Inadequate building codes and enforcement put people at risk

05/8/2013 | Inhabitat

The recent building collapse in Bangladesh that left more than 700 dead shows that the "construction industry in Bangladesh is broken," Bridgette Meinhold writes. Reports say that the garment factory was supposed to be built as a six-story building, but two more floors were added, and prior to the day of the collapse, cracks were found in the structure. "Hopefully, in the wake of this accident, the local government can revamp their process and begin truly enforcing the codes that were in place. Other countries and cities should also take heed -- bad buildings kill," Meinhold writes.

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