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Comprehensive Overview of Wind Loads Provisions for Standard ASCE 7-16 Provided in New ASCE Press Book

Parul Dubey on March 30, 2020 - in Buildings, News

RESTON, Va. Wind Loads: Guide to the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-16 provides a comprehensive overview of the wind load provisions in Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE/SEI 7-16, giving users the tools and insight needed to apply ASCE 7-16 in everyday practice.

Authors Coulbourne and Stafford focus on the provisions that affect the planning, design and construction of buildings for residential and commercial purposes and introduce readers to the relevant sections of the standard, an overview of the design procedures, and the revised wind speed maps.

Topics include engineering methods for designing for and managing precipitation extremes and floods throughout the life cycle of a building, approaches to uncertainty and how acceptable risk is determined, and interactions with climate scientists on engineering needs for climate information and projections. Also included is a report on the discussions held during the workshop and the conclusions and recommendations that were drawn.

This is an essential reference for practicing structural engineers, as it offers the most authoritative and in-depth interpretation of the wind loads section of Standard ASCE/SEI 7-16.

To purchase online visit the ASCE Bookstore

Limited review copies are available for book reviews. Please contact Kevin Higgins, khiggins@asce.org; phone 703-295-6266.

 
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