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Frequently Asked Wind Questions Answered


The NCSEA wind engineering committee has collected the most frequently asked questions of the past five years.

This session will go through answers to these frequently asked questions. Topics will include:
• Wind loads on balcony handrails,
• Shielding and buildings with expansion joints,
• Drift limits and serviceability under wind loads,
• Wind loads on rooftop screen walls,
• Wind loads on temporary structures,
• The reason ASCE 7 wind loads are now at ultimate levels, along with three maps instead of one,
• Difference between 3-second gust and fastest-mile wind speed,
• Relation between ASCE 7 wind speeds and hurricane categories,

This session will discuss these frequently encountered situations and how to use current research and codes to address these designs safely and efficiently.

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


  • Emily Guglielmo, S.E.

    Emily Guglielmo, S.E., has two decades of structural engineering experience, all with Martin/Martin, Inc. She began her career in their Denver, CO area office, and is currently a Principal with the firm, managing their San Francisco Bay Area office. She has lectured on wind load provisions nationally and internationally and is the Chair of the NCSEA Wind Engineering Committee and a voting member of the ASCE 7 Wind Loads Subcommittee. A licensed SE, Emily has received a number of awards, including an SEI Fellow and the Susan M. Frey NCSEA Educator Award, for effective instruction for practicing structural engineers.

  • Don Scott, P.E., S.E.

    Don Scott, P.E., S.E., is a Senior Principal with PCS Structural Solutions. Mr. Scott has over 39 years of experience in the design, evaluation, and rehabilitation of building structures. He was the principal investigator for the ASCE/SEI Prestandard for Performance-Based Wind Design. Mr. Scott is Chair of the SEI Codes and Standards Executive Committee, Chair of the ASCE 7 Wind Load Subcommittee, member of the ASCE 7 Main Committee and past Chair of the NCSEA Wind Engineering Committee. Mr. Scott is President Elect of the Structural Engineering Institute, a member of the SEI Board of Governors and a past President of the Board of Directors of the Applied Technology Council.

August 23, 2022
Tue 12:00 PM CDT

Duration 1H 30M

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