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"To Engineer is Human" is also a Petroski book, and excellent reading for
both engineer and non-.

Russ Nester, SE, GE
On Fri, 28 Feb 1997 21:13:47 -0800 jmccormi(--nospam--at) (Joe McCormick)
>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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