Special Issue "Building Failures"

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A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 September 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Professor M. Kevin Parfitt
Department of Architectural Engineering, Penn State University, 104 Engineering Unit A, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Website: http://www.engr.psu.edu/ae/faculty/parfitt/index.htm
E-Mail: mkparc@engr.psu.edu
Phone: +1 814 863 3244
Fax: +1 814 863 4789
Interests: building structural and architectural systems failures; building performance; forensic engineering and practice; failures education; building failures case studies; failures information dissemination and disaster studies

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Dear Colleagues,

Society is fortunate that in most countries, complete building collapses are a relatively rare occurrence.  However, if you use the definition of failure to be any building system or component that does not perform as expected then building failures are much more commonplace not to mention costly to repair.  Thus we see that building failures examples include water penetration of the roof and building envelope, façade failures, performance issues such as excessive deflection or floor vibration, failure of fire proofing concepts to protect the building structure or occupants, premature corrosion and deterioration of building material components as well as the more recognized cases of building collapse from overload, design and construction defects and collapse during construction operations. For this special issue of Buildings authors are invited to submit papers on all aspects of building failures related to structural, architectural and MEP systems failures as discussed above.   Research papers as well as case studies, especially those that describe unique aspects of investigation, repair and lessons learned, are welcomed. Papers describing unique and successful dissemination of failure case study results to educate the profession as well as discussions on how to successfully teach failures in the Academy are appropriate to the overall theme of this issue.

Professor M. Kevin Parfitt
Guest Editor

Published Papers (9 papers)

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Buildings 2013, 3(1), 173-190; doi:10.3390/buildings3010173
Received: 6 November 2012; in revised form: 4 January 2013 / Accepted: 15 January 2013 / Published: 6 February 2013
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Buildings 2013, 3(1), 100-121; doi:10.3390/buildings3010100
Received: 10 October 2012; in revised form: 4 January 2013 / Accepted: 15 January 2013 / Published: 21 January 2013
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Buildings 2012, 2(4), 534-541; doi:10.3390/buildings2040534
Received: 7 September 2012; in revised form: 28 November 2012 / Accepted: 4 December 2012 / Published: 12 December 2012
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Buildings 2012, 2(4), 519-533; doi:10.3390/buildings2040519
Received: 28 August 2012; in revised form: 21 November 2012 / Accepted: 3 December 2012 / Published: 11 December 2012
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Buildings 2012, 2(4), 497-518; doi:10.3390/buildings2040497
Received: 7 October 2012; in revised form: 20 November 2012 / Accepted: 3 December 2012 / Published: 11 December 2012
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Buildings 2012, 2(4), 456-476; doi:10.3390/buildings2040456
Received: 31 August 2012; in revised form: 1 November 2012 / Accepted: 2 November 2012 / Published: 12 November 2012
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Buildings 2012, 2(3), 359-383; doi:10.3390/buildings2030359
Received: 5 June 2012; in revised form: 8 August 2012 / Accepted: 30 August 2012 / Published: 18 September 2012
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Buildings 2012, 2(3), 326-331; doi:10.3390/buildings2030326
Received: 30 August 2012; Accepted: 31 August 2012 / Published: 5 September 2012
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Buildings 2012, 2(3), 283-299; doi:10.3390/buildings2030283
Received: 9 May 2012; in revised form: 16 June 2012 / Accepted: 4 July 2012 / Published: 25 July 2012
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Last update: 25 February 2014

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