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Topic # 68314 19-Sep-2010 10:20
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Looking at those photos it seems it was built on the cheap. Didn't they factor in a heavy snow fall when they
designed the roof, it is the south island and it does snow down there.





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  Reply # 381808 19-Sep-2010 10:52
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wmoore: From Stuff

Looking at those photos it seems it was built on the cheap. Didn't they factor in a heavy snow fall when they
designed the roof, it is the south island and it does snow down there.



For sure the structural engineer will be feeling pretty sick right now. 

A bit of a leap saying it was "built on the cheap" just by looking at those photos.




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  Reply # 381830 19-Sep-2010 11:52
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JimmyLizar:
wmoore: From Stuff

Looking at those photos it seems it was built on the cheap. Didn't they factor in a heavy snow fall when they
designed the roof, it is the south island and it does snow down there.



For sure the structural engineer will be feeling pretty sick right now. 

A bit of a leap saying it was "built on the cheap" just by looking at those photos.



Not a leap at all.




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  Reply # 381832 19-Sep-2010 11:57
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It was only about half a foot of snow too. I live in central otago and am sure the structures here have to be able to withstand at least a meter of snow. Can't believe that it wasn't engineered to hold at least half a meter. Talk about an engineering fail!

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  Reply # 381868 19-Sep-2010 13:54
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How often does it snow in Invercargill ?

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  Reply # 381901 19-Sep-2010 15:21
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30 kids in there playing tennis AND the council knew that is was potentially unsafe all along.

Arses should be getting a right royal kicking over this... but I'm sure they won't because of our no-blame culture.

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  Reply # 381902 19-Sep-2010 15:24
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GeekGuy: How often does it snow in Invercargill ?

Pretty sure it would be at least once a year on average.



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  Reply # 382535 20-Sep-2010 23:30
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wmoore:
JimmyLizar:
wmoore: From Stuff

Looking at those photos it seems it was built on the cheap. Didn't they factor in a heavy snow fall when they
designed the roof, it is the south island and it does snow down there.



For sure the structural engineer will be feeling pretty sick right now. 

A bit of a leap saying it was "built on the cheap" just by looking at those photos.



Not a leap at all.


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  Reply # 382654 21-Sep-2010 12:49
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Couple of things I heard on the news regarding this one:

It was reported that the snow had a high moisture content in it, therefore was much heavier.

Engineers said that it was built to high standards, however there was media coverage of design changes due to complaints from neighbours.

My guess is this is going to be drawn out with a lot of finger pointing going on.

Look on the bright side though, nice new stadium for them! :) Better hope they have insurance!

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  Reply # 382659 21-Sep-2010 12:57
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Apparently the NIMBYs in the area objected to the original pointy roof line and the council got it lowered to make it flat. Ain't the RMA a wonderful thing when safety can be compromized because of it..




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