Learning Lab

Wind and the design of tall buildings

Wind and the design of tall buildings

Host Info

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Symes
Name
Joseph Symes
Position
Engineer
Phone
+44.1908.776970 x55
Email
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Schedule

Date:
October 28, 2020
Time:
12:00 PM, London Time (GMT+1)
Duration:
60 min
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Abstract

Local wind loads are assessed for component and cladding design. Aerodynamic stability and structural wind loads are assessed for the design of main wind force resisting systems, to mitigate predicted wind-induced motions and other potential issues. This presentation will give an overview of the effects of wind and how architects need to incorporate wind control mitigation in their designs. 

Learning objectives:

  • General methodologies included in building codes and standards for the derivation of wind loads and wind effects, and potential limitations.
  • The aerodynamic and meteorological variables involved in wind engineering.
  • The potential benefits of alternative modeling and analytical approaches for the derivation of wind loads, resulting in material and cost savings.
  • The instances when wind tunnel testing for cladding and structural loads would be necessary to design a building for local codes and standards.

Affiliated Associations

  • RIBA CPD
  • AIA