Building Pathology: Site Drainage Problems (RV-6140)
On May 19, 1997, on the Lawn of the University of Virginia a tragic incident occurred: a suspended, second-floor porch that was attached to one of the original Jeffersonian pavilions collapsed. Twenty-three people were injured, one of whom died of her injuries. The structural element that failed was allegedly 175 years old at the time of the failure. The many lessons that can be learned from this incident and others are described throughout this course.
This 1-hour online course introduces you to the systemic pathology of horizontal closure systems and specifically addresses such topics as Plant Damage, Site-Water Damage, Designing for Water Disposal, and Water Collection and Conveyance.
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
•Understand how roots cause damage to drains
•Learn about the classes of site-water-related problems
•Learn how to formulate a plan of water disposal
•Understand why water moves toward, instead of away from, a building
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