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Column Failure for multi storied building at Kochi

 
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Abhilash_R
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:23 pm    Post subject: Column Failure for multi storied building at Kochi Reply with quote

Column at basement floor of a multi-storied apartment building  had failed yesterday night(09/09/2020). Cause of failure is unknown. Occupants of the apartment and neighboring apartments claim that they heard a big sound and presumed it was an earthquake. The structure is 10 storied. Experts please comment on the cause of failure.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:10 am    Post subject: Evacuate Buildng and then hire a Frsensic Engineer ( Failure Invstigation ). Reply with quote

Er. Abhilash ,

Your attached photo's of this column failure are very  scary . First EVACUATE  THE  BUILDING  AS SOON  AS YOU CAN.  There should be no occupants in this building until building is repaired to the satisfaction of Engineers  . This is  a PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUE . After that hire or talk to a FORENSIC  ENGINEERING  CONSULTANT  who can investigate what are the causes of this failure.  Failure Investigation is a Structural Engineering speciality and not many of us even with many years of Structural Engineering experience can do a proper failure inestigation .

That failure investigation has to stand ( be good enough ) in a court of law if there is a law suit in this case .


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Vasudeo Pandya P.E.
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