Wind Forces Part 1: The Nature of Wind & Its Implications for Buildings

Format: CE Course
CE Info: 1.75 HSW LU
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While advances in technology have led to expanded code requirements and greater client expectations for building performance, the unexpectedly high pressures associated with wind forces often result in extensive building failures. This course introduces the learner to the fundamental concepts and vocabulary associated with wind forces. The technical aspects of wind forces are also reviewed, with particular emphasis on how buildings behave when subjected to wind and the structural aspects of building behavior. This is the first in a series of five courses on wind forces. Each part may be taken as an individual course. This 2022 edition is a substantial update of the original Wind Forces course first published in 2017.

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