Why Buildings Fail Part 1: Forces & Destructive Agents

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CE Info: 2.25 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 one of a six-part series that investigates the sources of building failure. Each part can be taken as an individual course. In 2022, this material was reviewed and updated to remain timely but was not extensively rewritten.

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