Failure Mechanisms in Building Construction by David H. Nicastro, P.E.

1998, ASCE

  • Comprehensive catalog of failure mechanisms, with causes and characteristics, and a tabular index.
  • Case histories on everything from structural collapses to water infiltration.
  • Annotated bibliography on forensic engineering, including sources for further information on each of the failure mechanisms discussed.
  • Glossary of forensic engineering terms.

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