Experimental Safety Evaluation of Roofs

  • Marc Gutermann
  • Klaus Steffens
Conference paper

Abstract

In January 2006 the roof of the German ice-skating rink in Bad Reichenhall near Munich collapsed and killed 15 persons (Fig. 1). Later investigations showed that heavy snow fall as well as massive deficiencies in the construction of the gluelam girders had lead to the disaster, which started a national discussion about the structural safety of existing buildings.

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    Steffens, K., Practical Building Examples; In: Monitoring and Assessment of Structures, Spon Press, Juli 2001, S. 138–165Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc Gutermann
    • 1
    • 2
  • Klaus Steffens
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Hochschule BremenInstitut für Experimentelle StatikBremenGermany
  2. 2.Ingenieurgesellschaft mbHBremenGermany

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