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Collapse and structural breakage

In cases where a building collapses, either when in operation or during its construction, ems engineers can bring a tailored support to their customers’ needs, depending on their role and involvement in the events. Thus, ems will specifically address the needs of the owner, the builder, the various insurers or any other involved party with the following services:

  • Evaluate the precariousness of the structure and the risk of worsening or successive collapses;
  • Secure the area;
  • Search for the causes;
  • Reconstitution of the structure before the disaster;
  • Technical analysis under different codes that may be applicable and production of reports for legal purpose;
  • Identify reconstruction solutions;
  • Estimate the cost;
  • Produce drawings and specifications to restore the structure after the disaster.
Damage to the wood main truss due to snow weight

Damage to the wood main truss due to snow weight

Damage of roof truss

Damage of roof truss

Breakage by compression of a chord member on all beams subjected by snow weight

Breakage by compression of a chord member on all beams subjected by snow weight

Partial collapse of a farm building

Partial collapse of a farm building

Collapse of a wooden building while its construction

Collapse of a wooden building while its construction

Collapse of a wooden building while its construction

Collapse of a wooden building while its construction

Collapse of a wooden building while its construction

Collapse of a wooden building while its construction

Collapse of a wooden building while its construction

Collapse of a wooden building while its construction

Collapse of an industrial building due to snow weight

Collapse of an industrial building due to snow weight

Damage to steel structure due to snow weight

Damage to steel structure due to snow weight

Collapse of the annex of a residential structure

Collapse of the annex of a residential structure

Collapse of masonry coating

Collapse of masonry coating

Early indication of masonry parts coming off the facade of the building

Early indication of masonry parts coming off the facade of the building

Masonry cladding that has come off the façade

Masonry cladding that has come off the façade

Local soil subsidence that has caused the breakage of a patrimonial-classified foundation

Local soil subsidence that has caused the breakage of a patrimonial-classified foundation

Lintel insufficiency

Lintel insufficiency

Follow-up of a critical crack with a crackmeter

Follow-up of a critical crack with a crackmeter

Deformation of a steel elevator

Deformation of a steel elevator

Collapse of an agricultural elevator

Collapse of an agricultural elevator

Foundation wall highly damaged by backfill frost

Foundation wall highly damaged by backfill frost

Collapse of a wooden structure while its construction that has caused death

Collapse of a wooden structure while its construction that has caused death

Construction defect, wrong pouring of the concrete

Construction defect, wrong pouring of the concrete