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The collapse of Space building

Author
Caicedo, B.; Alonso, E.; Mendoza, C.; Alcoverro, J.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Géotechnique
Date of publication
2019-03
Volume
69
Number
3
First page
260
Last page
273
DOI
10.1680/jgeot.17.P.265
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/130222 Open in new window
URL
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgeot.17.P.265 Open in new window
Abstract
On 12 October 2013, the 24-storey high ‘Space’ building collapsed in Medellín, Colombia. The building had a reinforced concrete structure founded on large-diameter piles with enlarged bases. During and after construction the building exhibited structural problems and excessive settlements of some piles. Because of the evidence of structural damage, the building was evacuated on 11 October 2013, 1 day before the collapse. Isolated large-diameter piles excavated in a firm, high-plasticity sap...
Citation
Caicedo, B. [et al.]. The collapse of Space building. "Géotechnique", Març 2019, vol. 69, núm. 3, p. 260-273.
Keywords
Case study, building collapse, deep foundation, finite element modelling, soil characterization
Group of research
MSR - Soil and Rock Mechanics

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