Structure & Geology

[AD2 2011]
The geology of a site and the strength of a building upon it are inherently linked. If the ground on which a structure is built becomes highly unstable, it is likely buildings will fail structurally. We aim to develop an understanding of the relationship between the failed structures and the ground conditions so as to determine which structural types to use in the future. We have analyzed the soil types as well as cataloged the different structural types of failed buildings. From our research we aim to understand where different structural types can be built and perhaps where structures should not be built at all.

Team: Johnathan Guest, Scott Alexander Riley Thorp, and Duy Khang Phuong
Urban Analysis Booklet (PDF)

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ABOVE: A catalogue of structural types relative to failure. BELOW: A zoom of the above diagram.

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