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Uncertainties over Structural Strength Prevail

11, 25. 2005

Kimura Construction, the builder of condominium blocks of which the structural strength was falsified, on Nov. 24 announced to file for bankruptcy. The strength reports of earthquake resistance had been fabricated by Aneha Architect Office in Chiba Prefecture, Eastern Japan. Since the structures are deemed unable to withstand even a moderately powerful earthquake, there is a move to demolish or rebuild such structures, which has led to the failure of the Kumamoto-based constructor.

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