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> From: "John J. Treff" <jjtreff(--nospam--at)hotmail.com>

> I am all in favor of fair competition but also in favor of comparing "apples
> to apples". One of my designs is competing against this type of 
> structureless roofs:
> 
> http://www.arcotecho.com.mx/
> http://www.techossinestructura.com/
> 
> Can anyone think and share any technical arguments of why a traditional
> building with roof trusses or portal frames would be advantageous over this
> type of roofs?

My first thought is that they are not using the same roof loads that you
probably want to use. Probable code interpretation issue.

-- 
R. Paul Ransom, P. Eng.
Civil/Structural/Project/International
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
<mailto:ado26(--nospam--at)hwcn.org> <http://www.hwcn.org/~ad026/civil.html>

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