At 05:40 PM 22/01/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>I've got a brief blurb on this failure in a book entitled "Design &
>Construction Failures" by Dov Kaminetzky, who explains that neither the
>originally-designed connection detail of the hanger rods to the channels nor
>the as-built detail could safely support imposed loads. Both details placed
>these hanger rods at the edge of channel flanges without any stiffeners or
>I'd be interested in reading more about this failure. Does anyone have a
>reference to recommend?
>Dave K. Adams, S.E.
>Lane Engineers, Inc.
>PH: (559) 688-5263
Try the book "Collapse - When Buildings Fall Down" by Philip Wearne, TV
Books, New York,
Simple and straightforward.