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Tornado Load Provisions in ASCE 7-22


Tornado load provisions are a new addition to the ASCE 7-22 design loads standard. This session will present the background behind the provisions and when practitioners need to consider tornado loads in design. Similarities and differences between tornado loads and standard wind loads on MWFRS and C&C elements will be discussed. A design example will also be presented.

  • Course will award 1.5 hours of continuing education
  • Diamond Review approved in all 50 states
  • This webinar will be available as a recording. 


  • John O’Brien, P.E., S.E.

    John O'Brien, P.E., S.E., is a Senior Structural Engineer at Haskell in Atlanta, GA with over 15 years of structural design experience. He has extensive experience designing senior living, mixed use, hospitality, industrial and retail structures in hurricane prone regions. He has designed tornado shelters throughout the Midwest, and assisted clients in making economical design decisions to improve building resistance to the most common EF0-EF2 tornadoes. In addition to design work, he has investigated hurricane and tornado damage to structures throughout the Southeast, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. John is a voting member of NCSEA's Wind Engineering Committee and the ASCE 7 Wind Loads Subcommittee.

July 14, 2022
Thu 12:00 PM CDT

Duration 1H 30M

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