Torsion in concrete elements

Designing Concrete Elements for Torsion

28 June 2020 Omotoriogun Victor 2

Torsion in structures is something that is best avoided as far as possible. This is because the twisting of structural elements generates large internal forces which result in a significant increase in element sizes and possibly even change in form

Collapse of the harford arena

The Hartford Civic Centre Roof Collapse

25 May 2020 Omotoriogun Victor 4

Five years into the night of 18 January 1978, when the Civic Center had been exposed to its heaviest snow load since construction – heavy, but still only half of the design load. At 4:19 that morning, with the arena empty, the 1270t space frame collapsed in its entirety (see post cover mage). What was most disturbing, though, was that just six hours ago, more than 5,000 people were sitting below, watching a basketball game.