Assessment of Failures of Post-Frame Buildings in New York State Due to Snow Load
Gooch, C.A.; K.G. Gebremedhin
A series of winter storm events during early January, 1999 resulted in significant accumulations of precipitation in many areas of New York State. Several agricultural structures failed as a result of the excessive snow load. Many of these were post-frame buildings constructed to house dairy cattle. A field investigation was conducted with the objective of evaluating why the buildings failed.
post-frame; snow; barns; dairy
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