Failures and Problems with Lift-Slab Construction

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by Rubin M. Zallen,
David B. Peraza,

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: Failure analysis | Slabs | Concrete construction | Parking facilities | Wedges | Connections (structural) | School (K-12) | Roofs |


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