Essential Knowledge Text No. 5. Lessons from failures (PDF)

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Failures happen and their causes are many. Some are avoidable. Others, consequent on natural disaster, may be unavoidable. However, as a group, failures are not just ‘accidents’. There are common themes and, by studying them, we can learn to minimise the risk of repeats, which is our duty in the cause of ‘safety’.

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Failures happen and their causes are many. Some are avoidable. Others, consequent on natural disaster, may be unavoidable. However, as a group, failures are not just ‘accidents’. There are common themes and, by studying them, we can learn to minimise the risk of repeats, which is our duty in the cause of ‘safety’.

This text's sections comprise:

  • Introduction
  • Safety
  • History
  • Design and construction failures
  • Materials
  • Fire
  • Human error
  • Natural disasters
  • Man-made disasters
  • Overall lessons and how to avoid failures


  • Additional Information

    Format PDF
    ISBN No
    Number of pages 34
    Publication date April 2016
    Publisher IStructE Ltd