Wind Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE 7-10)

 Seminar Benefits | Learning Outcomes | Registration Information | Summary Outline

Upcoming Seminar Locations:

Austin, TX / December 5-6, 2013 (Hotel Info)
Secaucus, NJ / January 16-17, 2014 (Hotel Info)
Charleston, SC / February 20-21, 2014 (Hotel Info)

Register Now

Jon D. Raggett, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., M.ASCE 

Each Attendee Earns 1.4 CEUs

“Excellent presentation. The instructor was knowledgeable and kept our attention throughout; never dull or boring. This is the best ASCE seminar I have attended.” – William Bretnall, Madsen Kneppers & Associates, Ft Lauderdale, FL

Purpose and Background

In recent years the migration of people to the hurricane-prone coastline, general increase in the urban sprawl in the middle of the country, and the development of new high-tech, lightweight, building materials have increased the incidence of building disasters, and wind damage.  (Read More)  

Seminar Benefits

  • Get comprehensive guidelines for assessing wind loads to be used in the design of buildings and other structures
  • Review basic concepts of wind engineering (aerodynamics and structural dynamics)
  • Learn how to identify a wind design problem
  • Find out how wind damages buildings and ensure wind resistant construction
  • Learn about wind tunnel testing and the interpretation of results
  • Examine the provisions of ASCE 7-10
  • Learn how to review wind speed data
  • Use case studies to examine past performances of low, medium, and high-rise buildings in severe storms

Back to Top

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of wind engineering
  • Use ASCE 7-10 to interpret and incorporate the fundamentals of wind engineering
  • Calculate wind loads on buildings and other structures

Assessment of Learning Outcomes

Students’ achievement of the learning outcomes will be assessed through the development of example calculations in Sessions 5, 6, and 7.

Special Features

All attendees will receive a copy of the ASCE 7-10 “Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures".

Back to Top

Who Should Attend?

Engineers, Architects, Building Officials, and others involved with the design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings and other structures.

Registration Fees 

$1,325 Member | $1,555 Non-Member  

Register Now

Back to Top

Summary Outline

Time:  8:30am – 4:30pm

DAY 1

Wind Engineering Concepts

 Wind Characteristics

  • Historical wind speed data
  • Engineering description of the wind
  • Fundamentals of aerodynamics
  • Fundamentals of structural dynamics
  • Practical knowledge about hurricanes and tornadoes

Wind Loading Provisions of ASCE 7-10

  • Code Provisions
  • General format
  • Basic wind speeds
  • Velocity pressure
  • Gust effect factors
  • Pressure/force coefficients
  • Separation of load effects into main wind force resisting system (MWFRS) and components and cladding (C&C)
  • Zoning and edge strips – why are they necessary?
  • Limitations in application of standard
 

DAY 2 

Application of the Wind Load Provisions

  • Examples of wind loads
  • Low rise buildings
  • Medium rise buildings
  • Topographical effects

Wind Tunnel Tests  

  • Boundary-layer and aerodynamic wind tunnels
  • Factors affecting decisions to conduct wind tunnel tests
  • Information obtained from wind tunnel tests
  • Use of results in standard provisions

Other Codes and Standards  

  • New International Building Code
  • Deem-to-comply standards
  • Use of Foreign codes and standards
 

Back to Top  

Purpose and Background

In recent years the migration of people to the hurricane-prone coastline, general increase in the urban sprawl in the middle of the country, and the development of new high-tech, lightweight, building materials have increased the incidence of building disasters, and wind damage. Hurricanes Andrew (1992), Iniki (1992), Hugo (1989), four hurricanes of 2004, hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma of 2005 and the Kansas-Oklahoma tornado outbreaks (1999 & 2003) were catastrophic demonstrations of the increasing vulnerability of buildings and other structures (tanks, signs, towers, etc.) to severe wind storms. Wind induced property losses now annually exceed the sum of all other losses from natural hazards.

This seminar addresses wind effects, provides guidelines for assessing design wind loads for buildings and other structures, and offers a discussion of the advantages of wind tunnel testing. This seminar is based on the ASCE publications “Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE 7-10)” and “Significant Changes to the Wind Provisions of ASCE 7-10.” While much of the instruction focuses on assessing wind loads, a portion of the seminar is directed to review wind damage experience of the past thirty years and lessons learned from the experience. Discussion in the seminar will focus on the new ASCE 7-10 Standard.

DAY ONE of this seminar is devoted to a comprehensive review of basic wind engineering fundamentals and the background of the wind load provisions of the national standard, ASCE 7- 10.

DAY TWO focuses on the application of national standard ASCE 7-10 with hands-on experience gained by working through a number of examples utilizing provisions of ASCE 7-10. A portion of the day includes going beyond the standards, with discussion of the determination of site specific wind speed, and wind tunnel testing.

The fundamental goals of the seminar are:

  • To give you engineering understanding of wind, structural dynamics, and wind effects on buildings and structures
  • To describe how ASCE 7-10 interprets and incorporates the fundamentals of wind engineering in the document
  • To allow you to use provisions of ASCE 7-10 with correct interpretation to assess wind loads on buildings and structures

By attending this seminar you will:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of ASCE 7-10 wind load provisions and wind effects on buildings and other structures
  • Discuss interpretations and limitations of key provisions of ASCE 7-10
  • Have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss solutions with an expert who has over 40 years of experience dealing with wind effects
  • Interact with participants from across the country to share knowledge of wind resistant design

Hotel Information

Discounted hotel rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. See discount deadline and rates for each hotel below.

AUSTIN, TX
DECEMBER 5-6, 2013
Courtyard Marriott Austin University
5660 N. IH 35
Austin, TX 78751
www.courtyard.com
Phone: 512-458-2340
ASCE Hotel Rate: $149 Single/Double
Hotel Cut-Off: 11/13/2013

SECAUCUS, NJ
JANUARY 16-17, 2014
Embassy Suites Hotel Secaucus Meadlowlands
455 Plaza Drive
Secaucus, NJ 0
www.embassysuites.com
Phone: 201-864-7300
ASCE Hotel Rate: $145 Single/Double
Hotel Cut-Off: 12/25/2013

CHARLESTON, SC
FEBRUARY 20-21, 2014
Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina
20 Patriots Point Rd
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
www.charlestonharborresort.com
Phone: 888-856-0028
ASCE Hotel Rate: $99 Single/Double
Hotel Cut-Off: 1/20/2014 

About Face-to-Face Seminars

Back to Top

Seminar Benefits | Learning Outcomes | Registration Information | Summary Outline