The impact of construction quality on the safety of prefabricated multi-family dwellings

Piotr Knyziak


This study presents analysis of the safety of prefabricated buildings utilizing concrete large-panel technology in the context of building failures as a result of exceptional loads and in the context of their technical condition. Examples of incorrect construction and maintenance from on-site in- spections of 110 buildings in Poland are described. Lack of assembly alignment, elements of the structure not protected against corrosion, elements damaged during construction work, no re- pairs after exceptional loads, and lack of structural strengthening are discussed. The set of case studies of large-panel buildings undergoing partial progressive collapses investigated in this study describe how this type of building, despite the impact of all the imperfections of con- struction and maintenance, carry exceptional loads. A systematic de fi ning of the degree of ad- vancement of a progressive collapse in residential buildings in relation to typical damage ranges was proposed.
Author Piotr Knyziak (FCE / ICE)
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- The Institute of Civil Engineering
Journal seriesEngineering Failure Analysis, ISSN 1350-6307, (A 30 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.55
Keywords in EnglishLarge-panel buildings, Building failures, Progressive collapse, Explosion Maintenanc
ASJC Classification2200 General Engineering; 2500 General Materials Science
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)30
ScoreMinisterial score = 30.0, 07-05-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 35.0, 06-04-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 0; WoS Citations = 1; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 1.777; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 2.157 (2) - 2017=2.148 (5)
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