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ASCE/SEI Prestandard for Performance-Based Wind Design AVAILABLE NOW!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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ASCE/SEI Prestandard for Performance-Based Wind Design is now available as a free download. 

The Prestandard presents a recommended alternative to the prescriptive procedures for wind design of buildings contained in the nationally adopted standard Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE 7) and the International Building Code (IBC).

The Prestandard provides a performance-based approach for wind that is compatible with currently used performance-based approached for seismic design. Properly implemented, the Prestandard results in buildings that are capable of achieving the wind performance objectives specified by ASCE 7, and in many instances, superior performance to such objectives.

SEI received a Research Grant from the Charles Pankow Foundation (CPF) of $150,000, for the development and publishing of the Prestandard , and is available on the ASCE Library,SEI and CPF websites.