Wind Loads on Tanks

Wind Loads on Tanks

Wind Loads on Tanks In the ASCE 7-16 publication, new sections were added to address wind loads on tanks, bins, and silos.  All three of these structures (tanks, bins, and silos) are handled exactly the same, since all of these structures are basically the same...
Wind Loads at Elevations

Wind Loads at Elevations

Wind Loads at Elevations In designing structures we typically want to calculate wind loads at elevations that are important for the structure.  Some tall buildings have each floor being the same height and other structures such as the Sagrada Familia Cathedral in...
Wind Loads on Freestanding Walls

Wind Loads on Freestanding Walls

Wind Loads on Freestanding Walls This article addresses the method used to calculate wind loads on a freestanding wall.  This calculation follows the same method as that used for solid signs, which we have covered in a previous article.  The calculation of wind loads...
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...
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...