Disasters

 
Tree Damage to Walls & Foundations – SANS10400-H Annex-D

Danger of Tree Damage to Walls & Foundations – SANS 10400-H Annex-D Cracks and damage to walls and foundations are caused primarily by soils that contract and expand due to moisture content when the soil absorbs water and swells up and […]

 
Councils Must be Ruthless with Unsafe Buildings

Councils Must be Ruthless with Restricting Occupation of Unsafe Buildings I think it must be terrifying to be woken at 04:00 in the morning by a thunderclap that makes the whole building shudder. Then, in a confused state, you realise […]

 
Engineers' Specs Are Vital

Engineers Design Buildings for a Purpose Engineers around the world will design a structure based on the brief given to them by a developer. The basis for any good design is to have a structure that is “fit for the […]

Nov 162013
 
Flood Damage

Is Flood Damage an “Act of God” or a Result of Bad Planning and Shoddy Construction? By Penny Swift, November 16,2013 As much of the greater Cape Town area and other parts of the Western Cape are still reeling after a […]

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