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...
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...