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- From: Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
- Date: Tue, 18 Aug 1998 20:02:30 -0400
40 years ago when I was going to school, a local subdivision promoted the strength of their homes by placing a dump truck on the (wood) roof and publishing that picture in their ads and press releases. Since we had just taken structural analysis and *knew* that wind lifted up, not down, it was our conclusion that the dump truck was there to keep the roof from blowing off. A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural) Tucson, Arizona Fred Niemczenia wrote: . > Apparently a Southeast Florida contractor(s) had built the ultimate home . > for Hurricane Andrew (catagory 5) style events. This was a cast-in-place . > concrete home, complete with reinforced concrete roof; a clay tile . > pattern was <GASP> textured on top. The convincing photo-op included the . > standard pick-up truck hoisted onto and resting on the roof. Shades of . > Dade-Broward!
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