August 23, 2019
Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP
President, Chen Moore and Associates
Looking ahead: When you get a minute next week, find three paperclips. Individually, bend open the end piece and then bend it back in place. Do that over and over again, counting the number of bends until it breaks. You’ll find that the numbers differ. If you did ten paperclips, that difference would vary more greatly. The difference is a result of slightly different strength used each time, slightly different metal in each paperclip and a number of other factors. That’s exactly the same thing that our infrastructure experiences. Instead of complaining when it fails, we need to fund proper maintenance.