Fabrication Shop Building – Rathdrum, Idaho
A newly constructed shop building collapsed under the weight of snow from a winter storm that occurred in Rathdrum, Idaho in 2008. We flew to Idaho and arrived on site while the snow was still falling. The majority of the roof structure was on the ground and covered in a couple feet of snow. Even though most of the structure was covered, we were able to crawl around and under the debris to find evidence of missing bracing for the roof trusses. These missing braces explained why the building lasted less than a year.