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09.10.15 | Wind Engineering: Beyond the Code

Wind loading codes and standards are designed to provide reasonably reliable design for the majority of buildings and structures. However, they don’t cover unusual forms or, often, wind sensitive components. Education about wind engineering can be sparse, and a large proportion of wind-induced failures result from lack of recognition of potential wind-sensitivity during design. The presentation will examine code limitations and present examples of under-designed structures and components. Alternative design approaches will also be described.