in degree of difficulty
struc-tural failure investigation is second only to fire investigation as a consumer of the investigatorâs time and energy. Weâve covered a lot of ground in Chapters 6 (Struc-tural Investigation)
Chapter 34 (Loads and Stresses) and Chapter 35 (Structural Failure). We tried to start out with the simple stuff on the logic of structural inves-tigation. We tried to explain enough about loads and stresses to get you thinking about what kind of load or stress produced this mess. Finally
we gave you some examples of what these failures may look like.A final word. Nobody is an expert on all types of structural failure. Structural investigation is a synergetic activity. Surround yourself with as much help as you can find.