RedVector is proud to release a new course, Wind Design Using ASCE 7-10.
This course discusses how to use the wind load provisions of ASCE 7-10 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures. The course covers the basics of wind engineering including the atmospheric and aerodynamic effects of wind on buildings. The changes recently adopted for use in ASCE 7-10 will be a prominent part of the material including revised wind speed maps and a building classification system based on risk of a natural hazard to the building or contents, instead of occupancy as used in previous versions of the standard. Several methods for determining wind pressures will be described, including those that utilize tabular results. The course will conclude with a couple of worked example problems to illustrate the concepts and use of the ASCE 7 standard.
By the end of this course, you will be able to apply the wind load provisions in ASCE 7-10 to properly design buildings that are safe for its occupants; learn about changes to ASCE 7-10 that will affect the safety of the public; identify the most appropriate wind provisions to use for various building types and configurations that provide the most safety and building resiliency to the public; and recognize the limitations in the use of simplified wind provisions in identifying issues that require more thorough or unique analysis.
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