Learning Lab

Wind-Related Issues in the Design of Buildings

Wind-Related Issues in the Design of Buildings

Host Info

Contact a Specialist

Name
Derek Kelly
Position
Senior Project Manager | Principal
Phone
+1.519.823.1311 x2305
Email
Go to Derek Kelly's page

Schedule

Time Commitment:
1 hour
Learning Credits:
1 AIA HSW LU, 1 GBCI LU
Cost:
$19.95

Abstract


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This course provides a comprehensive review of wind related issues for high-rise buildings.  Both derivation of overall structural wind loads and local wind loads for the design of cladding or building facades are discussed with emphasis placed on wind tunnel testing.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Assess the general methodologies and potential limitations included in building codes and standards for the derivation of wind loads and wind effects.
  2. Define the aerodynamic and meteorological variables involved in wind engineering.
  3. Describe the potential benefits of alternative modeling and analytical approaches for the derivation of wind loads, specifically wind tunnel testing.
  4. Evaluate potential mitigation strategies of real building project examples that have faced wind-related issues.

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Affiliated Associations

  • AIA
  • GBCI