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Gerrard McGeachy wrote:
> I am a residence don at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.  One of
> my residents, in first year engineering, has been assigned a project on
> the Hyatt walkway disaster.  Despite diligent efforts, he has been
> unable to find very much information.  If anyone could email me with
> suggested locations where he might find good technical and non-technical
> discussion of the disaster or similar events, it would be much
> appreciated.
> Gerry McGeachy
> 4gm5(--nospam--at)

There are two very good books that cover this:
-Why buildings fall down- by Mario Salvadori, and
-The role of human failure in design engineering, by Henry Petroski.

Juan C. Gray

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