Learn From Failures

Rio Olympics Elevated Cycle Track Collapses; Struck by Waves

Elevated Cycle Track Collapses

50-meter span of 3.9km long Ciclovia Tim Maia, Elevated Cycle Track (cycle path) was washed away by waves on 21st April 2016 killing two cyclists. The construction took only 18 months to complete and was opened in January 2016. Investigations about…
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Charles De Gaulle Airport, Paris Terminal Collapse in 2004

2004: Charles De Gaulle Airport Terminal 2E Collapse

Charles De Gaulle Airport, Paris Terminal Collapse in 2004 Summary design for the building had little or no margin for safety cracking inside the concrete, weakened the complete structure rapid thermal enlargement  Aéroport DE Charles de gaulle is the most…
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Collapse of Enschede Stadium Roof ( 2011) – roof structure’s insufficient stability

Collapse of Enschede Stadium Roof ( 2011) - Roof structure’s insufficient stability

[:en] Collapse of Enschede Stadium Roof ( 2011) – Direct Causes FC Twente wanted to increase stadium capacity by further extending the L-shaped extension completed in 2008 into a U-shaped one. On July 7, 2011, during work to extend De…
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Failure of John Hancock Tower, Boston Mass.

Failure of John Hancock Tower, Boston Mass.

Failure of John Hancock Tower, Boston Mass.   Built: 1976 Architect: Henry Cobb of I.M. Pei and Partners Engineer: Bruno Thurlimann (Swiss) Date of Failure: 1973 while the building was still under construction (first account) Failure: Falling Window Glass Panels,…
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