Top 10 Biggest Design Errors Engineers & Architects Made

  • Published on Apr 17, 2017
  • Designing things is hard. You must go to school for years doing un-fun things like math and physics to become qualified to build most things professionally. And because humans are humans and not calculators, mistakes are bound to occur. In this video I’ll show you 10 bizarre and noteworthy examples of these human errors.
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  • - Scoopy -
    - Scoopy - Month ago

    26.165 / 26.167 WTF

    PABLO ARVELO Month ago

    Actually, math and physics was FUN!!!

  • PsychoHobbit1
    PsychoHobbit1 Month ago

    The most easily avoided mistake was yours when you used a clip showing the scale at 90 pounds when mentioning obesity.

  • Gamer2000
    Gamer2000 Month ago

    I just noticed that likes and dislikes are the same number :D so no matter what I pick no difference well I will go to the dislike then somebody put a like now

  • LivingInVancouverBC

    You got the story of the CitiBank building wrong in many ways.

  • AussieBlokeGordo
    AussieBlokeGordo Month ago

    WOW a lot of buthurt engineers in the comments, the guy doing the video never claimed to be an engineer he's simply pointing out bad examples of where engineering went wrong.
    None of the examples are lies, I don't need to know the math behind the fuck up to know it's a fuck up. The fact that the thing broke tells me it's a shit design

  • Nathan Bracalente
    Nathan Bracalente Month ago

    I can tell you're not an engineer

  • Pickleman
    Pickleman Month ago

    ive never seen one of these top ten videos get literally every fact wrong, congrats

  • steven yau
    steven yau Month ago

    if you are going to make a video about engineering at least get your facts straight instead of making stuff up

  • hujo1135
    hujo1135 Month ago

    In Sweden there is a mall witch has leaning walls by the entrences. That results in snow pilling up on top of it and then falling down when it gets to heavy. So they have to close parts of the entrences in the winter so that people dont get injured.

  • C Rock
    C Rock Month ago

    Math is fun

  • Jane Merry
    Jane Merry Month ago

    What is this "No Holes" theory? It's a BRIDGE. Aka A flat linear road crossing over a valley in this instance. It's being held up by a bunch of suspension cables connected to some towers and has some arch's underneath.
    I'd say its pretty average as far as bridge technology is concerned. It's a road with a big sky over it and a bunch of empty open space beneath it.
    The towers have 'holes' in them, their is a lot of space aka 'holes' in betwixt the cables, its got a big giant gaping hole underneath it (Otherwise this damn bridge would be a fuckin dam) and the supporting structures underneath it even has holes when'st permitted.
    Can you or someone else please provide some examples of a hole bridge? I'm starting to think that you spent more time working on analogies than you did research. Don't get me wrong that cooked/uncooked noodle analogy really painted a perfect picture for me. I felt like I was there with you. On that bridge as it was going down. Flicking uncooked spaghetti.
    But I'm actually really curious. Where are these holes supposed to go? Obviously not in the road... Right? Your grand canyon dental floss analogy about the aircraft carrier's comes to mind... Maybe we fill the bridge with holes and then surround the holes with barriers so cars can't fall in them?
    ...Barriers with holes in them obviously. Fool me once... If you catch my drift.
    That isn't very efficient though. Maybe we have blimps that can carry cars across the valley instead?
    Wait. They might blow away.
    No wait I've got it! We get blimps to carry the cars across and put holes in the blimps and the cars so they don't blow away!
    After watching this video the only hole I want to think about is the black hole that's going to erase this video from existence.

  • Robert Folkner
    Robert Folkner Month ago

    Aircraft Carriers: they were a new idea and hadn’t seen much design work. The angled deck was a new concept.

  • Mike Gordon
    Mike Gordon Month ago

    I would agree with many comments here. Don't publish anything until you do your research on it.

