Construction Product Performance, The Unexpected

by Lewis L. Zickel,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Preparing for Construction in the 21st Century


Efforts made in the construction, industry to increase the quality of the constructed facility through the development of new materials and systems and through the reduction of labor intensive field operations often result in unexpected product failures. These failures often occur despite the exercise of reasonable and prudent care taken by design professionals and constructors.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Material failures | Construction materials | Forensic engineering | Fire resistance | Industrial facilities | Architect/Engineers | Construction industry

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