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  •  Kansas City Hyatt Walkway collapse (1+ / 0-)
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    was due to bad implementation, not design.

    The walkways were supposed to all be attached to the roof.  Instead they were all attached to the walkway above them, meaning the top one had to bear the full load.

    That was a failure of the builder and inspector.  The blueprints were not followed.

    Watching Mitt's strategy is what it looks like when you try to put an etch a sketch in a centrifuge.

    by AppleP on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 09:37:03 AM PST

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    •  If the blueprints were not followed (1+ / 0-)
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      why did the architects lose their licenses?

      The dudes threading the roof attachments didn't want to thread that much of the support rods so they suggested a change which the architects (or their underlings) didn't realize holy shit instead of bearing L, it's bearing 2L! They signed off on it.

      I seriously doubt the original design was fine wrt to building code. I saw the size of the roof attachments they were pretty darned thin... along with the way they attached them to the walkway beams.

      Let's try another engineering goof: those DC-10 planes that fell out of the sky. The cargo doors were not plug types. For outward opening, they had this rube goldberg mechanism. The hydraulics were in the floor, then floor collapse when the doors flew off, then hydraulic fluid bleeds out and the pilot couldn't control the plane.

      Why hello there reality, how are you doing?

      by Future Gazer on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 10:18:19 AM PST

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