Or that could be a Brunswick Fail. Fenz took some snaps of the building that fell down yesterday. I have wondered about accidents like this for some time. I have looked at construction sites where construction workers have dug deep and there is an existing building next door. I gaze in puzzlement as to why the building next door does not fall into the hole.
Clearly some clever engineering works prevent such a thing happening, but obviously not fail safe engineering works.
The Brunswick fall has caused massive inconvenience to so many people and cost authorities and people lots of money.
This is just general speculation but I wonder if it is not like the way cars are now constructed, that is the 'just in time' process for supplying parts to be fitted to a car being built? If something goes wrong in the parts supply chain, the construction of the car stops.
The construction companies do not under engineer when shoring up a hole in the ground (I hope), but nor do they over engineer, which would cost more money. They hit the sweet spot, that is minimal expense and a shoring up that will work............but without a margin for error.