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Publication Citation: Investigation of Construction Failure at Harbour Cay Condominium, Cocoa Beach, Florida (NBS BSS 145)

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Author(s): Hai S. Lew; Nicholas J. Carino; S. G. Fattal; M. E.;
Title: Investigation of Construction Failure at Harbour Cay Condominium, Cocoa Beach, Florida (NBS BSS 145)
Published: August 30, 1982
Abstract: The investigation of the collapse of a five-story reinforced concrete flat-plate structure under construction at Cocoa Beach, Florida is presented in this report. The investigation included onsite inspection, laboratory tests and anlytical studies. Based on the results of this investigation, it is concluded that the most probable cause of the failure was insufficient punching shear capacity in the fifth-floor slab to resit the applied construction loads.
Citation: Building Science Series - 145
Keywords: building collapse; concrete; construction; failure; flat plate; shear
Research Areas: Multi-Hazard Failure Analysis, Building and Fire Safety Investigations, Building and Fire Research
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