  • Jefferson Torres
    Jefferson Torres Month ago

    come on

  • Billy Severt
    Billy Severt Month ago

    #1 - you, someone who obviously isn't an engineer, designer, etc. making assumptions about engineering and design...

  • Matthew Cioffi
    Matthew Cioffi Month ago

    Why does this video have so many dislikes?

  • Alex Pun
    Alex Pun Month ago

    The Hyatt bridge fell because the entire weight was resting on one BOLT, not one rod

  • Christopher Baker
    Christopher Baker Month ago

    WRONG!!!!! The Dehavelin Comet was not a design error in the windows it was the addition of a transponder in the fuselage on the top of the plane just aft of the cockpit.

  • WaiSay
    WaiSay Month ago

    No titanic?

  • Connther
    Connther Month ago

    In this video it’s more like BE DISAPPOINTED

  • Stanley Banks
    Stanley Banks Month ago

    What bots gave you the information?

  • GreenAppelPie
    GreenAppelPie Month ago

    The worst mistake here is you trying to explain anything scientific.

  • Cammandoookhan Skyblue Captain Junior

    5:04 don't talk like a....hole

  • vonshtoyven
    vonshtoyven Month ago

    you forgot to add 20 more fucking commercials

  • Vine God
    Vine God Month ago

    Lmao wtf is with the dislikes 😂

  • dcb1138
    dcb1138 Month ago +1

    What broke the TACOMA NARROWS bridge was HARMONIC FREQUENCY not that it was "stiff". Whomever wrote this video doesn't know a thing about physics...DISLIKE

  • derflop
    derflop Month ago

    Well at least now I know why Apple patented round corners

  • アデックス Adetex

    0:14 me when im last in mario kart

  • Quantum Crab
    Quantum Crab Month ago +1

    This level of research is kinda like putting a question into google and writing down the information that appears in that little box.

  • buru kenge
    buru kenge Month ago

    should have checked the dislikes b4 seeing this vid

  • Marcus Rotkirch
    Marcus Rotkirch Month ago

    Never encountered this many factual and conceptual errors in the first minute of a half in any video before.... Fuck off.

  • Rpe Kneefel
    Rpe Kneefel Month ago +1

    What a bunch of inaccurate assumptions are made by this video maker SIGH

  • Ted Mankowski
    Ted Mankowski Month ago

    Please pull this inept and misleading video off the internet. Repost it after you get a degree in a engineering or give it to an engineer to fix it. All this does is propagate confusion. Hopefully your voting skills are better than your analytical skills, but unlikely.

  • Siward Beorn
    Siward Beorn Month ago


  • scfog90
    scfog90 Month ago +1

    Tacoma Narrows bridge is the wrong explanation...
    The bridge WAS alowed to move, but there`s a thing which is called "natural frequency".
    That allowed the wind to catch the bridge in its natural frequency and it began to swing and since the own frequency doubled the natural frequency, it got out of hand.
    The bridge collapsed due to overstress in the swinging process, but not because it was too stiff...

  • Not Nice
    Not Nice Month ago

    i believe you.

  • TheRealUnconnected
    TheRealUnconnected Month ago +1

    Uploader is the dumbest cunt in history and should kill himself

  • Brian O'Connell
    Brian O'Connell Month ago

    I remember when the Citicorp (that's the actual name at the time) building was racking up huge expenses reinforcing the frame, and yet they still had people taking bets of whether or not it'd survive when Hurricane Gloria passed through.

  • Scott Ross
    Scott Ross Month ago +1

    After that punch to the back, I really for a moment wanted Atlas to turn on bearded cardigan guy.

  • skinny legend
    skinny legend Month ago

    9:31 was that really necessary?! On top of all the inaccuracies and the fact that you clearly don’t have a high school degree! Don’t waste 10 minutes of your to watch this or any if their videos they’re all the same..

  • UKMonkey
    UKMonkey Month ago

    #9 is completely wrong - the wind wasn't that strong, and its strength was completely unrelated to the bridge falling. It's called resonance - and something that they weren't aware of. Nothing to do with noodles.

