When determining wind loads for buildings and structures, there are two common routes to compliance: code calculations and wind tunnel testing. The wind loading provisions of ASCE7-16 can sometimes appear confusing until their basics are understood, and they regularly need pragmatic engineering judgement to apply to typical buildings. The presentation will cover how to address some common areas of misinterpretation in the code provisions. Key limitations of the code will be addressed in addition to changes in ASCE7-16 from ASCE7-10, as well as an insight into future modifications. The application of wind tunnel testing to address code inconsistencies and conservatisms will be discussed in relation to a range of building types.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Roy Denoon is Vice President of CPP Wind Engineering Consultants in Colorado. He has been involved in wind engineering of major buildings around the world for more than 25 years, including two Olympic stadiums and the current world’s tallest building. Roy is a member of the ASCE7 wind loading committee and a lead author of the recently published ASCE Pre-standard for Performance Based Wind Design and the forthcoming ASCE Manual of Practice on Design and Performance of Tall Buildings for Wind. In 2019, Roy was made a Fellow of the CTBUH in recognition of his contributions to the field of tall building design, the first wind engineer to have received this accolade.