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Dulles Jet Center hangar collapse investigation in Virginia. Zach Kates / Thornton Tomasetti.

Dulles Jet Center Hangar Collapse Investigation

  • COMPLETION DATE
    2008

Overview

Three of the hangars at Dulles Jet Center collapsed during a heavy snowfall in February 2010. Thornton Tomasetti performed an investigation into the cause and origin of the collapses. Our services included observing and documenting the controlled demolition of the facility, determination of critical pieces of evidence to be salvaged and analysis of the buildings’ design. Our investigation included advanced finite-element analysis of several of the building frame connections.

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