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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...
Getting High on Wind

Getting High on Wind

I am an amateur cyclist, and I typically ride my bike on trails in my home of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma at an elevation of 700 ft [213 m].  One year I took my bike on a vacation to Breckenridge, Colorado at an elevation of 9,000 ft [2743 m].  The first thing I noticed...
MecaWind is like driving a car

MecaWind is like driving a car

The new MecaWind release provides a new way to select the method used for the Main Wind Force Resisting System (MWFRS) and the Components and Cladding (C&C). The results can be different based upon the MWFRS method and C&C method selected.  The question now is...
It’s not my Default

It’s not my Default

There is a feature in MecaWind that is seldom used, but can be very helpful. It’s a feature under the File Menu called “Save Current File as Default”. What does it do? When this feature is is selected, it takes the current file and sets it up as the...
ASCE 7-16 Wind Changes

ASCE 7-16 Wind Changes

The ASCE 7-16 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures was released in the Summer of 2017, and some jurisdictions are starting to reference this standard. MecaStack has a built in calculator for ASCE 7 wind loads on the stack, but Meca also offers a...