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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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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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The New Orleans Hurricane Protection System: What Went Wrong and Why
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written by American Society of Civil Engineers (Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2007, originally published 2007), 92 page(s)
This report focuses on some of the major structural failures that occurred during Hurricane Katrina, especially with regard to New Orleans's levee system.
written by American Society of Civil Engineers (Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2007, originally published 2007), 92 page(s)
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The Pentagon Building Performance Report
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written by American Society of Civil Engineers (Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2003, originally published 2003), 79 page(s)
This report, published by the American Society of Civil Engineers, analyzes the structural integrity and building performance of the Pentagon following the September 11 terrorist attacks.
written by American Society of Civil Engineers (Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2003, originally published 2003), 79 page(s)
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A Question of Ethics: Ensuring the Safety, Health, and Welfare of the Public
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written by Tara Hoke (Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2011, originally published 2011), 2 page(s)
This article, discusses (1) the series of mistakes and design flaws that led to the 1981 Hyatt Regency walkway collapse, and (2) the ethical and professional responsibilities of engineers that are critical to ensuring public safety.
written by Tara Hoke (Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2011, originally published 2011), 2 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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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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Ethicana
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produced by Anti-Corruption Education and Training Initiative (Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2009), 43 mins
The film ETHICANA™ offers a dramatization of corruption in the global engineering and construction industry. The training program was created to promote more ethical decision-making among professionals in those fields. The film portrays not only how to avoid falling prey to corruption, but also how to have the m...
produced by Anti-Corruption Education and Training Initiative (Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2009), 43 mins
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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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Special Section: Legacy of the Kansas City Hyatt Tragedy, A 20-Year Retrospective
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written by Kenneth L. Carper (Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2000, originally published 2000), 1 page(s)
In this piece, civil engineer Kenneth L. Carper reflects on the events of the 1981 Hyatt Regency Walkway collapse, which killed 114 people. Carper debates whether the civil engineering community has truly learned from the mistakes of the walkway's design.
written by Kenneth L. Carper (Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2000, originally published 2000), 1 page(s)
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