PUBLICATIONS

The Roles of Technical Engineering Experts in Construction Disputes

Construction Law International, 2016

A guide for legal teams engaging technical experts on disputes.

Nicaragua, Panama and the Dream of a Canal (Part 1)

The Structural Engineer, 2016

Past lessons show the high price of facing up to nature.

Nicaragua, Panama and the Dream of a Canal (Part 2)

The Structural Engineer, 2016

What are the challenges of building the proposed Nicaragua Canal?

Wedded to our Tools: Why Expertise Can Hold Us Back (Part 1)

The Structural Engineer, 2015

What Firefighters can teach us about the limits of expertise.

Wedded to our Tools: Why Expertise Can Hold Us Back (Part 2)

The Structural Engineer, 2015

The dangers of becoming over reliant on our expertise.

When Structural Failure Reflects on Social Failures

The Structural Engineer, 2015

The wider societal ramifications of devastating structural failures.

Brooklyn Bridge - Tragedy Overcome (Part 1)

The Structural Engineer, 2015

The incredible story of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Brooklyn Bridge - Tragedy Overcome (Part 2)

The Structural Engineer, 2015

How Emily Warren Roebling defied the odds to see the project to completion.

Hartford Stadium Collapse

The Structural Engineer, 2015

Why software should never be more than a tool to be used wisely.

How Engineers Learn from Failure

The Structural Engineer, 2015

How engineers learn from failure - frustration is the key.

Human Fallibility and Automation

The Structural Engineer, 2015

Lessons from the Virgin Galactic Crash - was it human error?.

Hyatt Regency - the Price of Human Failure

The Structural Engineer, 2015

The story of the survivors, the rescuers and the engineers.

 

Implicit Assumptions

The Structural Engineer, 2015

Implicit assumptions and their role in bad judgement.

The Quebec Bridge Collapse
(Part 1)

The Structural Engineer, 2014

The role of human factors in a bridge collapse.

The Quebec Bridge Collapse
(Part 2)

The Structural Engineer, 2014

Can one man's ego really bring a bridge down?

Project Management Failure

The Structural Engineer, 2014

The shocking management failings of the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

Citicorp Centre Tower

The Structural Engineer, 2014

The Citicorp Tower Crisis - how failure was averted.

Failure Investigations and the Forensic Process (Part 1)

The Structural Engineer, 2014

The differences between a good designer and a good forensic engineer.

Failure Investigations and the Forensic Process (Part 2)

The Structural Engineer, 2014

The key to a forensically sound investigation.

The 30 Year Failure Cycle

The Structural Engineer, 2013

Is the 30 year failure cycle a coincidence?

The I-35 Highway Bridge Collapse

The Structural Engineer, 2013

The story of missed opportunities to prevent a collapse.

Lessons from the Malahide Viaduct Collapse

The Structural Engineer, 2013

How corporate memory loss led to the collapse of the Malahide Viaduct.

Near-misses and Failure (Part 1)

The Structural Engineer, 2013

The role of near misses in failure and prevention.

Near-misses and Failure (Part 2)

The Structural Engineer, 2013

Seven strategies for identifying and reacting to near misses.

De Grolsch Veste Stadium Failure

The Structural Engineer, 2012

The factors that contributed to the stadium collapse.

Human Factors and Bridge Failure

The Structural Engineer, 2012

The importance of managing "human factors" within bridge projects.

Interstate 90 Connector Tunnel Ceiling Collapse

The Structural Engineer, 2013
What caused the collapse of the I90 connector tunnel ceiling.

Willow Island Cooling Tower Collapse

The Structural Engineer, 2015

The perils of sticking to a schedule regardless of weather conditions.

Engineering the Hanging Garden of Babylon

The Structural Engineer, 2016
Learn about the incredible engineering works that underpinned this wonder.

West Gate Bridge Collapse

The Structural Engineer, 2016
How the failure of several bridges led to new design rules and workmanship guides.

Beyond the Limits of Imagination: what do the comet aircraft failures teach us?

The Structural Engineer, 2017
The story of the trailblazing investigation of the comet crashes.