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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

    Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
    Architecture Puzzler #325

    Question

    Ground rupture, ground shaking, and differential subsidence are three of the four main causes of foundation failure due to a seismic event. What is the fourth?

    Answer

    The fourth cause is liquefaction. This occurs in wet soils when seismic movement causes the soil to lose bearing capacity, thus allowing the foundation to sink.
     


     

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    Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects

    Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2007, Dave Guadagni.

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