A systematic overview of more than 400 failures evaluated according to the time of their occurence in the life cycle of the bridge and the primary cause of the collapse. Including a catalogue of rules to help prevent errors in design, planning and erection.
About the author
Univ. Prof. Dr.-Ing. E. h. Joachim Scheer taught Steel Construction at the Technical University of Braunschweig (Germany). He has investigated and written expert reports on numerous cases of structural failure and has frequently served as a coordinator of committees working on German technical standards. This book is based on over thirty years of teaching, research and consultancy.