All civil engineers probably have heard about the term stability of structures. However, very few understands what exactly it is. There are various points on stability of buildings that one need to be aware of. Most civil and structural engineers focus on strength of the building. They spend time in ensuring the load calculations are all correct and the analysis using ETABS and Staad Pro is all fine and then focus on detailing and produce the drawings and finish off the building project. Most structural consulting offices do this. Hardly structural engineers give due thought about stability.