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Design flaw blamed for fall of school roof

By Mary Vorsino

POSTED: 10:19 a.m. HST, Dec 18, 2012

~~<p>The roof collapse at Farrington High School's auditorium is believed to have been caused by a design failure dating back to the building's original construction 58 years ago, according to a preliminary report.</p>
<p>Structural engineers hired by the Department of Education to determine how the roof came down &mdash; and whether other buildings may also be at risk &mdash; concluded that maintenance, the age of the building and condition of the roof did not appear to be factors in the collapse Nov. 23, said Ray L'Heureux, Department of Education assistant superintendent for facilities and school support services.</p>
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The roof collapse at Farrington High School's auditorium is believed to have been caused by a design failure dating back to the building's original construction 58 years ago, according to a preliminary report.

Structural engineers hired by the Department of Education to determine how the roof came down — and whether other buildings may also be at risk — concluded that maintenance, the age of the building and condition of the roof did not appear to be factors in the collapse Nov. 23, said Ray L'Heureux, Department of Education assistant superintendent for facilities and school support services. Login for more...



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