Snow Retention

When the architect thinks about snow, the first issue that comes to mind is loading on the roof, however the design work does not stop there.  Retention of snow that has piled up on that metal roof is a real safety concern and steps must be taken to make sure that the hundreds of pounds of material does not come down from that roof all at once posing a safety risk to both property and people.  Even at that, the designer’s work is not done since the connection of these devices can relate to a number of holes in the roof deck that must now be protected against leaking.

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Build Legacies: Metal