(PRWEB) November 09, 2015
C. J. Roner, a science writer, has completed his new book “Structure of Sand”: a gripping and potent elucidation of the cost-cutting mentality inherent to the present world of engineering and infrastructure.
When asked to describe the book, Roner stated “An exposé of the inner workings and machinations of big business and the construction industry it depends on from an insider view. The characters range from grizzled plumbers in basement mechanical rooms to the top executives in corner offices, the story underlining the disparity and unfairness involved in the industry.”
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, C. J. Roner’s poignant tale illustrates the many unethical practices that have been born out of capitalistic mindset and forced upon the infrastructure that society relies on. This brilliant work brings to light the modern dystopia of engineering.
As an engineer in San Francisco, Ron Jenkins hires on at a renegade firm to earn money for his country escape. The effort takes him beyond brightly lit office buildings into deadly hospital basements and radioactive rooftops of US big business. The cardinal rule for good engineering design is similar to a doctor’s oath and duty: cause no harm via errors and omissions. Sadly this wise paradigm is rarely underscored in engineering ethics. So entering the workforce, young engineers are easily co-opted by Pollyanna superiors, who risk borderline design because it boosts profits. Newly arrived at their seat of power, top executives radiate brash confidence as safety concerns evaporate and excuses proliferate.
Thrown into such chaos, Ron must balance the demands from his boss for quick and cheap design, against the immutable laws of physics, the picky restraints of local building codes, and ridged national union strictures. As a third generation engineer Ron knows technological rip-offs and low-ball construction as well as anyone and delves into the deceits. ‘Structure of Sand’ weaves this hidden board room tech reality into the domain of ordinary citizens, framing topics such as equality, global warming and terrorism from an engineering perspective. It is a cautionary tale of possible catastrophic failures or great achievements, filed with exciting twists of love, drama and thrill.
“Structure of Sand” opens the door to shady corporate board rooms and sleazy engineering executives as they connive for fame and fortune. These are the hidden realms where risk assessment decisions are anonymously made that determine how we live and dangers we face. While national safety hazard strictures are supposed to be wisely enforced by knowledgeable government servants, much of what passes for skilled construction management, are efforts to avoid rules and regulations. And strangely enough, simple remedies are available, fended off by corporate lawyers and promotional campaigns. Here is a hopeful tale on how to begin repair on this complex economic sector that encourages fraudulent work via short-cut strategies and vague regulations.
Readers who wish to experience this gripping work can purchase “Structure of Sand” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.
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