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Why Buildings Fail Part I: Forces and Destructive Agents: Natural and Human-Caused Hazards

Format: CE Course
CE Info: 1.50 HSW LU
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Even the most successful individuals keep in mind that failure is a possibility. To properly anticipate failure, the architect must be aware of the many potential sources of errors. Presented here are explanations of how environmental and human-caused forces and agents can cause building failure, along with design and construction recommendations to prevent such failures. This course is part of a six-part series that investigates the sources of building failure. Each section can be taken as an individual course.

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