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  1. says:

    This book is a combination memoir and history of design failures From the patterns developed by the relationshi

  2. says:

    I got this from the library with the intent of gleaning a few tidbits for a class assignment I ended up reading

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    And I thought I understood failure Boy how I understood failure I thought I had mastered it but evidently there is so much to experience It m

  4. says:

    This is an engaging although lengthy read I admit I resorted to skimming through much of the book since I got it from the library and only have so much time However the central premise of the book is clearly true studying failure should be a never ending activity for engineers and those involved in management of engineering projects A few lines present the premise very clearly One might as well just be the summary of the lesson we should

  5. says:

    The case studies presented have been discussed elsewhere in comparable detail with similar conclusions Aside from the author's tales of his own past there was little in the way of original insight

  6. says:

    While this book was written for engineers I who am NOT an engineer still found it thought provoking entertaining and informative Petroski is particularly good at interdisciplinary thinking which makes this book useful for

  7. says:

    I like it because it is a non fiction book I appreciate the thorough explanations about metal fatigue testing strength of building materials and intended planned failure That was something I never thought of For instance crackers stamps and chocolate bars are perforated to break easily when a certain force is applied I had

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    Reading this made me appreciate that things don't fail often than they do A bridge or space shuttle or parking garage or de icing boot on an airplane is a complex system it may have been built with redundant safety tolerances but one shoddy material or one sub contractor who didn't pour the concrete properly or an addition that added different stresses or an increase in use or an environmental factor heatcoldsalt water c

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    Numerous good accounts of why we need to break the taboo that holds that failure has nothing to teach us other than not to repeat that particular mistake I liked it for the insights on the intersections of technology socio economic context and learningprogress On another level I saw in it some good cross over a

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    Petroski starts out strong with numerous descriptions in rapid succession of structural concrete related failures highlighting the underlying non obvious causes It was a pleasant and confidence building beginning And overal

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When planes crash bridges collapse and automobile gas tanks explode we are uick to blame poor design But Henry Petroski says we must look beyond design for causes and corrections Known for his masterly explanations of engineering successes and failures Petroski here takes his analysis a step further to consider the larger context in which accidents occurIn To Forgive Design he surveys some of the most infamous failures of our time from the 2007 Minneapoli. And I thought I understood failure Boy how I understood failure I thought I had mastered it but evidently there is so much to experience It must be difficult to edit a book on a technical subject written by an expert Perhaps the editor doesn t want to intervene forcefully at the risk of removing technical detail or of interfering with the message This book solidly deserves four stars but it meanders and is freuently repetitive The author often restates exactly the same thing and can be laborious in doing so The strength of the book is the review of significant engineering and design failures The author s objective is promote critical analysis and thereby prevent repeated mistakes Many of these passages are excellent and very well written In this way some themes are developed uoting from Walker and Sibley s survey of construction failures the author points outwhen the first example of a technologically advanced structure was built great care and research went into its design and construction But as the new design concept was used again and again confidence grew to complacency and contempt for possible technical difficulties Testing was considered unnecessarily expensive and so it was dispensed with But in each case the design was steadily modified and the changes not understood until a previously ignored second order effect dominated and the structure collapsedOther similar and related aspects of design and construction failure are explored The general conclusion is set out in the final pageit is the nature of the human and technological condition that until incontrovertible failures do occur there is a tendency even among designers who should know better to think that the technology has been masteredEarlier the author notes that to design is to make decisions and all decisions are compromises This theme is not explored with sufficient vigor To my mind all construction entails a myriad of ualities and objectives Decisions must be made about their relative importance and a range of outcome goals A bridge may allow people to pass an obstruction directly and easily perhaps saving time and money It can also involve other impacts and considerations like wildlife habitat or varying economic flows Construction can fail partially or completely in a number of these dimensions it is a uestion of what we measure and how Clearly the collapse or catastrophic failure of a structure is noteworthy and particularly tragic when it entails the loss of life and injury And yet these endeavors are significantly complex and their lifespans long Bungled design like the Tacoma Narrows Bridge is distinguishable from others where a structure survived long and was put to good use Even mountains crumble Human efforts will always involve aspiration unknowns varying degrees of success and chance That concoction will lead to failure for sure The book s central theme that failure is a topic worthy of study and should be central to an education and practice in 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