Literature survey for collapse cases

For our collapse simulation we are searching for well documented collapse cases. This would help to verify the authenticity of our simulation tool. Very surprisingly not much material can be found on internet. Collapse cases of buildings where the technical construction drawings can be found as well are rare. Thanks to Antonios Pomonis from the GEM (Global Earthquake Model) we learned about the CTV building (185 victims) and the PGC building (18 victims) that collapsed 2011 in Christchurch. Both buildings had unnecessary structural weaknesses.

ctv-pgc

The technical drawings of the CTV building can be downloaded from here

The technical drawings of the PGC building can be downloaded from here

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