Warehouse Tornado Damage

As a tornado passed through Northern Texas, damaging a warehouse. The tornado opened part of the ceiling and damaged the steel moment frames. N-J was contacted to review the structure and determine how much of the structure was salvageable. N-J observed buckled moment frames and failed anchor bolts. Due to the extreme amount of damage, the age of the building and because pre-fabricated buildings vary from each supplier, it was recommended that the entire structure be replaced.