Work on Collapsed Texas Parking Garage Won’t Resume Until Root Cause Determined
A parking-deck structure under construction partially collapsed Feb. 14 in San Antonio, injuring two construction workers at the University Health System’s University Hospital site.
“Unintentional errors can occur when structures are under construction,” says Steven J. Smith, Ph.D., P.E., vice president of CTLGroup in Washington, D.C., which is not involved with the project. CTLGroup offers investigation and analysis of structures and materials. He adds that it is this time when structures are most vulnerable, because they are not self-supporting, and cast-in-place concrete will need temporary shoring and bracing.
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