MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 284, 201929th International Conference on Structural Failures
|Number of page(s)||12|
|Section||Geotechnical Causes of Structural Failures|
|Published online||10 July 2019|
An Example of Failure of an Office Building in Upper Silesia
Building Research Institute, ul. Filtrowa 1, 00-611 Warsaw, Poland
The paper describes an example of a failure of an office building in Upper Silesia, Poland. Following a technical description of the building, the authors describe the damage to the building structure and damage development. The causes of damage of the building structure are assessed and discussed. The main cause is a long-term failure of the water supply system that resulted in deterioration in the foundation subsoil. The investigations also showed previously unidentified subsoil deformation left after old mining exploitation. The paper concludes with the discussion of the ongoing restoration of the technical efficiency of the building.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2019
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