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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...

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 =
> my residents, in first year engineering, has been assigned a project =
> 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 =
> 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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