Death Traps: Millions of Office Workers At RiskSubmitted by goldenequity on Fri, 02/14/2014 - 08:53
There is a severe, lethal risk of sudden collapse in even the best-made skyscrapers in America, Britain, Germany, Japan and other nations worldwide.
The officials who write building codes, architects and structural engineers had never before worried about small office fires causing entire office buildings to collapse.
But since 9/11, this has radically changed our understanding of architecture and engineering … we learned that specifically, 3 steel-frame buildings collapsed on that day from fires. Fires that lasted only 20 minutes in any given area.
But what has been done about it? What radical changes in construction and building codes have now been implemented?
To get to the bottom of this issue, Washington’s Blog reached out to a former manager at Underwriters Laboratories – Kevin Ryan – to seek out exactly what changes have now been made to the building codes and structural engineering to reassure the millions of financial services industry workers, business men, lawyers, web executives, and others who work in office buildings that the danger has now been mitigated.