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Joe McCormick wrote:

  An excellent book called "To Engineer is Human" has a sound
  soft-technical explanation of the Hyatt walkway failure.  The author
  of the book escapes me at this time...

Was this not also by Petroski?  I have the book, but not in front of
me.  Highly recommended.


  From:   Juan C. Gray[SMTP:juangray(--nospam--at)]
  Sent:   Friday, February 28, 1997 5:43 PM
  To:     seaoc(--nospam--at)
  Subject:        Re: information request

  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
  > suggested locations where he might find good technical and
  > discussion of the disaster or similar events, it would be much
  > appreciated.
  > Gerry McGeachy
  > 4gm5(--nospam--at)

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