Would the engineers comment on the safety of this construction, in particular drilling through the concrete support structure
morrobay said:This subject came up on thaivisa, a discussion forum in Thailand, in the Pattaya section.
The pillars are under a very massive newly constructed 6 level + mall in this seaside town.
Some members on the above forum recently felt tremers and shaking while inside the new mall. Another member observed and took photos of these after construction braces.
There is no communication between the members on the forum and the Thai construction company that did the work.
The concern by the forum members is the danger of the mall collapsing.
Since this could be very serious I am trying to research it as fast as possibe.
Braces for concrete support are used to provide additional support and stability to concrete structures during construction. They help prevent collapse or shifting of the structure while it is still being built.
The three most commonly used types of braces for concrete support are diagonal, cross, and knee braces. Diagonal braces are used to prevent horizontal movement, cross braces prevent lateral movement, and knee braces are used to support walls or columns.
Braces for concrete support help distribute the weight and forces of the concrete evenly, reducing the risk of structural failure. They also provide temporary support during construction, preventing accidents and injuries to workers.
It is recommended to leave braces in place for at least 7 days after pouring concrete, or until the concrete has reached its full strength. However, the exact time frame will depend on the type of braces used and the size and complexity of the structure. It is important to follow the instructions of a structural engineer for proper removal.
Yes, braces for concrete support can be reused for multiple construction projects as long as they are in good condition and meet the necessary safety standards. However, it is important to inspect them before each use and replace any damaged or worn out braces.