ASCE 7 Flexible Gust Factor

ASCE 7 Flexible Gust Factor

Private: ASCE 7 Flexible Gust Factor When I was a new Engineer my boss had his stack design questioned by a client.  My boss responded “Sir, I will serve you tea on the downwind side of that stack on the windiest day of the year.”   That line (and...

One Click Components & Cladding

One Click Components & Cladding Would you like to be able to calculate all of your Components & Cladding (C&C) values with one Click?  In this article that’s what we are going to show you.   Component and Cladding Summary: The normal way of...
I Feel the Need to Change Wind Speed

I Feel the Need to Change Wind Speed

All It was Tom Cruise in “Top Gun” who once said, “I feel the need, the need for speed”.  I sometimes wonder if Tom Cruise is on the ASCE 7 committee, because it feels like they have the need to change the wind speed basis with every new...
Tornado Alley

Tornado Alley

I live in Oklahoma and during the Spring and Fall seasons we tend to have a lot of tornadoes, and that’s why this part of the country is part of the region dubbed “Tornado Alley.”  Since our company sells the MecaWind software, we sometimes get asked...
Shining light on Windows and Doors

Shining light on Windows and Doors

Calculating pressures on windows and doors is one of the most common operations performed in MecaWind, and so we thought we would make a brief video to explain the way to calculate Components and Cladding (C&C). We also show some tips for new features in C&C....
Florida Building Code 2017 Wind Loads

Florida Building Code 2017 Wind Loads

We have added the Florida Building Code 2017 Wind Loads to our software, MecaWind (Pro feature), and this gave us an opportunity to get familar with the Florida Building Code 2017.  We wanted to take a moment to explain some of the things we learned about Florida...