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Why Buildings Fall Down: Why Structures Fail

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Although modern techniques and new materials have greatly decreased the number of structural failures; in today’s world, buildings still fall down- and whenever a building, a bridge, a tunnel, or a dam collapses, it is front-page news and often the beginning of a hunt for clues and culprits as interesting¬†as any detective story.

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Although modern techniques and new materials have greatly decreased the number of structural failures; in today’s world, buildings still fall down- and whenever a building, a bridge, a tunnel, or a dam collapses, it is front-page news and often the beginning of a hunt for clues and culprits as interesting¬†as any detective story. Now two world renowned structural engineers take us on an enlightening guided tour through the history of architectural and structural disasters, from ancient time to the present.

Additional information

Date Published

2002

ISBN

9780393311525

Language

English

Specifications

Softcover, 16 x 24 cm, 346pp