Update 2021: Eindhoven Airport Building Collapse

History

This story has quite a few development updates, catch up on the previous posts below:

Fully Operational

The brand new, fully rebuilt multipurpose building as it stands today.

A closer look during our 2021 vacation departure from Eindhoven Airport

Update 2020: Eindhoven Airport Building Collapse

History

The Update

The speculation made initially by the early investigators citing the the probable cause as material failure was completely wrong.

After a thorough forensic investigation by the Dutch Safety Board, the actual fault was found and the origin of the fault that caused the collapse was due to an error made by the construction company.

The investigation discovered that load bearing floor panels had been installed with incorrect orientation. The panels were meant to be crossing the pillars laterally and instead they were positioned longitudinally across the support pillars, leading to catastrophic structural integrity failure.

Below is a quote from the official investigation.

Eindhoven Airport and construction company BAM reached an agreement on the financial settlement of the incident of 27 May 2017, in which the parking garage at Eindhoven Airport partially collapsed. Fortunately no casualties occurred during the incident.

At the beginning of April 2018 BAM started with the rebuilding of the parking garage. Completion is planned for October 2019. The parties do not make any further announcements regarding the content of the agreement reached.

“We are pleased that with this agreement we can put a stop to financial settlement and we can focus on the future”, says Joost Meijs, general manager of Eindhoven Airport.

“The settlement fits within the provision made by BAM in the fourth quarter of 2017,” says Jaap Hazeleger, director BAM Bouw en Techniek bv. “The rebuilding is progressing well.”

Eindhoven / Bunnik, 2 January 2019
Source

Dutch Safety Board

The Dutch Safety Board did an interesting video (in English) about this entire story. Check it out!

Vlog: LZ-OG: Lanzarote – 2019

First vacation since Ilona-Ruby’s miraculous treatment, its been a hell of a time getting to this moment, and its all on me to pull all the suitcases and I don’t mind one bit. 😎

Here’s our vacation video and a nifty soundtrack made in an 8-bar mono-synthesizer called Figure.

It doesn’t actually have a sequencer, so the output is recorded live while each 8-bar files is swapped in realtime. Heh! 🤣

Vlog: The Lake

The Mastbos is a nearby forest in the city of Breda, it has a spectacular landscape and is a great place to go for a gentle stroll.

This video was shot on one of the sunny days a few weeks after Ilona-Ruby’s last radiotherapy. It was good to be outside again.

The music is composed for this video, its everything and its nothing. Inspired by Mike Oldfield, it leans heavily on some of his greatest riffs. Enjoy: The Lake.

Vlog: Happy New Year – Rijen 2019

Happy 2019!

Here’s hoping for a miracle…. it has not been easy coming to terms with my beloved Ilona-Ruby being recently diagnosed with cancer. Everything is now on hold indefinitely while we work through this together. This means no contact with the outside world during treatment with chemotherapy as the impact on her autoimmune system is that serious.

Vlog: Mastbos: Return to Ommadawn

Mike Oldfield’s chilly Return to Ommadawn album dropped and so it was to be. A walk in the last sunset of November, in the afternoon at half past three.

A place we frequently try to return to- as it is always changing, the lake at this place is very shallow and when dried up it reveals ancient farm cuts in the land. Its an incredibly beautiful place.

Video shot on a DJI Spark drone and piloted manually, composited in Luma Fusion, the colors are unaltered.