Guide to Investigation of Structural Failures

by Jack R. Janney,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-184-8 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-184-7 (ISBN-10), 1979, Soft Cover, Pg. 76
A report prepared for the ASCE Research Council on Performance of Structures
Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


This guide contains a broad range of instructions and suggestions regarding structural failures. Topics include failure causes by project type, failure causes by structural type, failure causes by material, connection, and foundation type, field operations, project management, data analysis and reports, and a conclusion. There are also two appendices containing references, collapse investigation reports, sample forms, and eyewitness interview records. This guide will be of interest to both practitioners and researchers investigating structural failures.

Subject Headings: Material failures | Project management | Failure analysis | Structural failures | Structural analysis | Construction materials | Connections (structural) | Foundations


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