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...
Wind Load on Parapets

Wind Load on Parapets

Wind Load on Parapets ASCE 7 has multiple methods for calculating wind loads on a Parapet.  In the context of a building design, a parapet is a low protective wall along the edge of a roof.  It could be used to hide equipment on the roof and it can also serve as a...
Wind on Rooftop Structures and Equipment

Wind on Rooftop Structures and Equipment

Wind on Rooftop Structures and Equipment ASCE 7 has a method for calculating wind loads on rooftop Structures and equipment for buildings, and this article will describe that method.  Fortunately, the method is relatively straight forward, not too complicated, and is...
Components and Cladding Example

Components and Cladding Example

Components and Cladding Example This article provides a Components and Cladding (C&C) example calculation for a typical building structure.  We will first perform the calculations manually, and then show how the same calculations can be performed much easier using...
Fastest-Mile Wind Speed

Fastest-Mile Wind Speed

Fastest-Mile Wind Speed Many times we have the difficult task of analyzing a structure that was designed long ago.  In such cases, you may find that the wind speed  used may appear significantly lower than the wind speed you would expect for that location using...
Wind Wizard

Wind Wizard

Wind Wizard MecaWind has many features and options within the software, which can be both a blessing and a curse.  It gives the user greater control over the results they obtain, but for the novice user it can be overwhelming to understand what is being requested with...