Assignment on Contemporary Society

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Running head: CONTEMPORARY SOCIETYContemporary societyName of the Student:Name of the University:Author’s Note:
1CONTEMPORARY SOCIETYTable of ContentsAnswer to question 1:......................................................................................................................2Reasons for the collapse of Rana Plaza:..........................................................................................2Responsibilities of several parties to collapse:................................................................................3Answer to question 2:......................................................................................................................5Actions to be taken to reduce the collapse of such tragedy:............................................................5Answer to question 3:......................................................................................................................8Development of typology for corporate strategies:.........................................................................8References list:...............................................................................................................................11Answer to question 1:Rana Plaza was an eight storey building that was owned by Sohel Rana that housedseveral garments factories and was situated in twenty four kilometres outside Dhaka in Savar.Itwas a garment factory that used to manufacturers products for supplying to clothing retailers and
2CONTEMPORARY SOCIETYforeign apparels.The collapse of this giant building resulted in death over eight hundred workersand is regarded as deadliest building collapse in history (Fitchet al.2015). Bangladesh is thesecond largest producer of garments in the world and it is an attractive destination forinternational brands because of lowest production cost associated with employment benefits,wages and safety and health.The accident or collapse of Rana Plaza building was mainlyattributable to prevailing corruption in the construction industry (Murshedet al.2016).Reasons for the collapse of Rana Plaza:Inadequate designs in the structure of building and multiple factors were responsible forthis inadequate design in building. This comprise of constructing building in illegal way,managerial staffs ignorance of dangerous to workers at workplace and poor regulations ofinspection and codes. Owner of building approved construction process by bribing officials ofgovernment and acquired illegal permits by using his political connections and aggressivetenacity. Manager and owner of garment factory ignored warning signs of collapse depictedthrough numerous cracks in building throughout its structure accompanied by expression ofcautions by local engineers. The collapse of rana Plaza building had brought changes inprocedures of inspection, Bangladesh building codes and factories safety standards. Enforcementof regulation and factory conditions have been improved by three major initiatives as encouragedby foreign governments, Bangladeshi’s public outrage, retail companies and world organizations(ter Haar 2013). Such initiatives are intended to bring change in designing structure of buildings,designing safer working conditions and enforcement of regulations. Moreover, there would alsobe increased involvement from corporations who have the responsibility of contracting work tofactories. ‘
3CONTEMPORARY SOCIETYThe cause of failure and collapse of Rana Plaza was determined by investigationorganized by Bangladeshi government. Such investigation was directed and organized at highlevel of committee to ascertain the cause. Several contributing causes were discoveredthroughout the investigation and it was since the moment of initiation of building construction.Some of the causes are listed below:Usage of poor quality of construction materials in constructing such a giant factorybuildingUnsuitability of land for such multi story constructionPrevalence of higher demand within the garment marketPoor enforcement and regulations of building codesPlacing of excessive loads on the building that did not align with the criteria of designs.Therefore, from the above discussion, it can be inferred that a whole lot of people wereresponsible for the collapse of Rana Plaza factory building. They involve government officials,factory owners and corrupt government officials.Responsibilities of several parties to collapse:In Bangladesh, politics and corruption plays a major role in the construction of industry.In order to convince government officials for receiving approval, owners of building are able toexert influence by getting around law. It was indicated by many instances that depicted the factthe rana Plaza building construction should be stopped. There exists significant level ofcorruption throughout the construction industry in Bangladesh as indicated by statistical value. Itis the responsibility of government officials to disallow the construction of such buildings. It isindicated by Bangladesh Building code that seeks application and receiving of occupancy
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