Contributing human and organizational factors to the collapse of the FC Twente stadium roof

Karel Terwel*

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Abstract

In 2011 the city of Enschede was shocked by the collapse of the roof of an extension for the FC Twente stadium. The structure collapsed during construction and two fatalities and nine injuries were recorded. The cantilevering steel roof structure was covered with corrugated steel sheets and stabilized by bracings. Investigation showed that the structure was already loaded with the finishing structure before it was completed and stabilized. Contributing influencing human and organizational factors to the incident were the tight schedule resulting in a flawed construction sequence. Furthermore, there was too little attention to the way of execution during design, unjustified trust between parties resulting in inadequate coordination, checking and allocation of responsibilities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1565-1571
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventIABSE Congress, Ghent 2021: Structural Engineering for Future Societal Needs - Ghent, Virtual, Belgium
Duration: 22 Sept 202124 Sept 2021

Conference

ConferenceIABSE Congress, Ghent 2021: Structural Engineering for Future Societal Needs
Country/TerritoryBelgium
CityGhent, Virtual
Period22/09/2124/09/21

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Keywords

  • Causes of failure
  • Forensic engineering
  • Human and organizational factors

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