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Architectural drawing showing a section through the screen wall and bridges of the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel Architectural Drawing N/A
Blueprint of Hyatt Regency walkway and their connections Blueprint 00:12
Engineering drawing showing a transverse section of the walkway that collapsed at the Kansas City Hyatt Regency hotel in July 1981 Engineering Drawing N/A

Beyond Failure: Forensic Case Studies for Civil Engineers
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written by Norbert J. Delatte (Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2009, originally published 2009), 424 page(s)
Through a series of case studies this book introduces the reader to the basic concepts of forensic civil engineering.
written by Norbert J. Delatte (Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2009, originally published 2009), 424 page(s)
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Breakdown: Deadly Technological Disasters
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written by Neil Schlager (Detroit, MI: Visible Ink Press, 1995, originally published 1995), 254 page(s)
This book is a collection of well-known disasters, including the Titanic, the Chernobyl meltdown, and the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
written by Neil Schlager (Detroit, MI: Visible Ink Press, 1995, originally published 1995), 254 page(s)
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Chronology and Context of the Hyatt Regency Collapse
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written by Gregory P. Luth (Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2000, originally published 2000), 11 page(s)
This paper provides a chronology of the events (i.e., the design phase) leading up to the Hyatt Regency walkway collapse on July 17, 1981.
written by Gregory P. Luth (Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2000, originally published 2000), 11 page(s)
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Disaster, Kansas City - Death by Design Training Package
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written by British Broadcasting Corporation; produced by Stephen Haggard, in Disaster (Sydney, New South Wales: Futuremedia, 2013), 30 mins
The deadliest structural collapse up until the September 11 terrorist attacks, 1981 Hyatt Regency walkway collapse resulted in the deaths of 114 people. The walkway's faulty design has been one of the most widely discussed topics in engineering ethics.
written by British Broadcasting Corporation; produced by Stephen Haggard, in Disaster (Sydney, New South Wales: Futuremedia, 2013), 30 mins
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The Engineer of Record and Design Responsibility
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written by Jack Gillum (Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2000, originally published 2000), 4 page(s)
This article, written by Jack Gillum, the structural engineer whose firm designed the Hyatt Regency walkway, discusses the events prior to and after the collapse, as well as their effect on the civil engineering profession.
written by Jack Gillum (Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2000, originally published 2000), 4 page(s)
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Engineering Ethics: Negligence and the professional debate over responsibility for design
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(2009),
Source: ethics.tamu.edu
An academic analysis published by the Department of Philosophy and Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University on December 26, 2009.
(2009),
Source: ethics.tamu.edu
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Engineering Process Failure: Hyatt Walkway Collapse
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written by Robert K. Taylor and Piotr D. Moncarz (Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2000, originally published 2000), 5 page(s)
This paper analyzes several of the causes (both human error and design flaws) of the 1981 Hyatt Regency walkway collapse, which claimed the lives of 114 people.
written by Robert K. Taylor and Piotr D. Moncarz (Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2000, originally published 2000), 5 page(s)
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A Historical look at the 1981 Hyatt Regency Collapse
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(2006),
Source: www.sjblaw.com
An article published by Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman trial attorneys on July/August 2006.
(2006),
Source: www.sjblaw.com
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Hotel Horror
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(2009),
Source: www.kclibrary.org
An article published by Dr. Jason Roe in 2009 and posted to the Missouri Valley Special Collections of the Kansas City Public library website.
(2009),
Source: www.kclibrary.org
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The Hyatt Horror: Failure and Responsibility in American Engineering
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written by Sarah K.A. Pfatteicher (Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2000, originally published 2000), 5 page(s)
This paper discusses the implications of the 1981 Hyatt regency walkway collapse on the civil engineering profession. In particular, this event initiated an intense discussion about engineering ethics.
written by Sarah K.A. Pfatteicher (Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2000, originally published 2000), 5 page(s)
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