oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - How safe are timber roof structures?
Extracted from text ... THE FAILURE OF ROOF STRUCTURES is of great concern not only to engineers, but also to property owners, both commercial and residential. The cost of a failure can be substantial. This article attempts to convey some truths and dispel some myths about the safety of timber roofs. In the last few years we have seen both steel roofs and timber roofs fail. Unfortunately, probably more timber roofs have failed than steel roofs, simply because there are far more timber roofs. Many consulting engineers and clients who are nervous about the past failures of some timber roofs have considered using steel roofs ..
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