Wind Forces Part 4: Improving Building Wind Resistance & Stabilization

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While architects cannot alter unexpectedly high wind pressures, building connection details and their strength can be considered within the architect’s scope and control. This course reviews the methods that can be used to improve building resistance against overturning, uplift, and sliding. Also reviewed are the use of horizontal and vertical wind collectors to distribute surface pressures and mechanical dampers to decrease lateral movement caused by wind pressures. Using the directional procedure specified in the ASCE 7-16 standard, the course also presents a wind pressure analysis for an example building type. This is the fourth 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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