n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Forensics of the Duduza tornado in 2011 : sustainable housing




On the evening of Sunday 2 October 2011 a tornado caused devastation in a section of Duduza, on the East Rand, resulting in major damage to infrastructure and houses. In an attempt to identify structural and building defects to be avoided in the provision of future housing, Fred Crofts in this article reports on the damage observed as a result of nature's wide-scale 'destructive testing'.


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