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Russell W. Faust, PE
Failure is inevitable. Whatever you design will fail someday. Will it be sooner, or will it be later and come in the form of an honorable retirement after a long and useful life? Will it be sudden or gradual? Catastrophic or evolutionary?
As Architects, Engineers or Designers we strive to design for the longest practical life of our structures, systems, devices or processes. But, we cannot foresee all of the conditions against which our designs may be tested.
The failures of the past, many of which are described in this course, serve as lessons for the future. Here you will find some of the author's thoughts on design blunders as well as the ideas of many others. They are presented in the hope that they suggest some general principles of design, which you will find useful in your work. No design professional is immune from committing blunders but, perhaps, we can reduce their likelihood by thoughtful application of those principles.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
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