What Constitutes Failure?
Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Failure types of interest in buildings and other structures include collapse during construction, collapse during occupancy, operational/serviceability failures, and lack of durability. This video reviews these common causes of failure of buildings and other structures.
Daniel R. Cook, P.E., S.E.
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
Daniel R. Cook, P.E., S.E., P.Eng.
- Associate principal in the Boston office of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
- Registered professional engineer in Massachusetts and others, structural engineer in Georgia and Illinois, and professional engineer in British Columbia
- Experienced in structural investigation, litigation support, condition assessment, repair and rehabilitation of existing structures, new structural design, construction engineering, and demolition planning
- Current governor and past president of ASCE’s Construction Institute, and past chair of CI’s Boston Chapter
- Adjunct professor on temporary structures at Wentworth Institute of Technology (2016-2018) and guest lecturer at Lehigh University
- M.S. degree in structural engineering; B.S. degree in civil engineering; B.A. degree in architecture, Lehigh University
- Can be contacted at [email protected] or 617-963-5407
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