And the Root Cause Is? (Time for a real root cause analysis.)
A building collapse is China is documented in these pictures and graphics…
(1) An underground garage was being dug on the south side, to a depth of 4.6 meters
(2) The excavated dirt was being piled up on the north side, to a height of 10 meters
(3) The building experienced uneven lateral pressure from south and north
(4) This resulted in a lateral pressure of 3,000 tones, which was greater than why the pilings could tolerate. Thus the building toppled over in the southerly direction.
First, the apartment building was constructed
Then the plan called for an underground garage to be dug out.
The excavated soil was piled up on the other side of the building.
Heavy rains resulted in water seeping into the ground.
The building began to tilt.
And thus came the eighth wonder of the world.
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I don’t know if this analysis is accurate or not. I’m not a soils or a building engineer, but it seems as if the soil should not be a support for a multi-story building.
Anyone have any comments???