This helpful guide focuses on the wind load provisions of Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, Standard ASCE/SEI 7-05, as they affect the planning, design, and construction of buildings for residential and commercial purposes. This revised and updated guide provides users with an overview of the provisions and a detailed explanation of recommended design procedures. Users of this guide will benefit from the 13 worked examples and more than 30 frequently asked questions, grouped by topic. Wind Loads also addresses new provisions introduced in ASCE 7-05.
This book is an essential reference for practicing structural engineers who design buildings and structures, as it offers the most authoritative and in-depth interpretation of the wind loads section of ASCE Standard 7-05.
About the Authors
Kishor C. Mehta, Ph.D., P.E., Horn Professor of Civil Engineering, is the founder and former director of Wind Science and Engineering Research Center at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. He served as chairman of the ASCE 7 Task Committee on Wind Loads for ASCE 7-88 and ASCE 7-95. He is lead author of the Guide to the Use of Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-95, ASCE 7-98, and ASCE 7-02.
William L. Coulbourne, P.E., is director of Wind and Flood Hazard Mitigation for the Applied Technology Council, with his office located in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. He is a member of the ASCE 7 Wind Load Task Committee and the ASCE 7 Main Committee.