  • Ishaant
    Ishaant Month ago

    Looks like Precision & accuracy doesn't seems to work well with Civil engineering as much it with electronics (read nanotechnology) but I hope this Video is not well documented .

  • Arty Ivanenko
    Arty Ivanenko Month ago

    A lot of the facts in this video are completely inaccurate.

  • Shitpost - o - Matic

    Same number of likes and dislikes

  • Athrun000
    Athrun000 Month ago

    In engineering we know that flexing is better than a rigid bridge.
    The problem is that people don't like walking on a bridge that will flex

  • Daniel Powell
    Daniel Powell Month ago

    So many examples in this video are wrong. I can't finish it. Please delete it from TVclip thanks

  • Aaron A
    Aaron A Month ago

    No you don't

  • Joseph Longo
    Joseph Longo Month ago

    0:04 MATH

  • seneca983
    seneca983 Month ago

    The explanations in the first half are awful.

  • zer0prototype
    zer0prototype Month ago

    wow i get to comment on how wrong this is. That Japanese airport was built on sand because they had nowhere else to build it. and while it is sinking they have measures in place to deal with it. Still not a great idea but definitely not as messed up at this guy makes it seem.

  • Baard Christian Nordvik

    Watch 1:14. I find it hard to believe that airplanes getting ready for takeoff were placed at the end of the runway. Pilots always try to land into the wind - as do planes that take off (same direction).
    I would like to see some reliable sources regarding this statement of yours...

  • Sir Statistic
    Sir Statistic Month ago +2

    biggest design mistake ever is not putting a brrt brrt on everything

  • Matt Horwich
    Matt Horwich Month ago

    Well can someone make a video of the correct mistakes that were made that we can learn from?

  • Mort OOPz
    Mort OOPz Month ago

    Humm, yeah.... More research in order here, two of the first three are at very least 'misleading'.... at which point I stopped watching.

  • Andy Lake
    Andy Lake Month ago

    I only got as far as 4, and they were all completely wrong.Terrible video - avoid it.

  • Robert Diffenderfer

    I saw the thumbnail and immediately knew this was going to be bad.

  • Justin Y.
    Justin Y. Month ago

    Design Flaw

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  • Peter Riis
    Peter Riis Month ago

    Hyatt Regency: WRONG explanation >> Not trusting the rest.

  • Hanro50
    Hanro50 Month ago

    Its kinda wrong. There was 2 design f*ckups. Not just one. The other being the beam shape as it was a [] shape rather then the much stronger double T shape.

  • Elliotawsome652 Rblx

    Ha ha ha “You can buy one for ONLY 30,000 DOLLARS 💵

  • mscooman
    mscooman Month ago

    I'm disliking this video cuz I don't know

  • Orion D. Hunter
    Orion D. Hunter Month ago

    I went to Hyatt regency and it was fine

  • Marcevo the starter

    Noice boii same numbers of likes and dislikes!

  • Andrew Manson
    Andrew Manson Month ago

    Number 9 was not caused by a lack of holes. It was because the road structure was far too narrow for the span, as many engineering documentaries will tell you, and thus, since bridges are designed to be flexible to account for heavy winds, the structure ended up being TOO flexible and thus collapsed. It's a thing called "Resonance". Once it got going, it got going and built up tenfold until the structure could no longer take the strain and collapsed.
    Number 10 is completely false. Angled Flight Decks were not even considered until jet aircraft started filling the decks of aircraft carriers in the 50s and 60s, due to the necessity of installing catapults to ensure these heavier planes made it into the air.
    Number 7: The whole "square windows" and the De Haviland Comet disasters was due to a lack of understanding on metal fatigue and the consequences on pressurized aircraft at altitude, rather than any particular design flaw.
    Number 6: The flaws in the logic on this one are pretty obvious, and already pointed out.
    In all, the information in this video is seriously flawed, and the video is in need of total redesign

  • Nukedk
    Nukedk Month ago

    I'm Bloody Amazed that a channel with a video this wrong, can have this many subs...

