Failures and Problems with Lift-Slab Construction

by Rubin M. Zallen,
David B. Peraza,



Part of: Engineering Considerations for Lift-Slab Construction

Abstract:

This chapter provides an overview of failures and problems with lift-slab construction. Topics include jack systems with inadequate take-up devices; the Canadian wedge connection; Serra High School roof; Pigeonhole parking garage; and collapse of L'Ambiance Plaza.



Subject Headings: Parking facilities | Roof failures | Structural failures | Failure analysis | Slabs | Concrete construction | Wedges | Connections (structural)

 

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