Xhulja Ponari_CaseStudy#2

Xhulja Ponari

Arch 4861 Professional Practice

Prof. Mishara

Case study #2 Clemson floor collapse

If I was investing the cause of collapse, the information that I would need is:

  •   The legal capacity of the room
  • Structure research (Did it change after the construction?)
  • The initial function/purpose of the room
  • Construction documents (DOB)

The main responsibility would be the owner’s because he is in charge of room instructions, such as occupancy limit/ the occupant load. Also, he allowed the change of room function (from meeting to party), which concluded in floor collapse.

In case of a structural failure, the building team (architect; structural engineer) would take the responsibility.

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