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Designing to Avoid Disaters (August 2012)

In Designing to Avoid Disaster, the author discusses the context and cultural assumptions that have led to a number of disasters worldwide, describing the nature of fracture-critical design and why it has become so prevalent.

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  1. Designing To Avoid Disaster

    The Nature of Fracture-Critical Design

    By Thomas Fisher

    Recent catastrophic events, such as the I-35W bridge collapse, New Orleans flooding, the BP oil spill, Port au Prince's destruction by earthquake, Fukushima nuclear plant's devastation by tsunami, the Wall Street investment bank failures, and the housing foreclosure epidemic and the collapse of...

    Published August 28th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Infrastructure Sustainability and Design

    Edited by Spiro N. Pollalis, Andreas Georgoulias, Stephen J. Ramos, Daniel Schodek

    You're overseeing a large-scale project, but you're not an engineering or construction specialist, and so you need an overview of the related sustainability concerns and processes. To introduce you to the main issues, experts from the fields of engineering, planning, public health, environmental...

    Published January 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  3. Sustainability and the Design of Transport Interchanges

    By Brian Edwards

    The interchange is a new form of transport building which integrates into a single whole various modes of public transport, putting the passenger first (rather than the infrastructure). This book presents design principles for transport interchanges and offers analysis of best practice in the UK...

    Published January 14th 2011 by Routledge