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That Mexican school that collapsed? It was a brittle concrete building a type known to be vulnerable in quakes – Los Angeles Times

That Mexican school that collapsed? It was a brittle concrete building  a type known to be vulnerable in quakes – Los Angeles Times

| On 09, Oct 2017

That Mexican school that collapsed? It was a brittle concrete building a type known to be vulnerable in quakes
Los Angeles Times
To structural engineers, it’s no mystery why the earthquake in Mexico this week turned a school into a death trap: The building was made of brittle concrete. Such buildings don’t have enough steel reinforcing bars, known as rebar, which are encased in

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