OUR STRUCTURAL FAILURE INVESTIGATIONS HAVE INCLUDED THE FOLLOWING:
Industrial, commercial and residential building structures, highway bridges, radio towers, and self supporting high rise signs. We assist our clients by determining the cause of collapses and failures. Our investigations have included damage or collapses from: structural overload, structural deterioration, improper erection practices, inadequate shoring, design deficiencies, and inadequate construction.
Building exterior wall collapsed during excavation for new building adjacent to it. Biehl Engineering assisted client with evaluation of existing building condition and concerns relative to foundation disturbance from new construction activities.
Roof and second floor level collapsed in interior portion of building during renovation. Biehl Engineering assisted client with collection of evidence, evaluation of shoring capacity, and opinions concerning demolition practices.
Roof collapsed after removal of an existing bearing wall. Analysis of collapse included assessing loads and evaluating capacity of shoring used.
Roof trusses collapsed during construction of new building. Analysis included evaluation of temporary bracing practices, wind loading, and loading from construction material.
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