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Wind Forces Part V: Example of Wind Pressure Analysis/Strengthening Buildings for Wind Resistance/ Practical Considerations for Wind-Resistant Buildings Summarized

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CE Info: 1.00 HSW LU
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For existing buildings that are found to have wind resistance deficiencies, there is often no easy way of correcting the deficiencies without damaging finishes. For new buildings, however, achieving acceptable wind resistance is a relatively simple task, since needed structural elements, strength requirements, and connection details can be incorporated during the design process. Using the "envelope procedure" specified in ASCE 7-10, this course reviews the wind pressure analysis for an example building type. In addition, the methods that can be used to strengthen buildings for wind resistance are discussed as well as some practical considerations for wind-resistant buildings. This is the fifth course in a series of five courses on wind forces. Each part may be taken as an individual course.

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