The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 75 (1997) > Issues > Issue 11 > Problem Building Structures and Public Safety: the Case of Hong Kong
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Problem Building Structures and Public Safety: the Case of Hong Kong

Within a land area of about 11OOkm², the population of Hong Kong has increased to more than 6M. Land is scarce and land prices are high; consequentially the vast majority of the population is accommodated in multistorey buildings. Most of these were completed at high speed under the pressure of strong demand and subsequently exposed to severe atmospheric attack. The problems of these buildings can be discussed under separate headings, i.e. public housing, constructed by Government funds, and those provided by the private sector. J.K.W. Chan and D.A. Morris

Author(s): Chan, J K W;Morris, D A

Keywords: case studies;buildings;safety;hong kong;responsibilities;failures;defects;canopies;aberdeen, hong kong island;appraising;law;recommendations