Why Buildings Fail Part 5: Errors During the Construction Phase

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Failure is an always present possibility, especially when the potential for failure is not fully considered by design professionals. When there are substantial structural design flaws, a failure is quite likely during the construction phase, for this is the first physical test of the adequacy of the design. This course addresses the types of failures that can occur during construction, with examples of past failures and guidance on avoiding them. 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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