Lessons from Failures

Lessons from Failures : ICE Design and Practice Guide

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This latest in the popular series of the "ICE design and practice guide" presents a selection of case studies on the failures of structures to meet design requirements for strength and serviceability. An understanding of the way structures have evolved, and how the response of clients and engineers to failures has lead to current design practice, is a necessary precondition for reliable design. Safety in construction is enhanced by an appreciation of how things collapse. The cautionary lessons from past failures are a necessary guide when engineers are innovating and working at the limits of their knowledge of structures and materials.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 210 x 297mm
  • ICE Publishing
  • Thomas Telford Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 072773010X
  • 9780727730107

Table of contents

This book is divided into two main sections: Part 1 - offers a review and analysis of the influence of failures on engineering design, teaching and construction practice. This highlights the way in which design practice has been developed as research and code revision have followed failures. Part 2 - contains case study 'datasheets' on a specific failures and on particular collapse modes which have frequently lead to failures. These datasheets condense lengthy reports into a standard format to highlight lessons from both catastrophic and expensive failures of structures to be fit for purpose.show more