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Wind Related Issues in the Design of Tall Buildings

Wind Related Issues in the Design of Tall Buildings

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Sudeesh Kalavenkataraman
Sudeesh Kala
Vice President – Asia Pacific & MEA | Principal
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Time Commitment:
60 min
Learning Credits:


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:

  1. Develop an understanding of general methodologies included in building codes and standards for the derivation of wind loads and wind effects, and potential limitations
  2. Gain an appreciation for the aerodynamic and meteorological variables involved in wind engineering.
  3. Learn the potential benefits of alternative modeling and analytical approaches for the derivation of wind loads, specifically wind tunnel testing
  4. Provide actual project examples of buildings that have faced issues related to wind.

To request this presentation for your team, please email your request to solutions@rwdi.com

Affiliated Associations

  • AIA
  • RIBA Providers Network