  • tingstrap
    tingstrap Month ago

    The bridge/spaghetti analogy doesn't make sense?!?! When you cook a "spaghetti Noodle" it doesn't put holes in it.
    Are you saying that if they had boiled the bridge in water for 10 minuets it wouldn't have collapsed?
    (Not to mention the fact that the bridge collapsed due to it having the same resonant frequency as the wind)
    (or the fact that the bridge swayed and twisted around like a piece of spaghetti before it collapsed(because it was SOOOO solid)

    21 Seeconds

  • JohnJaggerJack
    JohnJaggerJack Month ago

    that intro is so cringy...

  • David Alesanco
    David Alesanco Month ago

    For the spanish submarine there was build a harbour. With the redesign it won't fit anymore... They need a new harbour too! Lol!

  • tingstrap
    tingstrap Month ago

    What the F is a "Spaghetti Noodle"

    NEW NEW NWO 4-LIFE Month ago

    Well done for the fat joke. I'm sick of the excuses too

  • Shaddosa
    Shaddosa Month ago

    I feel like you gave the Kansai Airport a bad rap, it is an engineering marvel

  • Justin
    Justin Month ago

    you said the Lotus complex was going to be made of 11 buildings but then show a model with at least 19...

  • Kristofferson 13
    Kristofferson 13 Month ago

    Mate, just squeeze a cooked spaghetti noodle, it’ll be squashed.

  • Pfandflasche
    Pfandflasche Month ago

    I stopped after number 10. Did you ever looked deeper into how aircraft carrier worked and still work?

  • Ruthvik Sankar
    Ruthvik Sankar Month ago

    Can't believe he said physics is boring.

  • HermanLoud
    HermanLoud Month ago

    Add windows 10

  • 30twodor
    30twodor Month ago

    The number one flaw? Me being dumb enough to watch even the first minute and a half. Where do you people get your information? Or do you just make crap up? Typical of so much on TVclip and the Internet in general today. BS and more BS.

  • moose55105
    moose55105 Month ago

    Those fucking Spanish sub designers what a joke

  • TMS
    TMS Month ago

    The “design flaw” about the aircraft carrier is dumb, study some history jeez

  • Jacob Dam
    Jacob Dam Month ago

    #2 is the stupidest eror ever

  • Rob Duijnisveld
    Rob Duijnisveld Month ago

    The explanations in this video are as bad as the engineering

  • goguhu
    goguhu Month ago

    #7 - I think you are wrong here ... the reason it gave away was resonance, certain wind speed made the bridge resonate (aeroelastic flutter) and hence it's 'tone' got higher and higher till it collapsed ... nothing to do with spaghetti / noodles.

  • Enola Gay
    Enola Gay Month ago

    In #6, you compare using a bolt as the same as using duct tape... however, it's not even close. It's strange how an Englishman has very limited use of the English language.

  • Kieran H
    Kieran H Month ago

    This is the first video I've ever disliked in my many years of using youtube. Congratulations on being an insult to engineering. The only thing that amazes me about this channel, is your inability to create a factual video with actual facts

