Wind Loads on Solid Signs

Wind Loads on Solid Signs

Wind Loads on Solid Signs While in a dream driving down the highway, I saw the image shown above and I thought to myself that this must be a sign.   I was correct, it was a sign. A sign that we need to write an article explaining how to calculate wind loads on solid...
Anchor Bolt Design

Anchor Bolt Design

Anchor Bolt Design MecaStack performs anchor bolt designs for tensile and shear loads, using some common codes.  This hasn’t always been true, starting in v5534 some new standards were added and this article explains the technical details associated with these...
2020 Florida Building Code 7th Edition

2020 Florida Building Code 7th Edition

2020 Florida Building Code 7th Edition It was Benjamain Franklin that said “..in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes and code changes”.  Ok, maybe I added that part about code changes, but it is true.  Just about the time...
Wind Load on a Canopy

Wind Load on a Canopy

Wind Load on a Canopy ASCE 7-16 added a new option to address wind loads on a canopy attached to a building with a h <= 60 ft [18.3 m].   This new criteria for canopies is addressed in ASCE 7-16 Section 30.11, and since it is in Section 30, the canopy is classified...
Too Close for Comfort

Too Close for Comfort

Too Close for Comfort How close can you space stacks?  It’s a common question, and one that doesn’t have a simple answer.  There are several factors that should be considered, and I’m going to go over those factors in this article.   The Theory: When...