Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Still relevant

And I haven't read it. But I will. Why Buildings Fall Down continues to be cited. Among the forensic everythngs, I recently learned that there are forensic engineers, called in to examine what went wrong when there's trouble with a built structure. I just read that there's little redundancy these days and that the most skimping occurs, as one would expect, during building booms. During these periods, problems are often overlooked because inspectors are overworked and there aren't enough of them. It's clear that Why Buildings Stand Up also belongs on the reading list.


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