Wind Forces Part 5: Wind Pressure Analysis, Strengthening Buildings, & Practical Considerations

Format: CE Course
CE Info: 1.25 HSW LU
Contact Info: Customer Service (

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 7-16, 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 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.

Register or Log in

Continuum Education

Convenient. Flexible. Affordable.

The Continuum Education Series is one of the most cost-effective ways for architects to fulfill their state and AIA continuing education requirements.
Read More

CE Program Support

Got Questions? Have Comments?

Do you have a question or need help with any of our CE Courses? Email us at, call us at 202/879-0520, or click here to complete the support form.

Follow NCARB