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Publication Citation: A Summary of Reconnaissance of the Clinton, MO Elks Lodge Building Collapse on June 26, 2006

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Author(s): Hai S. Lew; Long T. Phan;
Title: A Summary of Reconnaissance of the Clinton, MO Elks Lodge Building Collapse on June 26, 2006
Published: July 12, 2006
Abstract: A three-story unreinforced brick building in Clinton, MO, collapsed on June 26, 2006 causing one fatality. The building was built in the 1880s. Two NIST structural engineers visited the collapse site on June 29, 2006. The NIST engineers inspected the collapsed building. They met with the city mayor, the city administrator, and a building official of Clinton to obtain relevant building information and available records. They were informed by the building official that drawings of the collapsed building are not available as the building was constructed in the 1880s. The NIST engineers also obtained general information regarding the occupancy, the history of the building, and the collapse from Clinton emergency responders, structural engineers retained by the insurance companies that underwrote policies for the Elks Lodge building and an adjacent pharmacy building, as well as eye witnesses and a survivor who was on the second floor of the building at the time of collapse.
Citation: International Journal of Web Services Research
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research
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