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Texas Apartment Floor Collapse

RE: Texas Apartment Floor Collapse

Understand no one was injured...

Dik

RE: Texas Apartment Floor Collapse

Take the max dead load and turn that into a live load. Makes me not trust wood truss construction.

RE: Texas Apartment Floor Collapse

That appeared to be a large party inside a single dorm room. To the point that it was shoulder to shoulder space almost.

That room would've been designed for 40psf. Don't fault the wood construction because it was significantly overloaded. Would you design a commercial bar floor for 40 psf? I hope not.

RE: Texas Apartment Floor Collapse

If considered a bedroom... LL may even have been 30 psf...

Dik

RE: Texas Apartment Floor Collapse

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jayrod12 - but, but, but....most of them were definitely floating on the clouds so the load probably wasn't that much right?

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RE: Texas Apartment Floor Collapse

JAE: Don't try to cloud the issue here.

Oh, and there was an additional pounding effect here, from the beers.

Not to mention that a few took the invitation to drop in way too literally.

In all seriousness though, I wonder why the floor below did not fail too with 9 feet of drop? Slab-on-grade?

Mike McCann, PE, SE (WA)


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Morons.

RE: Texas Apartment Floor Collapse

I guess they did not see the Hyatt Regency pictures...

Mike McCann, PE, SE (WA)


RE: Texas Apartment Floor Collapse

something I thought...why wouldn't the Fire Code provide a maximum occupancy for egress safety that could have prevented this.

Love the commentary around 0:14 :)

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...why wouldn't the Fire Code provide a maximum occupancy for egress safety...

And this would have prevented the party HOW?

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RE: Texas Apartment Floor Collapse

So who gets sued here? Architect? Engineer? Contractor? City? Everybody?....

RE: Texas Apartment Floor Collapse

I'm guessing everybody but the college students. No money there :)

The problem with sloppy work is that the supply FAR EXCEEDS the demand

RE: Texas Apartment Floor Collapse

Same thing happened to an 70 year old house beside mine at university 40 years ago (pogoing back then). They felt the floor getting soft and kept pushing it. My father told me about parking garages in England collapsing in the 30's from roof top dancing (swing era). That led to code changes. Those structures would have been stronger than those joists in the video. Too many small joints to stand up to the dynamic, and possibly resonant, loading.

RE: Texas Apartment Floor Collapse

It would have been funnier, if they were engineering students. Just glad no one was injured.

Dik

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So who gets sued here? Architect? Engineer? Contractor? City? Everybody?....
The tenants.

RE: Texas Apartment Floor Collapse

https://youtu.be/s86AAjLLRKo?t=29

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RE: Texas Apartment Floor Collapse

I'm with Spartan. I'd serve the tenants ASAP. I'm betting there was some rental/lease clause stating "no parties", these are students after all. If not, the landlord just got an expensive lesson.

Keith Cress
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RE: Texas Apartment Floor Collapse

At the bare minimum, someone's not gonna get their security deposit back.

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