An environmental study on the collapse of a tenement building in HK

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Journal Article
Citation:
Advanced Materials Research, 2014, 838-841 pp. 2208 - 2211
Issue Date:
2014-01-07
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On 29thJanuary 2010, a tragedy took place before the blissful Chinese Lunar New Year. An old tenement building in Ma Tau Wai collapsed in a sudden, causing 2 deaths and 4 injuries. Not only did this raise people's concerns to investigate the reasons the collapse of the tenement building, it also raised their awareness on old tenement buildings as well as protecting them from collapsing. In view of this, this paper investigates on condensation and how it might shorten the service life of that old tenement building. © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.
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