Averting disaster: How to save a collapsing building

Author: Chris Shaw

Date published

10 October 2022

Price
Free
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Averting disaster: How to save a collapsing building

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Chris Shaw

Date published

10 October 2022

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Chris Shaw

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A disaster is the last link in a chain of events. This online lecture used case studies to explain how to avoid disasters from happening and how to save a collapsing building.

This presentation used case studies to outline how a partial collapse of a building was saved from becoming a disaster.

The lecture showcased a forensic analysis of the events leading up to the partial collapse and showed how the first link in a chain of events for a building or aviation disaster can occur many years before the disaster actually happens.

Our expert presenter, who has dealt with damaged buildings since the 1970’s, described in detail an assessment of what to look for, and how a developing chain of events can be identified before it becomes a disaster.

Reasons to watch

  • Learn about the techniques used to save a collapsing building

  • See how to identify the links in a chain of events that could lead to a disaster

  • Learn about forensic analysis charts

Who should watch

The presentation is intended for structural engineers of all grades and those involved in the construction or built environment industry.

Speaker


Chris Shaw is a Fellow of The Institution of Structural Engineers, a Fellow of The Institution of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of The Institution of Engineering and Technology, and a Member of the Chartered Management Institute. He was a member of The Institution of Civil Engineers Structures Expert Panel until it was dissolved earlier this year, and is responsible for British Standard 7973.

Averting disaster: How to save a collapsing building

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