Building Disasters Leading to Imminent Death (Well Maybe) a.k.a. War Stories and Lessons Learned
Everybody makes mistakes, without them we miss an opportunity for improvement. It is when this is realized that we can take the full benefit of learning from our building mistakes, unless of course it is a fatal mistake, and then at least others can benefit from it. From hillside slippage to roof failures to entire building collapses, we will explore those mistakes that make us great.
1. Understand select building issues and define, classify, and assign responsibility for disasters.
2. Develop a process for construction documentation to manage risk in relation to a potential building catastrophe.
3. Develop and understand strategies for disaster prevention, discovery, and resolution.
4. Identify and understand the consequences of poor design, planning, construction, and lack of oversight through a series of case studies.