Lessons amid the rubble : an introduction to post-disaster engineering and ethics

TitleLessons amid the rubble : an introduction to post-disaster engineering and ethics
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsPfatteicher, SKA
Series TitleJohns Hopkins introductory studies in the history of technology; Variation: Johns Hopkins introductory studies in the history of technology.
Pagination186 p.
PublisherJohns Hopkins University Press
Place PublishedBaltimore, Md.
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number 9780801897191
Accession Number503307327
Call NumberLC: TA656; Dewey: 624.1/71
Keywordsdisaster , disasters , Structural
AbstractThis book uses the collapse of the World Trade Center in 2001 to explore the nature and future of engineering education in the United States. The author draws on historical and current practices in engineering design, construction and curricula to discuss how engineers should conceive, organize, and execute a search for reasons behind the collapse of man-made structures and asks engineers to take a wider look into the technical, social and moral implications of their work.
Notesill. ; 23 cm.A very imperfect process : engineering problem-solving 101 -- Finding hope in the ruins : a short history of engineering disasters -- A new era : the limits of engineering expertise in a post-9/11 world -- "Safe from every possible event" : how to strive for the impossible -- Architectural terrorism : why moderation matters -- These material things : passion and power in engineering -- Conclusion, more time for the dreaming : engineering curricula for the 21st century.Includes bibliographical references and index.Sarah K.A. Pfatteicher.Book
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