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Case Studies Bibliography

This section provides a bibliography of books about failures, periodicals with failure case studies, papers with overviews of the use of case studies in engineering education, papers about individual case studies, web sites, videos, and television programs.

There are many sources for case studies. Three excellent texts are Feld and Carper (1997), Kamintzsky (1991) and Levy and Salvadori (1992). McKaig (1962) is also good. Ross (1984) contains cases reprinted from Engineering News Record, which is another useful source. The quarterly Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, published by the American Society of Civil Engineers, is an excellent source. Other ASCE journals, such as the Journal of Structural Engineering and Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, occasionally feature useful case studies. Shepherd and Frost (1995) has short summaries of a wide variety of cases. Excellent recent source of case studies are the proceedings of the First and Second ASCE Congress in Forensic Engineering (Rens 1997, Rens et al, 2000b). A useful bibliography on failures was assembled by Nicastro (1996). Puri (1998) and Carper (2000) list several references that would be useful in any failure analysis course. Some books and papers, such as Levy and Salvadori (1992) and Petroski (1985) do an excellent job of explaining fundamental structural behavior without relying on complex theories or mathematics, and are particularly appropriate for lower-division undergraduate students.

Reference listfrom the book Beyond Failure: Forensic Case Studies for Civil Engineers, Delatte, Norbert J., ASCE Press, expected publication in January 2009.
REU Student cases developed as part of the UAB REU site

Papers by Delatte, Students, and Co-authors

  • Delatte, N. J., “Failure Case Studies and Engineering Ethics in Engineering Mechanics Courses,” ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice Vol. 123 No. 3, July 1997, and closure of discussion to above paper, ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice Vol. 124 No. 4, October 1998.
  • Martin, Rachel, and Delatte, Norbert, “Another Look at the L’Ambiance Plaza Collapse,” ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 14. No. 4, November 2000, and closure of discussion to above paper, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 16 No. 1, February, 2002.
  • Martin, Rachel, and Delatte, Norbert, “Another Look at the Hartford Civic Center Coliseum Collapse,” ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 15, No. 1, February 2001.
  • Norbert J. Delatte and Kevin L. Rens, “Forensics and Case Studies in Civil Engineering Education: State-of-the-Art,” ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 16, No. 3, August, 2002.
  • Delatte, “Agricultural Product Loads and Warehouse Failures,” ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 16, No. 3, August 2002.
  • Suzanne King and Norbert Delatte, “Collapse of 2000 Commonwealth Avenue  : A Punching Shear Case Study,” ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, pp. 54 – 61, Vol. 18, No. 1, February 2004.
  • Delatte, “A Failure of Cold-Formed Steel Beams during Concrete Placement,” technical note, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Volume 19, Number 2, pp. 178 – 181, May 2005.
  • Cynthia Pearson and Norbert Delatte , “The Ronan Point Apartment Tower Collapse and its Effect on Building Codes,” ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Volume 19, Number 2, pp. 172 – 177, May 2005.
  • Pearson, C. and Delatte, N. (2006) “The Collapse of the Quebec Bridge , 1907,” ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, February 2006.
  • Delatte, N.J. (2006) “Learning from Failures,” Civil Engineering Practice, Journal of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section/ASCE, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 21 – 38, Boston, MA, Fall/Winter 2006.
  • Chris Storey and Norbert Delatte, “Lessons from the Collapse of the Schoharie Creek Bridge,” Forensic Engineering: Proceedings of the Third Congress, pp. 158 – 167, Bosela, Paul A., Delatte, Norbert J., and Rens, Kevin L., Editors, ASCE, October 19 – 21, 2003. Stacey
  • Solava and Norbert Delatte , “Lessons from the Failure of the Teton Dam,” Forensic Engineering: Proceedings of the Third Congress, pp. 168 – 177, Bosela, Paul A., Delatte, Norbert J., and Rens, Kevin L., Editors, ASCE, October 19 – 21, 2003.
  • Cynthia Rouse and Norbert Delatte, “Lessons from the Progressive Collapse of the Ronan Point Apartment Tower,” Forensic Engineering: Proceedings of the Third Congress, pp. 190 – 200, Bosela, Paul A., Delatte, Norbert J., and Rens, Kevin L., Editors, ASCE, October 19 – 21, 2003.


