Seeking Better Peer Reviews After the FIU Bridge Collapse

San Francisco bay bridge

The need for a legal shield for peer review.

September 16, 2019
Engineering News-Record

On the surface, it seemed like an outrageous defensive move following a painful tragedy. Louis Berger Group has refused requests from the Dept. of Labor to hand over emails with FIGG Bridge Engineers about its peer review of the ill-fated Florida International University pedestrian bridge. The structure collapsed on March 15, 2018, killing six people and injuring several others.

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