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Prepared by the Research Council on Performance of Structures of ASCE.
This report contains guidelines for conducting an investigation into
the causes of a structural failure or collapse.
- members of the investigative team and their responsibilities,
- recommended procedure for site visits,
- accumulation and recording of
- reporting procedures, and
- checklists of
preparation and materials needed for each step.
structural types are described, together with the most common causes of
distress and failure for each material and construction method. Causes
of failure are discussed according to type of project, type of
structure, or type of material, connection or foundation.