The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 61 (1983) > Issues > Issue 4 > The Responsibility of the Engineer to the Public
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The Responsibility of the Engineer to the Public

Background Defects arising in a building or other type of structure to which the public may have access, may put the public at risk in terms of injury or even death. These defects may be either inside the building or related to the exterior. In many cases the actual structure of the building may not be in question, but doubts may exist on the behaviour of non-loadbearing walls, suspended ceilings, claddings both internal and external, fixings and fasteners that may be carrying loads, and similar items incorporated in the building or structure. C.W. Pearson