foundation failure

differential settlement

Relative movement of different parts of a structure caused by uneven sinking of the structure.
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According to the literature [1], foundation failure on the Coal Line were observed during 1994~1995 on the Vryheid-Richard Bay section, approximately 20 years after its initial construction.
Foundation failure is a significant (and costly) problem in its own right.
It could be a bad design, or a faulty construction, or foundation failure, or unexpected loads/ failure modes and a combination of causes.
To prevent thawing of the permafrost and subsequent foundation failure, the building is completely isolated from the soil by an open air space of four feet or more.
Common causes of failure include excessive vacuum, excessive internal pressure, foundation failure, brittle fracture, corrosion, change of service, and defects introduced by repairs and alterations.
LePatner, founder of the New York-based law firm LePatner & Associates LLP, is the author of Too Big to Fall: America's Failing Infrastructure and the Way Forward and Broken Buildings, Busted Budgets: How to Fix America's Trillion-Dollar Construction Industry, as well as the coauthor of Structural and Foundation Failures.
LePatner--co-author of Structural & Foundation Failures (McGraw Hill, 1982) and author of Broken Buildings, Busted Budgets: How to Fix America's Trillion-Dollar Construction Industry (University of Chicago Press; www.
Items featured in the document include an acceptable-risk approach to progressive collapse, a review of design methods used to enhance a building's resistance to progressive collapse, a look at progressive-collapse provisions in building standards around the world, and case studies of progressive-collapse events triggered by abnormal loading (where building integrity is compromised by unexpected hazards from explosions, aircraft or vehicle impacts, foundation failures, construction errors, etc.
According to the Corps report, four of the levee breaks, which caused two-thirds of the flooding, were the result of foundation failures.
Whereas, soil erosion and foundation failures for most single to two-story buildings close to shorelines were due to high tsunami wave force.
Shortsightedness is what he blames many foundation failures on: As long as the mission of your foundation is self-serving, people aren't going to flock to your door.
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