What went wrong here?

Started by MushCreek, January 13, 2014, 07:00:23 PM

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I don't know if any of you have seen the footage of a Raleigh NC condo under construction that blew down in straight-line winds Saturday. As far along as they had gotten in the structure, it doesn't seem like that should have happened. The whole building moved as the structure underneath failed. What were they going to do to that foundation that hadn't already been done? Can you imagine if it had been finished and occupied?


I'm not poor- I'm financially underpowered.


There was one beside it that appeared to be just a little further ahead that survived.   ???


Someone is in a lot of trouble...  :-\


Saw that on TV a few days back.
Just because something has been done and has not failed, doesn't mean it is good design.


Wonder if they didn't have the simpson strong ties for sheer transfer completely in yet.  If all the sheer came from waterlogged OSB, it'd be about as stable as a house of cards

  I'm looking in the background for a large, abominable, canis lupus.
Find what you love and let it kill you.