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  1. says:

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

  2. says:

    I got this from the library with the intent of gleaning a few tidbits for a class assignment I ended up reading the whole thing and not using any tidbits The book gives good historical accounts of several engineering catastrophes and their human interfaces while highlighting the value of failure

  3. says:

    And I thought I understood failure Boy how I understood failure I thought I had mastered it but evidently there

  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

  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 anyone wh

  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 not previously thought of this concept A sprinkling system in case of fire has a thermo sensitive device that breaks w

  8. says:

    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 corrosion or a new w

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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 applications to the m

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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 overall I was impressed The author emphasizes throughout the book the importance of proper planning and a

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S bridge collapse and the toppling of a massive Shanghai apartment building in 2009 to Boston’s prolonged Big Dig and the 2010 Gulf oil spill These avoidable disasters reveal the interdependency of people and machines within systems whose complex behavior was undreamt of by their designers until it was too late Petroski shows that even the simplest technology is embedded in cultural and socioeconomic constraints complications and contradictionsFailure t. 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 anyone who is willing to slog through the little bits of insider writing about Engineering campuses and practices in order to mine the gold about what failure could and should teach us Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide undreamt of by their designers The White Nights of Ramadan until it was too late Petroski shows that even the simplest technology is embedded in cultural and socioeconomic constraints complications and contradictionsFailure t. 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 Beyond the Pale useful for anyone who is willing to slog through the little bits of insider writing about Engineering campuses and practices in order to mine the gold about what failure could and should teach The Black Ice Score (Parker, us

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O imagine the possibility of failure is the most profound mistake engineers can make Software developers realized this early on and looked outside their young field to structural engineering as they sought a historical perspective to help them identify their own potential mistakes By explaining the interconnectedness of technology and culture and the dangers that can emerge from complexity Petroski demonstrates that we would all do well to follow their le. 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 corrosion or a new way of using it or some repairs made with a new materialand it breaks Petroski examines how engineers learn from the process of breaks designing things that avoid fatalities and damage through managed failures testing and designing safety tolerances attempting to have designs carried out in transparent and safe construction practices the national characters of British Canadian and American Engineering codes of ethics and the studies made of catastrophic failures like the I 35 bridge collapse in Minneapolis Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries use or an environmental factor heatcoldsalt water corrosion or a new way of Engendering Song using it or some repairs made with a new materialand it breaks Petroski examines how engineers learn from the process of breaks designing things that avoid fatalities and damage through managed failures testing and designing safety tolerances attempting to have designs carried out in transparent and safe construction practices the national characters of British Canadian and American Engineering codes of ethics and the studies made of catastrophic failures like the I 35 bridge collapse in Minneapolis

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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. I got this from the library with the intent of gleaning a few tidbits for a class assignment I ended up reading the whole thing and not using any tidbits The book gives good historical accounts of several engineering catastrophes and their human interfaces while highlighting the value of failure The White Nights of Ramadan 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. I got this from the library with the intent of gleaning a few tidbits for a class assignment I ended Beyond the Pale up reading the whole thing and not The Black Ice Score (Parker, using any tidbits The book gives good historical accounts of several engineering catastrophes and their human interfaces while highlighting the value of failure