Unformatted text preview: should not have omitted the preliminary documentation that detailed the specifics of the construction. The preliminary documentation noted that the rod strength was to be 413 Mpa; however, because this documentation was not included, the construction crew used rods designed for a strength of 248 Mpa. The engineer and the contractor did not act ethically when they did not contact the owner of hotel to notify him of the changes. Additionally, the hotel owner should have been notified that the rods used in the construction where not the rods that were originally approved. It is clear that gross structural negligence was a primary cause of this devastation. It is also important to note that technical writing played a significant role in the collapse. In the future to avoid problems such as this, more attention should be paid to the ethics of technical writing....
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- Spring '08
- Hyatt Regency walkway collapse, Kansas City, Missouri, Kansas City Hyatt, CITY HYATT REGENCY