Books

  • American Concrete Institute (1989), Avoiding Failures in Concrete Construction, Seminar Course Manual/SCM 19(89), American Concrete Institute, Detroit, Michigan.
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (1973), Structural Failures: Modes, Causes, Responsibilities, A compilation of papers presented at the ASCE NATIONAL MEETING ON STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, Cleveland Ohio, April 1972, ASCE Press, New York, N.Y.
  • Bosela, Paul A., Delatte, Norbert J., and Rens, Kevin L., Forensic Engineering: Proceedings of the Third Congress, ASCE, October 19 – 21, 2003.
  • Carper, Ken (2001), Why Buildings Fail, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, Washington, D.C.
  • Feld, J., and Carper, K. (1997). Construction Failure. 2nd Ed., John Wiley & Sons, New York, N. Y.
  • Fleddermann, Charles B. (2004). Engineering Ethics, 2nd Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall.
  • Handy, R. L. (1995), The Day the House Fell, ASCE Press, Reston, Virginia.
  • Kaminetzky, D. (1991). Design and Construction Failures: Lessons from Forensic Investigations. McGraw-Hill, New York, N. Y.
  • Levy, M., and Salvadori, M. (1992). Why Buildings Fall Down: How Structures Fail. W. W. Norton, New York, N. Y.
  • McKaig, T. (1962). Building Failures: Case Studies in Construction and Design. McGraw-Hill, New York, N. Y.
  • Neale, B. S., Forensic Engineering - The Investigation of Failures, Proceedings of the second international conference on forensic engineering organized by the Institution of Civil Engineers and held in London, UK, on 12 - 12 November 2001, Thomas Telford, 2001.
  • Nicastro, David H. (1997). Failure Mechanisms in Building Construction, ASCE Press, Reston, Virginia.
  • Petroski, H. (1985). To Engineer is Human. St. Martins Press, New York, N. Y.
  • Rens, K. L., editor (1997). Forensic Engineering: Proceedings of the First Congress. ASCE. New York, N. Y.
  • Rens, K.L., O. Rendon-Herrero, and Paul Bosela (2000c), Editors Proceedings of the Second Forensic Congress, American Society of Civil Engineers, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 21-23, 2000.
  • Ross, S. (1984), Construction Disasters: Design Failures, Causes, and Prevention. McGraw-Hill, New York, N. Y.
  • Shepherd, R., and Frost, J. D. (1995). Failures in Civil Engineering: Structural, Foundation, and Geoenvironmental Case Studies. ASCE. New York, N. Y.
  • Wearne, Phillip (2000). Collapse: When Buildings Fall Down, TV Books, L.L.C. TV Books, New York, N.Y. (Note: this book is a companion to The Learning Channel television series "Collapse.")
  • Wray, W. K. (1995), So Your Home is Built On Expansive Soils, ASCE Press, Reston, Virginia.



