Report blames design flaws for Dallas facility collapse

10/6/2009 | Dallas Morning News (free registration), The

Incorrect wind-code calculations, weakness in steel framing and other serious design flaws contributed to the collapse of the Dallas Cowboys practice facility in May, according to a federal report. The company that designed the facility had said it could withstand winds of 90 miles per hour, but the National Institute of Standards and Technology's report stated that wind speed at the time of the collapse was between 55 and 65 miles per hour.

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