A teen and her mom survived after falling several floors in Florida condo collapse Deven Gonzalez, left, and her volleyball teammate Liyah Deveaux. Deven survived the partial collapse of a condo tower near Miami.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.What is building collapse?
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.