Sometimes those failures are almost imperceptible as they build incrementally, and other times, they happen in a terrible, overwhelming instant.
Civil Engineering while made to avoid failure must also consider building the communities of tomorrow.
It also must balance sustainability with profits and design for future transport needs.
Progress is rarely ever a straight, ascending line. More often than not, accidents will happen in the pursuit of higher technology and practices.
Failure is something that engineers and scientists must be ready for and expect because it inspires many people to become better.