Learning Lab

Wind-Related Issues in the Design of Buildings

Wind-Related Issues in the Design of Buildings

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Derek Kelly
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Time Commitment:
1 hour
Learning Credits:
Not applicable


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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  • AIA
  • GBCI