Last edited 13 Sep 2021

Engineering hoaxes


In this lift in the Marriott Hotel in Guam, there is no button for the 13th floor.

This article presents a list of construction industry traditions, superstitions, pseudoscience, obsolete scientific theories and supernatural occurrences associated with engineering.

Some of the concepts have been superseded by modern research. Others have been discredited based on further investigation, lack of repeatable scientific evidence or inability to provide logical proof. Despite this, some of these methods continue to be used by practitioners who believe in their effectiveness or embrace their theories.

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--Heidi Schwartz

Designing Buildings Anywhere

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