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"Engineering: Scientific Status," in Modern Scientific Evidence, 2002, vol. 3, part 3, pp. 14-54.
"The Origins, Founding, and Early Years of the American Society of Civil Engineers: A Case Study in Successful Failure Analysis," in American Civil Engineering History: The Pioneering Years, B. G. Dennis, Jr., et al., editors, Proceedings of the Fourth National Congress on Civil Engineering History and Heritage, ASCE Annual Meeting, November 2-6, 2002, pp. 57-66.
The Importance of Engineering History," International Engineering History and Heritage: Improving Bridges to ASCE's 150th Anniversary, Jerry R. Rogers and Augustine J. Fredrich, editors. History Congress proceedings, American Society of Civil Engineers, Houston, Texas, October 2001, pp. 1-7.
"Reference Guide on Engineering Practice and Methods," in Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence, 2nd edition, Washington, D.C.: Federal Judicial Center, 2000. pp. 577-624.
"The Britannia Tubular Bridge: A Paradigm of Failure-Driven Design," reprinted in Structural and Civil Engineering Design, William Addis, ed. Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 1999, pp. 313-24.
"Infrastructure," American Scientist, September-October 2009, pp. 370-74.
"Bridging the Gap," New York Times Magazine, June 14, 2009, pp. 11-12.
"Want to Engineer Real Change? Don't Ask a Scientist," Washington Post, Outlook Section, January 25, 2009, p. B4.
"Calder as Artist-Engineer: Vectors, Velocities," in Alexander Calder: The Paris Years, 1926-1933, ed. Joan Simon and Brigitte Leal (New York, Paris, and New Haven: Whitney Museum of American Art, Centre Pompidou, and Yale University Press, 2008), pp. 178-83.
"The Importance of Civil Engineering History," Proceedings, International Civil Engineering History Symposium, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Toronto, June 2-4, 2005, pp. 3-8.
"The Evolution of Useful Things: Success through Failure," Proceedings of the Design History Society Conference on Design and Evolution, Delft, The Netherlands, August 3-September 2, 2006. In CD format.
"An American Perspective on Telford," The 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Thomas Telford: Collected Papers from a Commemorative Conference Held on 2 July 2007, Royal Society of Edinburgh, pp. 44-46.
"Foot in Mouth: The Toothpick's Surprising Debt to the Shoe," Huntington Frontiers, Spring/Summer 2007, pp. 22-24.
"What's in a Nametag?" American Scientist, July-August 2007, pp. 304-08.
"The Paradox of Failure," Los Angeles Times, August 4, 2007, p. A17.
"Success and Failure: Two Faces of Design," The Bent of Tau Beta Pi, Fall 2007, pp. 27-30.
"Picky, Picky, Picky," Los Angeles Times, October 30, 2007, p. A23.
"The Glorious Toothpick," The American, November/December 2007, pp. 76-80.
Awards and honors
John P. McGovern Award in Science, Cosmos Club Foundation (2014)
Barnett-Uzgiris Product Safety Design Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2012)
G. Brooks Earnest Lecture Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, Cleveland Section (2012)
Honorary Doctor of Engineering degree, Missouri University of Science & Technology (2011)
Norman Augustine Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Communications, American Association of Engineering Societies (2009)
Honorary Member, Association of Polish-American Engineers, Polonia Technica (2008)
Charles S. Barrett Silver Medal, American Society for Materials International, Rocky Mountain Chapter (2008)
Member, American Philosophical Society (2006; inducted 2008)
Distinguished Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (2008)
Pratt School of Engineering Alumni Council Distinguished Service Award (2007)