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Roof Collapse

Roof Collapse

Roof Collapse

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"More than a dozen people were hurt Saturday night when a roof collapsed at an off-campus house near Ohio State University in Columbus, officials said, but none of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening."

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/roof-collapse-columbu...

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RE: Roof Collapse

It looks like a tired old porch roof that hosted one too many frat parties.


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My guess - the brick columns fell outwards, and pulled the roof off of the front wall. The interesting item here will be discovering the initiating event.

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No snow accumulation design? (I know not normal for residential, back then).

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-Dik

RE: Roof Collapse

Quote (CBS News)

... 15 to 45 people on the roof at the time of the collapse ...

Nevermind snow load. The connection at the house likely detached.

RE: Roof Collapse

"You mean that this wasn't built to be used as a deck?"

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Darwin Award nominations are flowing in.

RE: Roof Collapse

Were any of them engineering or physics students?

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It's a wonder these don't happen more often.

I played in a band in college and when we played a frat party in an old house, the floor was packed with dancers. The floor really got to bouncing.

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Kind of like this - At Iowa State in Ames, Iowa - probably in the 1990's some time.

RE: Roof Collapse

I wonder how many times the design load that garage is supporting?

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The original photo shows that there is at least a 20 ft clear span between the end columns and no intermediate columns. Normal lumber design estimates for the 1950's- 60's would place support columns not further than 8 ft centers - I think at least one of the supporting columns were removed first.

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RE: Roof Collapse

Davefitz is probably correct. One or more intermediate columns may have been removed over the years.

RE: Roof Collapse

You can see the remains of what was likely a brick intermediate column at 2/5th from the left. Likely not central so it doesn't block the view from the window.

RE: Roof Collapse

Yeah, f it was Saturday night at a frat house I'll bet most of them or MANY more than that were ON the roof, rather than under it.

RE: Roof Collapse

It doesn't look like it broke in the middle though. I can see the eves trough going across the front still and it doesn't have any wrinkles in it around the middle. The left end could just inside the column have been where it broke, or it broken when it fell.

I do find it odd that the sheeting and shingles are missing on a big chunk of the roof. It doesn't look like something a search and rescue team would have done and there's no reason it would peel off like that.

A partially crushed wheel chair and a pool with a vodka bottle in it. Must have been a party.

RE: Roof Collapse

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Quote (Darwin Award nominations are flowing in.)


I think for Darwin, you need fatalities to remove the individuals from the gene pool.

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RE: Roof Collapse

"I do find it odd that the sheeting and shingles are missing on a big chunk of the roof."

Lionel, I think that's the right side of the hip that has inverted so it's now upside down.

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