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Descriptor in English: Structure Collapse
Descriptor in Spanish: Colapso de la Estructura
Descriptor in Portuguese: Colapso Estrutural
Descriptor in French: Effondrement de structure
Entry term(s): Bridge Collapse
Bridge Collapses
Bridge Failure
Bridge Failures
Building Collapse
Building Collapses
Collapse, Bridge
Collapse, Building
Collapse, Dam
Collapse, Levee
Collapse, Structure
Collapses, Building
Collapses, Dam
Collapses, Levee
Dam Collapse
Dam Collapses
Dike Failure
Dike Failures
Failure, Bridge
Failure, Dike
Failure, Levee
Failure, Structure
Failures, Bridge
Failures, Dike
Failures, Levee
Failures, Structure
Levee Collapse
Levee Collapses
Levee Failure
Levee Failures
Structure Collapses
Structure Failure
Structure Failures
Tree number(s): N06.230.750
Scope note: Failure in built environment with loss of functional integrity.
Annotation: coordinate with DISASTERS if pertinent
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
HI history
PC prevention & control
SN statistics & numerical data
History Note: 2009
DeCS UI: 53399
Descriptor UI: D055883
Date Established: 2009/01/01
Date of Entry: 2008/07/08
Revision Date: 2013/07/09
Structure Collapse - Preferred
Concept UI M0521711
Scope note Failure in built environment with loss of functional integrity.
Preferred term Structure Collapse
Entry term(s) Collapse, Structure
Failure, Structure
Failures, Structure
Structure Collapses
Structure Failure
Structure Failures
Levee Collapse - Narrower
Concept UI M0527599
Scope note Loss of functional integrity of an embankment, built parallel to a river, whose primary purpose is to furnish flood protection from seasonal high water.
Preferred term Levee Collapse
Entry term(s) Collapse, Levee
Collapses, Levee
Dike Failure
Dike Failures
Failure, Dike
Failure, Levee
Failures, Dike
Failures, Levee
Levee Collapses
Levee Failure
Levee Failures
Dam Collapse - Narrower
Concept UI M0527798
Scope note Loss of functional integrity of a structure built across a waterway to control depth or flow.
Preferred term Dam Collapse
Entry term(s) Collapse, Dam
Collapses, Dam
Dam Collapses
Bridge Failure - Narrower
Concept UI M0521712
Scope note Bridge structural failure.
Preferred term Bridge Failure
Entry term(s) Bridge Collapse
Bridge Collapses
Bridge Failures
Collapse, Bridge
Failure, Bridge
Failures, Bridge
Building Collapse - Narrower
Concept UI M0521713
Scope note Loss of functional integrity of man-made structure.
Preferred term Building Collapse
Entry term(s) Building Collapses
Collapse, Building
Collapses, Building



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