Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Why buildings collapse

Buildings in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, a bridge, a mall in South Africa, and a church building in Nigeria have collapsed. Building Investigators attribute these failures to:
  • Inadequate foundations
  • Poor and counterfeit building materials 
  • Workers making mistakes and a lack of supervision
  • Excessive loading 
  • Non-compliance with building regulations and a lack of controls

They suggest that often corners are cut during construction to maximise profit and that corruption is usually the reason that standards are not adhered to and proper checks are not carried out.

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