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Beyond Engineering: How Society Shapes Technology
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written by Robert Pool, Oxford University Press (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1997, originally published 1997), 369 page(s)
This book focuses on some of the groundbreaking engineering inventions of the 20th century.
written by Robert Pool, Oxford University Press (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1997, originally published 1997), 369 page(s)
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Boston's Big Dig: A Socio-Historical and Political Analysis of Malfeasance and Official Deviance
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written by Michael W. Smith (Manchester, NH: National Social Science Association, 2010, originally published 2010), 16 page(s)
In this article, Prof. Michael W. Smith analyzes the bribery and corruption that existed in awarding contracts for Boston's Big Dig.
written by Michael W. Smith (Manchester, NH: National Social Science Association, 2010, originally published 2010), 16 page(s)
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Committee of Inquiry Into Crowd Safety and Control at Sports Grounds, Interim Report
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written by Oliver Popplewell, 1927-, Committee of Inquiry Into Crowd Safety and Control at Sports Grounds (London, England: Committee of Inquiry Into Crowd Safety and Control at Sports Grounds, 1985, originally published 1985), 91 page(s)
This report summarizes the findings of the Popplewell inquiry, a team of officials tasked with investigating the 1985 Bradford City stadium fire.
written by Oliver Popplewell, 1927-, Committee of Inquiry Into Crowd Safety and Control at Sports Grounds (London, England: Committee of Inquiry Into Crowd Safety and Control at Sports Grounds, 1985, originally published 1985), 91 page(s)
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Final Report On the Collapse of the World Trade Center Towers
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written by S. Shyam Sundar, National Construction Safety Team and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (District of Columbia: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and United States. Government Printing Office, 2005, originally published 2005), 248 page(s)
This report from NIST outlines the response (and preparedness) of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers during the September 11 terrorist attacks.
written by S. Shyam Sundar, National Construction Safety Team and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (District of Columbia: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and United States. Government Printing Office, 2005, originally published 2005), 248 page(s)
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Horizon, Season 23, Episode 11, To Engineer Is Human
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in Horizon, Season 23, Episode 11 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1987), 50 mins
This documentary examines engineering and explains how failures of imagination rather than miscalculations can often lead to disaster and how engineers can often learn more from a single failure than from a thousand successes.
in Horizon, Season 23, Episode 11 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1987), 50 mins
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Hyatt Regency Hotel Walkways Collapse: Engineering Failure
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written by Katie Nolan, Michael Cruz and Julee Christianson, Seattle University (Seattle, WA: Seattle University, 2011, originally published 2011), 18 page(s)
This presentation focuses on the design failures of the Hyatt Regency Kansas City, whose walkway collapsed on July 17, 1981.
written by Katie Nolan, Michael Cruz and Julee Christianson, Seattle University (Seattle, WA: Seattle University, 2011, originally published 2011), 18 page(s)
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In the Wake of Tacoma: Suspension Bridges and the Quest for Aerodynamic Stability
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written by Richard Scott (Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2001, originally published 2001), 409 page(s)
This book focuses on the design changes that were implemented for many suspension bridges after the 1940 collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.
written by Richard Scott (Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2001, originally published 2001), 409 page(s)
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Inquiry Into the Fire on Heavy Goods Vehicle Shuttle 7539 on November 18, 1996
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written by Channel Tunnel Safety Authority (London, England: Channel Tunnel Safety Authority, 1997, originally published 1997), 81 page(s)
This 1997 report from the Channel Tunnel Safety Authority provides an in-depth look into the Channel Tunnel fire that broke out one year prior.
written by Channel Tunnel Safety Authority (London, England: Channel Tunnel Safety Authority, 1997, originally published 1997), 81 page(s)
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Inspector General Gregory W. Sullivan to Representative Joseph F. Wagner and Senator Steven A. Baddour, October 12, 2006
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written by Gregory W. Sullivan, Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General (Boston, MA: Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General, 2006, originally published 2006), 7 page(s)
This report was generated by the Massachusetts Inspector General in response to the Big Dig ceiling collapse on July 10, 2006.
written by Gregory W. Sullivan, Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General (Boston, MA: Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General, 2006, originally published 2006), 7 page(s)
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Investigation of the Performance of the New Orleans Regional Flood Protection Systems during Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned (GeoDenver 2007)
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written by Raymond B. Seed and Solomon C. Yim (Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2007, originally published 2007), 16 page(s)
This article investigates the failure of the New Orleans levee system during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and presents several lessons that can be learned from these engineering shortcomings.
written by Raymond B. Seed and Solomon C. Yim (Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2007, originally published 2007), 16 page(s)
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