Periodicals



Overview Papers

  • Baer, R. J. (1996). “Are Civil Engineering Graduates Adequately Informed on Failure? A Practitioner’s View,” J. Perf. Const. Fac., ASCE, 10(2), 46.
  • Bosela, P. A. (1993). “Failure of Engineered Facilities: Academia Responds to the Challenge,” J. Perf. Const. Fac., ASCE, 7(2), 140-144.
  • Carper, Kenneth (2000), “Lessons from Failures: Case Studies as an Integral Component of the Civil Engineering Curriculum,” Civil & Structural Engineering Education in the 21st Century, Southampton, UK, 26-28 April.
  • Delatte, N. J. (1997). “Failure Case Studies and Engineering Ethics in Engineering Mechanics Courses,” J. Profl. Issues in Engrg. Education and Practice, ASCE, 123(3), 111-116.
  • Delatte, N. J. (2000). “Using Failure Case Studies in Civil Engineering Education,” Proceedings of the Second Forensic Congress, ASCE, Reston, Virginia, pp 430-440.
  • Jennings, A., and Mackinnon, P. (2000), Case for Undergraduate Study of Disasters, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Feb. 2000, Vol. 14, No. 1.
  • Nicastro, D. H. (1996). “Annotated Bibliography of Forensic Engineering.” J. Perf. Const. Fac., ASCE, 10(1), 2-4.
  • Petroski, Henry, “Failure as Source of Engineering Judgment: Case of John Roebling,” ASCE Journal of the Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 7, No. 1, February 1993.
  • Pietroforte, R. (1998). “Civil Engineering Education Through Case Studies of Failures,” J. Perf. Const. Fac., ASCE, 12(2), 51-55.
  • Puri, S.P.S (1998) “Discussion of ‘Failure Case Studies and ethics in engineering mechanics courses’ by Norbert J. Delatte” Journal of Professional Issues in Engr Education and Practice, ASCE 124(4) 121-124
  • Rendon-Herrero, O. (1993), “Too Many Failures: What Can Education Do?” J. Perf. Const. Fac., ASCE, 7(2), 133-139.
  • Rendon-Herrero, O. (1993), “Including Failure Case Studies in Civil Engineering Courses,” J. Perf. Const. Fac., ASCE, 7(3), 181-185.
  • Rendon-Herrero, O. (1998) “Experience Teaching Civil Engineering Failures 1973-1997. Structural Engineering World Congress, San Francisco, California
  • Rens, K. L., and Knott, A. W. (1997). “Teaching Experiences, a Graduate Course in Condition Assessment and Forensic Engineering.” Forensic Engineering: Proceedings of the First Congress, K. L. Rens, ed., ASCE. New York, N. Y. 178-185.
  • Rens, K L., Rendon-Herrero, O. and Clark, M.J. (2000): “Failure Awareness of Constructed Facilities in the Civil Engineering Curriculum,” Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Volume 15, No. 1. pp 27-37.
  • Rens, K.L., M.J. Clark, and A. W. Knott (2000): “A Failure Analysis Case Study Information Disseminator” Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities In Press – Accepted for publication (Volume 15 number 3).
  • Rens, K. L., Clark, M.J., and Knott, A.W. (2000): “Development of an Internet Failure Disseminator for Professors” Proceedings Second Forensic Congress, American Society of Civil Engineers, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Roddis, W. M. K. (1993). “Structural Failures and Engineering Ethics,” J. Struct. Engrg., ASCE, 119(5), 1539-1555.
  • Scigliano, Eric, "10 Technology Disasters," Technology Review, June 2002
  • Zickel, L.L. (2000) “Failure Vignettes for Teachers” Proceedings of the Second Forensic Congress, San Juan Puerto Rico pp 421-429.



