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1Title:  Construction disasters: design failures, causes, and prevention   
 Creator:  Ross, Steven S. 
 Publication:  McGraw-Hill, New York, c1984. 
 Notes:  Contains articles reprinted from Engineering news-record. "An Engineering news-record book." Includes index. 
 Extent:  x, 417 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
 Subjects:  Structural failures

 
Collection:  Hagley Library 
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2Title:  Engineering failures and their lessons   
 Creator:  Godfrey, Edward, 1871- | Burndy Library 
 Publication:  Edward Godfrey, Pittsburgh, c1924] 
 Notes:  Stamp on t.-p.: "Published by the author / Edward Godfrey / Professional Bldg. / Pittsburgh, Pa." Includes bibliographical references and index. 
 Extent:  xiii, 270 p. : ill., diagrs. ; 24 cm. 
 Subjects:  Engineering | Structural failures | Burndy Library Collection at the Huntington Library

 
Collection:  Huntington Library 
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3Title:  Lessons amid the rubble: an introduction to post-disaster engineering and ethics   
 Creator:  Pfatteicher, Sarah K. A., 1968- 
 Publication:  Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Md, 2010. 
 Notes:  Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-175) and index. The aftermath of September 11, 2001, brought the subject of engineering-failure forensics to public attention as had no previous catastrophe. In keeping with the engineering profession's long tradition of building a positive future out of disasters, Lessons amid the Rubble uses the collapse of the World Trade Center towers to explore the nature and future of engineering education in the United States. Sarah K. A. Pfatteicher draws on historical and current practice in engineering design, construction, and curricula to discuss how engineers should conceive, organize, and execute a search for the reasons behind the failure of man-made structures. Her survey traces the analytical journey engineers take after a disaster and discusses the technical, social, and moral implications of their work. After providing an overview of the investigations into the collapse of the Twin Towers, Pfatteicher explores six related events to reveal deceptively simple lessons about the engineering enterprise, each of which embodies an ethical dilemma at the heart of the profession. In tying these themes together, Pfatteicher highlights issues of professionalism and professional identity infused in engineering education and encourages an explicit, direct conversation about their meaning. Sophisticated and engagingly written, this volume combines history, engineering, ethics, and philosophy to provoke a deep discussion about the symbolic meaning of buildings and other structures and the nature of engineering. --Publisher description. 
 Extent:  186 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. 
 Subjects:  Structural failures | Disasters -- Research -- Moral and ethical aspects | Structural engineering | Disaster relief

 
Collection:  University of Oklahoma 
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4Title:  Building damage in South Carolina caused by the tornadoes of March 28, 1984   
 Creator:  Sparks, Peter R. | National Research Council (U.S.) Committee on Natural Disasters. 
 Publication:  National Academy Press, Available from National Technical Information Service, Washington, D.C, Springfield, Va, 1985. 
 Notes:  "Report no.: CETS-CND-031"--T.p. verso. Bibliography: p. 41. 
 Extent:  vii, 46 p. : ill., 1 map ; 28 cm. 
 Subjects:  Buildings -- Natural disaster effects -- South Carolina | Building failures | Structural failures | South Carolina -- Tornado, 1984

 
Collection:  University of Oklahoma 
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5Title:  An authentic history of the Lawrence calamity: embracing a description of the Pemberton Mill, a detailed account of the catastrophe, a chapter of thrilling incidents, list of contributions to the relief fund, names of the killed and wounded, abstracts of the sermons on the subject, report of the coroner's inquest, &c   
 Creator:  J.J. Dyer & Co | Burndy Library 
 Publication:  J.J. Dyer & Co, Boston, 1860. 
 Extent:  96 p. ; 25 cm. 
 Subjects:  Pemberton Mill disaster, Lawrence, Mass., 1860 | Structural failures | Burndy Library Collection at the Huntington Library

 
Collection:  Huntington Library 
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