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Faulty design, construction blamed in roof collapse


Faulty design, construction blamed in roof collapse

The Havre High School roof collapsed on Dec. 30 because it was designed to outdated standards and was then not built up to what was designed.

That's the finding of Thomas, Dean & Hoskins, the Great Falls engineering firm that conducted a study into the Dec. 30 roof collapse.

In addition to the snow and wind, the report commissioned by the Havre School Board states that the "columns were inadequately designed to support the 30 pounds per square foot snow load required by the 1994 Uniform Building Code."

When Havre Public Schools hired D...

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