Papers About Individual Case Studies

  • Amini, F., and Khalilian, A. (1997). “Old Post Office Foundation Failure Investigation,” ASCE Journal of the Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol.11, No. 1.
  • Bell, G. R., and Liepins, A. A. (1997). More Misapplications of the Finite Element Method. Forensic Engineering: Proceedings of the First Congress, K. L. Rens, ed., ASCE. New York, N. Y. 258-267.
  • Carino, N. J., Woodward, K. A., Leyendecker, E. V., and Fattal, S. G. (1983) “A Review of the Skyline Plaza Collapse.” Concrete International, American Concrete Institute, July 1983.
  • Day, Robert W. (1992), “Damage to Two Apartment Buildings due to Moisture Variation of Expansive Soil,” ASCE Journal of the Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 6, No. 3.
  • Day, Robert W. (1993). “Performance of Utility-Trench Shoring: Case Study,” ASCE Journal of the Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 7, No. 1.
  • Day, Robert W. (1994a). “Performance of Slab-on-Grade Foundation on Expansive Soil,” ASCE Journal of the Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 8, No. 2.
  • Day, Robert W. (1994b). “Performance of Fill that Contains Organic Matter,” ASCE Journal of the Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 8, No. 4.
  • Day, Robert W. (1995). “Case Study of Settlement of Gravelly Sand Backfill,” ASCE Journal of the Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 9, No. 3.
  • Diaz, C. F., Hadipriono, F. C., and Pasternack, S. (1994). “Failures of Residential Building Basements in Ohio,” ASCE Journal of the Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 8, No. 1.
  • Gillum, J. D. (2000), The Engineer of Record and Design Responsibility, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, May 2000, Vol. 14, No. 2
  • Gnaedinger, John P. (1987). “Open Hearth Slag—A Problem Waiting to Happen,” ASCE Journal of the Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 1, No. 2.
  • King, Suzanne, and Norbert Delatte, (2004). “Collapse of 2000 Commonwealth Avenue: A Punching Shear Case Study,” ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol 18, No. 1., February 2004.
  • Lacome M.L, A. Blankespoor, and K.L. Rens (2000) “Concrete Maturity: A Valid Nondestructive Evaluation and Forensic Tool. Proceedings 2nd Forensic Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Pp 172-182.
  • Leonards, Gerald A., Frost, J. David, and Bray, Jonathan D. (1994). “Collapse of Geogrid-Reinforced Retaining Structure,” ASCE Journal of the Performance of Constructed Facilities', Vol. 8, No. 4.
  • Lin, Hung-Ming, and Hadipriono, Fabian C. (1990). “Problems in Deep Foundation Construction in Taiwan,” ASCE Journal of the Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 4, No. 4.
  • Luth, G. P. (2000), Chronology and Context of the Hyatt Regency Collapse, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, May 2000, Vol. 14, No. 2 (note: winner of the 2001 Best Paper Award for this journal)
  • Martin, Rachel, and Delatte, Norbert (2000). Another Look at the L’Ambiance Plaza Collapse, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 14. No. 4.
  • Martin, Rachel, and Delatte, Norbert (2001). Another Look at the Hartford Civic Center Coliseum Collapse, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol 15, No. 1.
  • Meehan, Richard L., and Karp, Lawrence B. (1994). “California Housing Damage Related to Expansive Soils,” ASCE Journal of the Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 8 No. 2.
  • Moncarz, P. D., and Taylor, R. K. (2000), Engineering Process Failure – Hyatt Walkway Collapse, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, May 2000, Vol. 14, No. 2
  • Morganstern, J “The Fifty-Nine Story Crisis” Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, January 1997, pg 23-29, ASCE
  • Pfatteicher, S. K. A. (2000), “The Hyatt Horror:” Failure and Responsibility in American Engineering, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, May 2000, Vol. 14, No. 2
  • Puri, S.P.S (1997) “Computer Misuse – Are we dealing with a time bomb? Who is to blame and what are we doing about it?” Proceedings 1st Forensic Congress edited by K.L. Rens, ASCE, 285-336.
  • Raghu, Doairaja, and Hsieh, Hsin-Neng (1989). “Performance of Some Structures Constructed on Chromium Ore Fills,” 'ASCE Journal of the Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 3, No. 2.
  • Rens, K. L., H.J. Royston, and M.L. Lacome (2000) “Temporary Bracing During Construction (fact or fiction): case studies” Proceedings, Forensic Engineering: 2nd congress, San Juan Puerto Rico pp 652-661.
  • Richardson, David N., Stephenson, Richard W., and Molloy, Daniel (1987). “Soil-shrinkage Induced Structural Failure,” ASCE Journal of the Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 1, No. 4.
  • Cynthia Rouse and Norbert Delatte, “Lessons from the Progressive Collapse of the Ronan Point Apartment Tower,” Forensic Engineering: Proceedings of the Third Congress, pp. 190 – 200, Bosela, Paul A., Delatte, Norbert J., and Rens, Kevin L., Editors, ASCE, October 19 – 21, 2003.
  • Rubin, R. A., and Banick, L. A., “The Hyatt Regency Decision: One View,” pp. 161-167, ASCE Journal of the Performance of Constructed Facilities, August 1987.
  • Stacey Solava and Norbert Delatte, “Lessons from the Failure of the Teton Dam, : Forensic Engineering: Proceedings of the Third Congress, pp. 168 – 177, Bosela, Paul A., Delatte, Norbert J., and Rens, Kevin L., Editors, ASCE, October 19 – 21, 2003.
  • Chris Storey and Norbert Delatte, “Lessons from the Collapse of the Schoharie Creek Bridge,” Forensic Engineering: Proceedings of the Third Congress, pp. 158 – 167, Bosela, Paul A., Delatte, Norbert J., and Rens, Kevin L., Editors, ASCE, October 19 – 21, 2003.
  • Thornton, C. H., and DeScenza, R. P. (1997). “Construction Collapse of Precast Concrete Framing at Pittsburgh’s Midfield Terminal.” Forensic Engineering: Proceedings of the First Congress, K. L. Rens, ed., ASCE. New York, N. Y. 85-93.
  • Whitlock, A. Rhett, and Mossa, Shahzad S. (1996). “Foundation Design Considerations for Construction on Marshlands,” ASCE Journal of the Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 10.



