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Old Sep 6th 2009, 7:55 am
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Jamie Oliver pulled out though
if only his dad had
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Old Sep 6th 2009, 8:49 am
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Absolutely. Remember when that building in Deira collapsed? There were 23 labourers and a site engineer in the building and apparently there were no fatalities or serious injuries...even though they brought in the cadaver dogs...! Pictures of what was left of the building:
http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles.../10340944.html

Apparently the government is looking at ways to enforce and monitor housing conditions for labourers...hmm.
http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Employment/10346598.html
the whole engineering of that building is called into question as the consulting engineer who works on behalf of the client has a duty that the structure is built to specification and will make sure the contractor follows that specification,allegedly.
if that doesnt happen what chance have the guys got ?
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the whole engineering of that building is called into question as the consulting engineer who works on behalf of the client has a duty that the structure is built to specification and will make sure the contractor follows that specification,allegedly.
if that doesnt happen what chance have the guys got ?
the fault could lie anywhere here though, you've got no chance. Steel framed building, what odds the bolts used were inferior or the correct number were used ? Any test result you want can be bought.

I had a wheel come off a truck and sent a sample of the wheel nuts for testing, they were nothing like the quality claimed

don't trust anyone and you'll not go far wrong
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the fault could lie anywhere here though, you've got no chance. Steel framed building, what odds the bolts used were inferior or the correct number were used ? Any test result you want can be bought.

I had a wheel come off a truck and sent a sample of the wheel nuts for testing, they were nothing like the quality claimed

don't trust anyone and you'll not go far wrong
yeah your right it could be anything, especially as it was a steel structure, the whole thing had twisted and therefore collapsed which could lead to a point of being a sub-structure problem i.e piling foundations and soil stabilization, whatever the problem, its the consulting engineers that have the responsibility end of.thats why they are employed,a contractor will always cut corners,its in his interests i.e financial and programme constraints to name but two.
that job had two things, 1. someone made a massive engineering error and 2. someone never checked applicable works to spec.
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