Structural Strength and Safety-The Profession at a Crossroad

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Title: Structural Strength and Safety-The Profession at a Crossroad

Author(s): Walter P. Moore, Jr.

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 6

Issue: 10

Appears on pages(s): 42-45

Keywords: architects; construction; contractors; detail-ing; drafting (drawing); failure; safety; structural design; structural engineering.

Date: 10/1/1984

Abstract:
This keynote address to the general session of the 1984 ACI Annual Convention in Phoenix, Ariz., presents the author’s views on the reasons for the recent structural failures involving major structures and some sug-gestions for reducing the incidence of future failures. While the construction industry has changed significantly over the last few decades, the author states that the change in attitude may be the most significant.*