ASCE explores 50 examples of building performance failures

11/30/2012

Intended for undergraduate engineering courses, Failure Case Studies in Civil Engineering -- Structures, Foundations, and the Geoenvironment, Second Edition provides short descriptions of 50 real-world examples of constructed works that did not perform as intended. This volume is a great starting point for class discussions, further research, and by demonstrating how each failure leads to improved engineering design and safety. Topics include foundation failures; embankment, dam and slope failures; geoenvironmental failures; bridge failures; and building failures. Order this collection of cautionary tales today.

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