Management Lessons from Engineering Failures
Edited by Kenneth Gibble
1986 / 52 pp.
Soft Cover - In Stock
$14.00 List / $10.50ASCE Member
Stock No. 572 / ISBN: 9780872625723
Proceedings of a symposium on management lessons from engineering failures, presented at the ASCE National Convention, held in Boston, Massachusetts, October 28, 1986. Sponsored by the Engineering Management Division of ASCE.
This collection contains six papers describing failures associated with the technical quality or functional capability of the project as designed and constructed. Engineering failures are not always catastrophic. More of them are attributable to improper management of contracts than to actual physical failures. While these failures involve technical issues, they also involve management issues, and communication problems are often a contributing cause. These papers examine failures to show what caused the failures, what resulted from them, and, in some instances, what could have been done to prevent them.