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Many mistakes that can come from civil engineering but there can also be many beauties too. Henry Petroski, a civil engineering professor at Duke University, describes these many risks and sometimes benefits that is involved with civil engineering. He used examples such as the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and the Crystal palace to connect the studies of engineering to the events of big projects. He also examines many other accidents including fatal ones like the Norwegian floatel for oil-rig crews that sank in a North Sea gale, the Hyatt Regency Hotel that collapsed and the Havilland Comet. Each chapter, Petroski describes a different factor that goes into civil engineering. For example, he begins the by describing how engineering failure is measured, then in chapter 2 he describes how the engineering process is similar to growing u. One topic that Petroski does continue with is the failure that is almost inevitable. He quotes in chapter 13 “if an inspired design relies on
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