- Implosion is the strategic placing of explosive material and timing the detonation so that a structure collapses on itself
- A building in Hyderabad was imploded by the GHMC but the project failed and the building is now tilting dangerously
- The question of how to bring the building down confused the concerned authorities so much that even JNTU Engineering professors were called in
This is the tale of a building that refuses to go down despite undergoing implosion.
Implosion is the strategic placing of explosive material and timing the detonation so that a structure collapses on itself in a matter of seconds, minimising the physical damage to its immediate surroundings.Building implosion (which reduces to seconds a process which could take months or years to achieve by other methods) typically occurs in urban areas and often involves large landmark structures.
An unauthorised under-construction building at SIET Colony, Sunnam Cheruvu near Madhapur is posing to be a challenge for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. The building just refuses to fall down. On Monday, this illegal building was the subject of a pilot project where in implosion was used. However, the results as you will see soon, were not as desired.
The building is now leaning dangerously. According to a report in the Indian Express, an agency called Uttam Blastech, which had participated in the implosion of the building, has taken up removal of walls and is also drilling the columns in upper floors at three places i.e, bottom, middle and top of each of the column. The company had placed detonators on the ground and first floors. However, after the detonation, only these two floors were demolished and the structure began to tilt. Luckily there is no big building or busy area around the demolished structure.
The question of how to bring the building down confused the concerned authorities so much that even JNTU Engineering professors were called in to weigh in on the matter and give an insight into the structural strength of the building.
Now according to a report in Telangana News, a defence expert, who has previously used the imploding technique to bring down precarious buildings after the Bhuj earthquake has been called in for his expertise.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:57 PM IST