Investigation Reports

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Report 277 (1996), The Oklahoma City Bombing: Improving Building Performance Through Multi-Hazard Mitigation, FEMA 277/August 1996.
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Report 403 (2002), World Trade Center Building Performance Study: Data Collection, Preliminary Observations, and Recommendations, FEMA 403/May 2002.
  • Granger, R. O., Peirce, J. W., Protze, H. G., Tobin, J. J., and Lally, F. J. (1997), The Building Collapse at 2000 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, on January 25, 1971, Report of the Mayor’s Investigating Commission, The City of Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Lew, H., Fattel, S., Shaver, J., Reinhold, T. and Hunt, B. (1979). Investigation of Construction Failure of Reinforced Concrete Cooling Tower at Willow Island, W.V., U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA/National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C.
  • Lew, H. S. et al. (1982). “Investigation of construction failure of Harbour Cay Condominium in Cocoa Beach, Florida.” Rep., U.S. Dept. of Comm., Nat. Bureau of Standards, S/N 003-003-0245-8, Washington, D. C.



Web Sites

Topic or Case URL
Assorted Case Studies University of Colorado at Denver
University of Guelph
University of Toronto
SGH Investigations Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Tacoma Narrows Gig Harbor, Washington
University of Connecticut Department of Mathematics
The College of St. Catherine Physics (with movie)
Ethics Cases http://onlineethics.org/
Ethics case of the month - Texas Tech University Murdough Center National Institute for Engineering Ethics



DVD and Videos

Details about the case studies featured on some of the History Channel Modern Marvels Engineering Disaster series here

Available case study and disaster videotapes:

Title Description and Source
To Engineer is Human: the role of failure in successful design Written and presented by Henry Petroski, producer Alec Nesbitt, 51 minutes, published by Princeton, JH: Films for the Humanities and Sciences: FFH 7378, c1997, distributed under license from BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc., also available through Films Incorporated Education 5547 N. Ravenswood, Chicago Illinois 60640-1199
The Day the Earth Shook NOVA 1996, Written and Produced by Simon Campbell-Jones and Suzanne Campbell Jones, Executive Producer Paula S. Apsell, 60 minutes WGBH Educational Foundation http://www.wgbh.org/
Earthquake 1990 NOVA Written and Produced by Carl Charlson, Executive Producer Paula Apsell, 60 minutes WGBH Educational Foundation http://www.wgbh.org/
Earthquakes: The Terrifying Truth 1994, Written and Produced by Alex Gregory, Executive producer – Dennis B. Kane, ABC Video Publishing, 50 minutes
Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster 1990 An MPI Home Video Presentation of an ABC news production, 30 minutes
Disaster Proof – Architectural Failures 1996, Written and Produced by John Borst, SCI-TREK – The Discovery Channel, 30 minutes http://www.discovery.com
The New Detectives – Case Studies in Forensic Science 1997, Produced by Tom Naughton and Nicolas Valcon, Written by Stephen Zorn, 30 minutes, SCI-TREK – The Discovery Channel http://www.discovery.com
Fatal Flaw – A Skyscrapers Nightmare A&E Investigative Reports, 1996 Executive Producer Andrea Miller, Directed by Roger Parsons, Kurtis Productions Inc. http://www.aande.com – also discussed in Morganstern (1997)
Academic Integrity: The Bridge to Professional Ethics 1995 Center for Applied Ethics, Duke University Written by P. Aarne Vesilind, directed by Jody McAuliff, 35 minutes
Engineering Disasters From the leaning tower of Pisa to Soyuz 11, here are the fascinating – and sometimes tragic—tales of engineering gone wrong http://www.aande.com
History Channel Modern Marvels Engineering Disasters Series of approximately two dozen videotapes from http://www.history.com/ details



Television Programs

Channel and Web Site Typical Program Title and Description
The Discovery Channel, http://dsc.discovery.com/ “New Detectives: Case Studies in Forensic Science” – Some of the best clues come from the least likely places. Baffling crimes have been solved and criminals betrayed through evidence provided by insects, beer bottles, and other seemingly meaningless objects
The Learning Channel, http://tlc.discovery.com/ “Without Warning: Bridge Collapse” – In 1995, the old Songsu Bridge in Seoul, Korea collapsed. News reports show the gaping hole in the popular commuter bridge and the death and destruction below.
The Arts and Entertainment Channel, http://www.aetv.com/ “Greatest Blunders of the 20th Century” –The 20th Century witnessed a long parade of stunning achievements from the popularization of the automobile to the landing on the moon. But there is a flipside to these stories, for the path to progress has not always been smooth.



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