Through analysis of data from Oklahoma and Illinois along with national statistics, estimates are made of the number of vehicular collisions with buildings on an annual, nation-wide basis. The best estimate is on the order of tens of thousands. However, since the impetus for the study was on multistory buildings and the likelihood of their being subject to progressive collapse the calculations have been refined to apply to substantial damage to multistory residential buildings. In 1970, such accidents were only on the order of 40, hence the probability of a given building being so affected in a single year is approximately one in ten thousand. Some discussion is provided on improvement for data collection for the future.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Bureau of Standards

    Technical Analysis Division
    Washington, DC  United States  20234
  • Authors:
    • Fribush, S L
    • Bowser, D
    • CHAPMAN, R
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 73 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00262668
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NBSIR-73-175 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 27 1974 12:00AM