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  • Leslie
    July 02, 2010 - 13:35

    Worst kind.

  • Tim
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    By not being on the site, but from many years investigating events such as this, a recomendation for future consideration would be with the plates at the foundation. The sheared off bolts seem to be poorly thought out for any potential laterial loading.

    This event could have taken place once the structure was completed and in use. We should consider it a lucky turn of events that this happened prior to operation and any occupation.

    I use larger mounting bolts on a wind turbine. It is better to be safe then sorry.

  • Barb
    July 02, 2010 - 13:29

    It's too bad about the wind damage, but its an ill wind that don't blow somebody some good. Profits will have to take second spot for the uninterrupted view of the lake for a little while.

  • Hank
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    Who's the engineering firm responsible for this climatic oversight.

    More experts and less professionals please.

  • David
    July 02, 2010 - 13:19

    Perhaps others, as I do, remember a humorous Mordillo poster from the 1980s.....a rectangular island with steep cliffs, a soccer pitch laid out on top, and the ball floating in the ocean below.

    Classic!

  • Former Newfoundlander
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    It has to do with the erection process,
    knowing high winds were expected
    temp. bracing should of been welded
    in a manner that would withstand the wind loads. (A steel structure is not a turbine and does not require the big bolts as per the last comment. Could of had 5 DIA bolts the same thing would of happen.) This happens more than people think, unfortunate but it happens.
    I am no engineer either,but from working with structural steel it was human over sight and timing with the mother nature fury of wind. The sturture is design to act as a diaphram in this case the diaphram was not complete.

    Just a rookie's opinion!

  • Leslie
    July 01, 2010 - 20:24

    Worst kind.

  • Tim
    July 01, 2010 - 20:18

    By not being on the site, but from many years investigating events such as this, a recomendation for future consideration would be with the plates at the foundation. The sheared off bolts seem to be poorly thought out for any potential laterial loading.

    This event could have taken place once the structure was completed and in use. We should consider it a lucky turn of events that this happened prior to operation and any occupation.

    I use larger mounting bolts on a wind turbine. It is better to be safe then sorry.

  • Barb
    July 01, 2010 - 20:16

    It's too bad about the wind damage, but its an ill wind that don't blow somebody some good. Profits will have to take second spot for the uninterrupted view of the lake for a little while.

  • Hank
    July 01, 2010 - 20:11

    Who's the engineering firm responsible for this climatic oversight.

    More experts and less professionals please.

  • David
    July 01, 2010 - 20:01

    Perhaps others, as I do, remember a humorous Mordillo poster from the 1980s.....a rectangular island with steep cliffs, a soccer pitch laid out on top, and the ball floating in the ocean below.

    Classic!

  • Former Newfoundlander
    July 01, 2010 - 19:57

    It has to do with the erection process,
    knowing high winds were expected
    temp. bracing should of been welded
    in a manner that would withstand the wind loads. (A steel structure is not a turbine and does not require the big bolts as per the last comment. Could of had 5 DIA bolts the same thing would of happen.) This happens more than people think, unfortunate but it happens.
    I am no engineer either,but from working with structural steel it was human over sight and timing with the mother nature fury of wind. The sturture is design to act as a diaphram in this case the diaphram was not complete.

    Just a rookie's opinion!