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Old March 12th, 2008, 05:53 AM   #1
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Vietnam skyscraper hazards

Vietnam is ill-prepared in the event of a fire in one of those skyscrapers; Intershop Building fire, HCMC, is a good example. The firemen literally
just stood and watched people jumped off the building; the ladder can't reach. Most of the fire department stuffs are fit for the museum.

Another hazard is structural problem; many developers built higher than
permitted. A number of skyscraper projects are in limbo(suspended) because
the number of storeys built far exceeded allowance. Another is basement;
more levels until neighbouring building collapsed. Cheating in the quality of construction materials is common place.

In Vietnam, reactive measure is the norm; not proactive.
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Old March 12th, 2008, 08:17 AM   #2
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Vietnam is ill-prepared in the event of a fire in one of those skyscrapers; Intershop Building fire, HCMC, is a good example. The firemen literally
just stood and watched people jumped off the building; the ladder can't reach. Most of the fire department stuffs are fit for the museum.

Another hazard is structural problem; many developers built higher than
permitted. A number of skyscraper projects are in limbo(suspended) because
the number of storeys built far exceeded allowance. Another is basement;
more levels until neighbouring building collapsed. Cheating in the quality of construction materials is common place.

In Vietnam, reactive measure is the norm; not proactive.
1. Human factors = Ignorance, carelessness, negligence, unethical practices (bribery).

2. Design flaws = Insufficient knowledge.

3. Materials failures = Choice of bad quality, developers cheating in the construction materials (unethical practices).

The combinations of these reasons, failure can’t be avoided.
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 03:49 PM   #3
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Is that true ?
That is scary !
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Old March 31st, 2008, 06:23 AM   #4
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Fire is just one of the many hazards associated with Vietnam's apartment buildings. Shoddy works and cheating in construction materials(especially with skyrocketing prices) are the 2 others. I forsee collapsing buildings
is the norm. Buyers beware!

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/social/2008/03/775986/
http://www.thanhniennews.com/society...3&newsid=37184

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