The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 86 (2008) > Issues > Issue 14 > Coping with natural and man-made disasters - Jo G. da Silva
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Coping with natural and man-made disasters - Jo G. da Silva

In the past 100 years engineers have contributed to mankind's management of disasters by keeping nature at bay with major infrastructure interventions, and by learning from previous events so as to be able to better design structures for appropriate levels of safety.