Latest: excavator "collapses" from exhaustion after putting in too much overtime. :P
Rather huge crack spotted in a pillar at Level 4A of MSCP @ Blk 354A Woodlands Ave 1, then again BCA will probably come up with that usual "building integrity not affected" tripe.
Ain't nothing a little elephant glue won't fix, time to move on. ;)
@Walter E. Kurtz If water seeps in via the crack and causes corrosion of the rebar beneath, things could get a hell of a lot worse.
Just in: fireball erupts outside a multi-story carpark near Block 439 Bukit Batok West
A damn close shave for this bloke and his son.......
Mr Gabriel Tan had to contend with heavy rain - and an unexpected explosion - when he took his son to a childcare centre yesterday.
He was driving past a multistorey carpark in Bukit Batok West when he saw a lightning bolt strike the ground in front of his car.
"If I had accelerated, my car could have been struck (by the bolt) or hit by the flying bricks," Mr Tan, 34, an oil and gas trader, told The Straits Times.
"Fortunately, we were all safe," he said, adding that he managed to stop the car in time.
The blast at the entrance of a carpark opposite Block 439B sent bricks hurtling skywards and unsealed a manhole cover.
SINGAPORE — A stretch of concrete sunshade about 40m long collapsed from the roof of a four-storey industrial building in Bedok on Sunday (Aug 22).
JTC, which is the owner of the building located at Bedok Industrial Park E, has cordoned off the areas directly below the roof where the concrete sunshade was at for public safety, the Building and Construction Authority said.
The agency in charge of industrial development used equipment to remove the remaining part of the sunshade still hanging on the edge of the roof.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the incident at 3013 Bedok Industrial Park E at about 9.20am on Sunday.
SCDF personnel conducted a search of the affected area and found that no one was trapped. There were also no reported injuries.
BCA said it has directed JTC to engage a professional engineer who could advise on the measures needed to remove the dislodged sunshade, carry out a detailed investigation and recommend permanent rectification works.
s an added safety precaution, the professional engineer is also required to inspect three other adjacent blocks in the area with similar concrete sunshade design, said BCA.
“BCA and the professional engineers engaged by JTC have inspected and assessed that the structural integrity of the main building is not affected,” it added.
@GOD MODE You were right on the money about BCA's template response 🤣🤣🤣
@Umbrage Ng Oh dear this looks pretty bad, I hope no one was injured.
First a sun shade came crashing down in 10kkj, now this. Still, the authorities will probably insist the building's integrity remains unaffected.
Sinkapore is on the decline these days, harsh truths.
SG is crumbling both figuratively and literally, yeppers