Buildings and Structures 1. Elements of Structure and Causes of Collapse. Aim. To provide students with information to allow them to deal with incidents involving buildings and structures safely and effectively. Learning Outcomes At the end of the session students will be able to:.
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Elements of Structure and Causes of Collapse
To provide students with information to allow them to deal with incidents involving buildings and structures safely and effectively.
Types of loadThe function of each element of a structure in most buildings is to carry loads placed upon them, these loads are principally;
itself that is imposed on the
elements. These are constant.
etc, normally found in the building when
it is occupied.
pressure or suction.
Other expansion hazards include;
Cracks in wall
Floor sagging and pulling out wall