Animal Science Department


Date of this Version

January 1998


Published in 1998 Nebraska Swine Report, compiled by Duane E. Reese, Associate Professor and Extension Swine Specialist, Department of Animal Science. Prepared by the staff in Animal Science and cooperating Departments for use in Extension, Teaching and Research programs. Published by Cooperative Extension Division, Agricultural Research Division, and Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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During the investigation of a collapsed building, inadequate design loads and inappropriate construction practices are often discovered. A building failure adversely affects a producer’s ability to generate income. A well designed and constructed building costs only slightly more than a mediocre one. Insisting on good design, use of high-quality materials and a qualified contractor reduces the risk of structural failure.