Engineering plans for Christmas

You may have seen this funny engineering depiction of a home designed for Santa. Here’s what an actual engineer had to say:

I checked the drawing for accuracy and noticed the following:

  1. There is ADA accessible signage on the roof, but no ADA compliant roof access.
  2. 1/4 kip tree stand loading spec seems excessive unless tree climbing by heavy persons (e.g. Santa) is expected. Cost savings could be realized by reducing load spec and instead posting “no climbing” signs at base of tree.
  3. Rooftop runway and chimney access should be provided with OSHA approved guard rails.

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