MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 284, 201929th International Conference on Structural Failures
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Section||Failures of Residental and Public Buildings|
|Published online||10 July 2019|
Design errors of the external lift shaft and their negative impact on the operation of the clinic building
1 Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Concrete Structures, G. Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233 Gdansk, Poland
2 Pracownia Projektowo – Inżynierska Tomasz Majewski, Osiedle Sierakowskich 9B/3, 82-400 Sztum, Poland
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Three-story external lift shaft was added to the gable wall of the existing clinic building. The shaft was designed as an independent static system, not connected to the building structure. After three years of operation, an increase in the width of the expansion joints between the building‘s top wall and the shaft at its entire height was found. The defects most likely can be addressed to subsidence of land accompanied by changes in the level of groundwater within the foundations of the building. In this paper, we proposed a solution to repair the defect and restore the proper technical condition allowing for its continued safe use.
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