In the event of a Construction Failure, CDI is prepared to respond swiftly to structural emergencies, worldwide. Regardless of the cause of collapse, CDI can draw on its unparalleled progressive failure database and professional, third-party structural consultants to work with governmental agencies, property owners and contractors in stabilizing dynamic conditions, setting the stage for subsequent forensic investigation into the cause of the collapse, and emergency demolition operations as may be needed.
Sheikh A. Alakl Residential & Commercial Center – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Half of the 17-story Sheikh A. Alakl Apartment Building in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia collapsed when portions of the new reinforced concrete facility were overloaded during final stages of construction. At the request of Bechtel, CDI’s team mobilized to the site in less than 24 hours, prepared the central-core, flat slab, reinforced concrete structure in another 27 hours and put the balance of the building on the ground with absolute safety just 96 hours after the start of demolition preparations. The “arm’s-length” nature of CDI’s operations, combined with our rapid response capabilities and international network of resources make CDI the natural choice in dealing with structural emergencies, worldwide.