The Road Taken

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1632863618
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Acclaimed engineer and historian Henry Petroski explores our core infrastructure from both historical and contemporary perspectives, explaining how essential their maintenance is to America's economic health.

Success Through Failure

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400889685
Size: 27.13 MB
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Success through Failure--which will fascinate anyone intrigued by design, including engineers, architects, and designers themselves--concludes by speculating on when we can expect the next major bridge failure to occur, and the kind of ...

Principles Of Public And Private Infrastructure Delivery

Author: John B. Miller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792372011
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America's historical infrastructure experience also confirms a variety of different
roles for the public and private sectors over the years. Depending on the situation
, the government's interest has fluctuated between "direct control" and "general
regulation." On other occasions, the government's focus has fluctuated between "
public" and "private" ownership. The strategy for deployment of new technologies
has fluctuated between "exclusive" and "non-exclusive" rights. These fluctuations
in ...