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Re: Re: retaining snow loads

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I don't doubt your word on this.  If you say it is 100 feet a year, and
confirm the 100 feet, then I believe you.  But being originally from PA, and
now in TX, I just can't fathom how you could survive in 100 feet of snow. 
How in the world do you snow plow it?  Do you have these huge walls of snow
40 - 60 feet high on the side of the road?  Do you shovel your roof clean
after every snow, which must be every day for that big of snow fall?  What do
you do with 100 feet of snow melt in the spring?  How does a ski lift adjust
for 100 feet of snow?  Do you ride in gondolas 150 feet up?


seaint(--nospam--at) writes:
We had a failure of a ski area structure in Alaska due to lateral loading of
snow that slid off the roof.  Do not know if the design engineer wrote
anything about it. The structure is located at Alyeska Ski Resort, near
Anchorage.  Snow fall exceeds 100 feet per season.

Seems prudent to consider lateral loads from roof fallen snow.

Bill Scott, P.E.
VECO Engineering
949 East 36th Street, Suite 500
Anchorage, AK 99508


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