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Most buildings collapse mainly because of structural failure. This is when a building is designed to carry a specified load. However with time, the building’s owner decides to increase the load by say, increasing the number of occupants from those earlier planned for in the structural or architectural designs.What is a building collapse?
The Collapse of Buildings. Buildings, like all structures, are designed to support certain loads without deforming excessively. The loads are the weights of people and objects, the weight of rain and snow and the pressure of wind--called live loads --and the dead load of the building itself.