Construction Failure

I picked up Construction Failure a few years ago after a quake up here and have read it off and on for months. This is a textbook so don’t expect an enthralling story. But a great summary of failure cases in a whole variety of structures — bridges, dams, office buildings, arenas, wood structures, concrete structures, etc. In hindsight all the failures seem obvious; too bad we can’t harness hindsight as a design practice.