Likelihood of Being Trapped in a Building Collapse
Numerous recent disasters, in several parts of the world, should alert us to the fact that people are going to be trapped under buildings and under structures in the foreseeable future. Professor Paul Grant explains the likelihood of being trapped in a building collapse. The very nature of our technology sophisticated and growing taller society continually increases the likelihood that building collapse calamities will occur. Current construction trends as population increases seem to continually expand the risk as people move further up from the ground. If nothing else the lessons from 9 / 11 showed us – with the advent of high-rise buildings comes the very real concern of building collapse.