Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

6-1-1993

Abstract

In the paper is presented a history of the long-term process of deformations and damages to a five-storied apartment building in Gliwice, one located over a thick lens of a young, very weak peat deposit. The evolution of deformations is defined by changes in time of representative foundation movement components (the angular distortion, deflection ratio, etc.). Relationships given and analysed in the paper are based on the results of settlement monitoring preformed since 1970, and failure escalation descriptions make use of crack documentations included in the expert opinions. The case history also comprises not quite efficient attempts of object protection. The description is completed by data concerning the building structure and soil conditions. In conclusion an idea for ground stabilization is recommended by the authors.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1993

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1993 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Damages to a Five-Storied Building Founded Over Peat Layer

St. Louis, Missouri

In the paper is presented a history of the long-term process of deformations and damages to a five-storied apartment building in Gliwice, one located over a thick lens of a young, very weak peat deposit. The evolution of deformations is defined by changes in time of representative foundation movement components (the angular distortion, deflection ratio, etc.). Relationships given and analysed in the paper are based on the results of settlement monitoring preformed since 1970, and failure escalation descriptions make use of crack documentations included in the expert opinions. The case history also comprises not quite efficient attempts of object protection. The description is completed by data concerning the building structure and soil conditions. In conclusion an idea for ground stabilization is recommended by the authors.