  • Cliffjumper24
    Cliffjumper24 Month ago

    So many bits wrong in this video.
    #10: Aircraft carrier runways:
    The speed of early aircraft was slow enough that they needed less space to land, but as jets came along, they needed more space to land because of their higher speeds.
    Aircraft would either be lauched, or recovered, not both at the same time... however an angled deck could allow both the happen at the same time making them more efficient.
    #9 Tecoma Narrows bridge:
    The collapse wasn't because it was solid (if it was solid, it wouldn't have been able to flex in the way it did before collapse.
    It collapsed due to resonance caused by the bridge moving but the resonance frequency growing to the point the bridge structure couldn't withstand.
    This phenomena wasn't known when it was built.
    #7: DeHaviland Comet's square windows.
    Although it's true that a squared corner adds a greater level of stress, the're more than the simplistic description in this video.
    First, the Comet was the first jet airliner and few aircraft up to this time were either pressurised, or flew at high altitudes. This is why the unpressurised DC3 is still in service today, but generations of pressurised airliners have been scrapped because they've outlived their pressure cycle limit.
    Secondly, the Comet used punch riveted holes (which aren't as precise as drilled holes) and this added small fractures around the hole resulting in a crack that could grow from the stress.
    Every airliner crash brings lessons which may reveal phenomena that weren't known about and were unexpected, but there's a difference between a design blunder, and not anticipating something that wasn't known.
    #4 isn't an engineering blunder, nor an architectual one... it's a perfectly good functioning building... it's just not appropriate for baseball.
    I bet it would be fine for cricket or basketball, volleyball and hundreds of other sports!
    #2 also doesn't count as an engineering or architectual blunder... it was a site management blunder, which is significantly different.
    #1 A revolutionary new design takes a while to evolve.
    The Peral couldn't use petrol or diesel engines at this time because they weren't reliable, so electric motors were used powered by batteries.
    The displacement and air tanks were adequate and it was generally considered successful... which is pretty impressive since it was experimental technology.
    Ultimately, submarines didn't become properly viable until the turn of the 20th century, and in particular WW1.

  • j g
    j g Month ago

    Getting upset with Bozo. Brazil has engineers, so this error was corruption and cost cutting. Happens all over.

  • j g
    j g Month ago

    The skyscraper on stilts (many, many) or the ground is calculated. Welding or bolts is an engineering problem not a mistake, idiot.

  • j g
    j g Month ago

    The Comet "square" windows fractured due to stress caused by internal pressurization. You hunting lodge is safe, no port holes needed.

  • j g
    j g Month ago

    Hyatt Regency walkway rods didn't fail, supporting steel supports buckled. The whole thing was cheap, under engineered.

  • j g
    j g Month ago

    Tacoma Narrows, box girder construction wasn't "solid" but had aerodynamic flow, which created turbulence ans warping, then disintegration.

  • Edwin Hodges
    Edwin Hodges Month ago

    worst, most inaccurate video on TVclip. Don’t watch and give the guy any more money.

  • Bryan Rogers
    Bryan Rogers Month ago

    This guy brings up a sub design that was only a prototype while ignoring the fact that Chevy sold millions of cars with both metric and SAE nuts and bolts? SMH

  • The Damn Train
    The Damn Train Month ago

    The last one reminds me of pz8 maus

  • 415BurberryKid
    415BurberryKid Month ago

    Wow congrats u have as many dislikes as you have likes lol. Leave the engineering to the real engineers

  • Red Wyvern Emperor
    Red Wyvern Emperor Month ago +3

    There is slight catch with carrier runways though. Sure, I do not think it's the best design, but you must realize that most of them were built before war, when the catapult to launch planes was not a thing. Those planes needed much longer piece of runway to take off. So even though the 9 degree runway would exist, it wouldn't be of much use back then. In fact, in the end it would only add target area, thus making them easier to hit. As a matter of fact, that is still problem of those giant carriers. They are so huge you couldn't miss them even by accident.

    • Le Rippletoe
      Le Rippletoe Month ago

      Yeah but in modern times we've had naval and air superiority and not fought conventional wars; the things really still are sitting targets.

  • Mr Savage
    Mr Savage Month ago

    My dad fought in desert storm on air craft carrier

  • John Doe
    John Doe Month ago

    People please keep the balance of likes and dislikes in mind.. choose wisely!

  • Zachary Maneja
    Zachary Maneja Month ago

    When ur last minute doing a class presentation and try to wing the research.

  • Xtreme MX
    Xtreme MX Month ago

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