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This book focuses on the updates to the wind load requirements of the newest edition of Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, Standard ASCE/SEI 7-10. The wind load provisions have undergone the most extensive revision since the 1995 edition of the Standard. Generally following the organization of the wind chapters in ASCE 7-10, this handy reference briefly summarizes each change to the wind provisions that might affect actual practice or enforcement and then presents the precise wording of the change. The impact of a change is explained in clear, straightforward language accompanied by diagrams, examples, and color photographs and illustrations to enrich the reader’s understanding. Key changes include: Complete reorganization of the wind provisions from a single chapter to six new chapters that are topic specific; New strength design-based (ultimate) wind speed maps; Applicability of the Wind-Borne Debris Regions; Addition of two new simplified methods for buildings with mean roof heights up to 160 ft.; Exposure categories; Refinements to the low-rise method (envelope procedure); Improvements to determination of loads on rooftop equipment; and Clarifications on roof overhang and soffit loads. Content: Front Matter • Preface • Table of Contents • Interactive Graphs Table (5) •Part I. Reorganization All Sections •Part II. General Requirements for Determining Wind Loads Basic Wind Speeds Surface Roughness Categories Exposure Categories Protection of Glazed Openings Frequency Determination Protection of Glazed Openings and Roof Aggregate •Part III. Analytical Methods for Determining Wind Loads (MWFRS) Roof Overhangs Minimum Design Wind Loads External MWFRS Pressure Coefficients - Envelope Procedure (Low-Rise Buildings) •Part IV. Simplified Methods for Determining Wind Loads (MWFRS) Definitions, Simple Diaphragm Building Enclosed Simple Diaphragm Low-Rise Buildings - Wind Loads - (MWFRS) Enclosed Simple Diaphragm Buildings with h ≤ 160 ft (48.8 m) •Part V. Components and Cladding Buildings with h ≤ 160 ft (48.8 m) (Simplified) Simplified Method for Component and Cladding Loads Roof Overhangs •Part VI. Other Buildings and Structures Solid Freestanding Walls and Solid Signs Rooftop Structures and Equipment •Part VII. Wind Tunnel Testing Mean Recurrence Intervals of Load Effects Limitations on Loads • About the Author
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Stafford (/ˈstæfərd/) is the county town of Staffordshire, in the West Midlands of England. It lies approximately 16 miles (26 km) north of Wolverhampton, 18 miles (29 km) south of Stoke-on-Trent and 24 miles (39 km) north-west of Birmingham.
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