The Beams Are Too Bouncy?

June 29, 2008
Publication: Structure Magazine p 66-67
Author(s): James Parker

Abstract: If you practice structural engineering long enough, you will likely find your firm embroiled in a situation of controversy sooner or later. You may even be blamed as causing the problem. Our experience suggests when this happens, it's best to: 1) objectively evaluate what happened and your role; 2) get involved with finding the solutions; and 3) follow-through to close out the project. The following story describes one situation where these steps proved to be a reasonable course of action.