The brickwork in Haifa the structure is unstable and may collapse, it must be destroyed immediately in a proactive manner

The brickyards in Haifa "The structure is unstable and may collapse, it must be destroyed immediately in a proactive manner"

The team of experts who examined the collapsed "Lambaniya" states unequivocally:
This is a dangerous building, an initiated and planned demolition must be carried out immediately. This was reported to Lahi Fe from the Bezan group.

The Bezen group turned to the Haifa Municipality with the findings, requesting that the building be declared a dangerous building and urgently receive instructions for the demolition of the rest of the building.

As I recall, about a month and a half ago, on 12/06/20, the upper part of the "Livnia", one of the two historic water cooling towers, which have not been active for over a decade, fell. Following the collapse of the building, BaZen sought an opinion from the company "Yron Ofir Engineers", which specializes in structural engineering, rehabilitation and strengthening for earthquakes, and later also from Prof. Constantine (Costa) Kobler, a researcher and concrete expert from the Technion's National Institute for Construction Research.

As appears from the two opinions, in light of the physical condition of the building and the manner in which it collapsed, the remaining part is unstable and is also in danger of collapsing. The experts' recommendation is to destroy the rest of the building immediately, in a proactive and planned manner, in order to prevent an unplanned collapse.

The experts point out in the opinion that it is not possible to restore the collapsed brick building

"The structure is unstable and may collapse. It must be demolished immediately"

Yaron Ofir's team stated in the opinion that "the building is unstable and may collapse. Due to the high level of instability and the physical condition of the building, we immediately recommend a proactive, planned and careful demolition."

Prof. Kobler states in his opinion, that "in order to prevent immediate damage, the rest of the tower must be destroyed immediately...and do so in a careful manner that will prevent damage to the buildings adjacent to it during the demolition."

Yaron Ofir • structural engineering experts (photo: Mike Levy Photo Studio)

Professor Costa Kobler (photo: Mike Levy Photo Studio)

Moshe Kaplinsky, CEO of Zen:

The collapse of the "Livnia" is a difficult event that we all feel pain about, it is a historical and symbolic building, which for many of us was the landscape we grew up on. However, in light of the unequivocal findings that emerge from the opinion, it is clear to the management of Zan - with great regret - that quick steps must be taken to prevent further collapse in an unsafe manner.

Photo: Bazan

Photo: Bazan

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