Course Dates: September 21 – December 11, 2020
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The course will cover the basics of wind engineering including the provisions for design presented in ASCE 7-16. The basics include important information about wind climatology, the interaction of wind with objects attached to the earth's surface, and how building shapes affect the wind pressures experienced by buildings. The elements of the wind hazard will be discussed including how the wind maps are developed and how engineers can determine site-specific wind speeds when the hazard is not defined by a map. The wind pressure differences between the building frame and components and cladding will be discussed to improve understanding of the important design issues for both the frame and components. Wind tunnel testing is covered from an introductory perspective. Extreme wind hazards such as tornadoes will also be covered as presented in ASCE 7. The course includes a practical example of determining wind loads on structures using various methods provided in ASCE 7-16.
Finley A. Charney, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE
William L. Coulbourne, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE
2.4 CEUs / 24 PDHs
Early Bird Rate (Until September 7): Member $1395 | Non-Member $1695
Regular Rate (After September 7): Member $1695 | Non-Member $1995
Continuing Education Department