Well blaming an architectural firm for this collapse would be incorrect as it would be the responsibility of a registered Structural Engineer to account for this.
I don't know details BUT i did stay at a Holiday inn express last night. My guess is that the gutter clogged leading to excessive force not part of the design calculations. Structural Engineers model large structures utilizing software like STAAD because finite element analysis is too complex to utilize by hand calculations. Seismic, snow, live loads, dead loads, wind loads, rain loading all factor in to the load modelling with a large factor of safety "usually" built in to the design.
It would be interesting to participate in the forensic analysis of the failure but i would feel bad for who ever would carry the responsibilty (if in the US of A).
For reference, residential design of wood structures like houses in USA is empirical. Charts and experience can suffice on standard home design ie. a gable roof on a rectangle (like a Cape Cod) although severe weather prone areas can require specialized roof design like clips and screw and glue versus nails etc. etc.
Luckily no one was injured afaik
This is purely to do with the investigation into the Immigration scam operated by the Chinese mafia.
I don't think there is a single Immigration office in Thailand that doesn't have corrupt officials working alongside agents offering these services. They need to cut out the middle men, the 'agents' that offer these illegal services to make any impact.
Wasn't trying to brag on my parenting skills
Just highlighting that so many of these guys don't act like logical adults
They all have low self-esteem
I love my wife to death..........I could be happily single tomorrow if she did something shady
Yeah. I remember about 20 years ago down south when travel agents would take your passport down to Malaysia for a fee. They'd wait till they had a few and then take a load down. That's already illegal because you're supposed to cross the border yourself.
Then some bright guy started stamping illegally in the back of a travel agent somewhere to save themselves the trip.
Once it all came out there were people getting busted regularly for a couple of years after because they still had the fake stamps in their passport, even though their current stamp might have been okay.
It's fine until it isn't.