Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Old Brick Schools on Soft Soil


I can't see how such an evaluation can't be done with a quick walk-down. This building, most likely, has no hope in an earthquake. The delays are probably in splitting hairs, since there is no money to build a new school. But as far as I know, there are no hard standards that might say "Run Away!", to such a building. I think if you had the absolutely worst building in the world up, which had the same hazard and risk as the Chalk River Reactor, then they would quibble forever.

These buildings only become condemned when there is an earthquake, and they are a pile of rubble.

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