While it floats softly down through the air, snow can be deceptively heavy. If snow accumulates on top of structures, it puts an additional load on the structure and can cause serious damage, and even cause a structure to collapse. In areas that experience regular snow fall, buildings must be designed to withstand the snow and/or be designed with features to minimize snow accumulation.
Good control buildings are something to behold. They are special purpose structures of high quality that are designed around their contents, operation, maintenance, code, safety and design requirements. Sometimes it’s easy, but most of the time it’s a site-specific challenge to design a structure that will work well, look good, and enable the owner to have access to, and the ability to, remove and reinstall every piece over the course of the building’s life.
A simple fact is that weather can’t be controlled or restrained, which makes it important to design a structure that is resistant to weather and will be able to withstand events such as fires, snow, high winds, or storms. Designing a resistant and reliable structure ensures that it can withstand harsh weather and stand to be enjoyed on more temperate days.
The Laughlin Park project was a great opportunity for Romtec and Romtec Utilities combined, to demonstrate our respective fields of expertise. While the products from each company may differ, both companies supply important pieces of infrastructure around the nation.
Natural disasters are often unpredictable and can be devastating for community spaces, but when disaster strikes, Romtec is there to help.