Definitions

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  • adjective Spanning over a long period of time.

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Examples

  • Aluminum long-span roofing sheets and wire gauze lined the top of the fencing.

    'Treachery in the Yard'

  • Seventy-five percent of buildings with long-span roofs (greater than 5 m clear span) were severely damaged, and only 17 percent were without significant damage (Spence and others, 1996, p. 1059).

    Volcanic Ash&#151Effects to Buildings and Mitigation Strategies

  • Seventy-five percent of buildings with long-span roofs (greater than 5 m clear span) were severely damaged, and only 17 percent were without significant damage (Spence and others, 1996, p. 1059).

    Volcanic Ash&#151Effects to Buildings and Mitigation Strategies

  • Since each section of floor on the long-span side weighed about 500 tons, I would explore these ‘explosive’ sounds in Tower 1 as evidence of a floor or floors detaching and impacting the floors below on the south side which most probably accelerated south wall failure.

    Debunking the Controlled Demolition Theory

  • Columns in the center of rooms, or other obstructions, are removed and replaced with long-span beams in the ceiling – costly but well worth getting back unobstructed open spaces.

    Build Blog » Mid-century modernization

  • It doesn't take a real strong wind to pick up a long-span roof up like that, but when I start to see some of these pictures here where you can see structures, depending on how well-built they are, some of those walls are knocked out, so that could indicate possibly what we would call a severe tornado or major tornado that could possibly be an EF3 or more.

    CNN Transcript Apr 25, 2007

  • To add insult to injury, heavy rains poured on the snow-covered roofs, adding dangerous weight, and finally our long-span arena buckled.

    Healed by Horses

  • To add insult to injury, heavy rains poured on the snow-covered roofs, adding dangerous weight, and finally our long-span arena buckled.

    Healed by Horses

  • When it opened in 1932, the Skyway got raves from the American Institute of Steel Construction, which singled it out as "Most Beautiful Steel Structure" among long-span bridges.

    WFMU's Beware of the Blog:

  • To add insult to injury, heavy rains poured on the snow-covered roofs, adding dangerous weight, and finally our long-span arena buckled.

    Healed by Horses

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