; Fogel & Assoc., New York, NY,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1987, Vol. 57, Issue 9, Pg. 71-73

Document Type: Feature article


Engineers are increasingly embroiled in cases where failure is defined as improper administration or management of a procedure instead of the collapse of a structure or the failure of a facility to function as designed. As managers of contracts, engineers must exert greater care during the pre-professional phase as well as all phases of a project defined in the Standard Form of Agreement: study and report, preliminary design, final design, bidding or negotiating and construction. A checklist is included.

Subject Headings: Structural failures | Structural safety | Failure analysis | Managers | Project management | Agreements and treaties | Bids | Negotiation

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