It is a difficult task to express “the” engineer’s view to the above mentioned paper. The problem is: which engineer is supposed to give a view? I know many civil engineers who would qualify papers of this type simply as “not understandable,” as “scientific humbug,” or as “not relevant for the every day design work.” I think that only a small group of engineers would recognize the relevance of ... [Show full abstract] this type of studies and understand the link between the mathematical work on the one side and a good and justified practical design on the other. Even of that group only a small number would be able to understand the paper in detail. However, being in that subset, it is a pleasure to read the paper. It has been well written and it summarises in a condensed but clear way a great part of the necessary theoretical reliability background.