A letter was published in NCE last week headed Codes of conduct. It was not about codes of conduct but concerned the disgraceful collapse of a structure in Poland with the loss of 66 lives.
There have been several collapses under similar circumstances in Germany and Poland and the reasons seem unclear. To my surprise the letter proposed a new theory suggesting that the design was copied from a plan originated in Spain, as Polish designers were too expensive. Having realised that the structure was faulty the administrators did not fix it and 16 years later collapsed.
Is the letter blaming Spanish engineering for the collapse?
How can anybody believe that at a certain level the plans from another country were copied changing a few details?
This theory is simply absurd and the subliminal message linking Spain to the disgrace is somehow sick.
Luis Rey, (M), Luis.rey@mottmac. com