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NCSEA Webinar

  • 27 Oct 2015
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Significant Changes to the Wind Provisions of ASCE 7-10

The newest edition of ASCE 7 (2010) includes many significant technical and organizational changes to the General Requirements for Determining Wind Loads from the 2005 Edition (ASCE 7-05).  This web seminar will address many of those significant changes.  The General Requirements include the basic wind speed maps, exposure categories, enclosure classification, gust effects, directionality factor, among others. The wind load provisions have undergone a substantial reorganization to improve the clarity of applicability for the various design methods and procedures.  The reorganization concepts in addition to transition tools will be discussed.  The basic wind speed maps have been updated to reflect strength design-level wind speeds while also incorporating newly available data.  The impact of the new wind speed maps, in addition to correlation with allowable stress design will be thoroughly discussed.  Additionally, the new wind speed maps necessitated a recalibration of the wind-borne debris region.  These changes, along with many others will be covered in this web seminar.  Attendees will also be given the rationale, or reasoning behind the changes discussed in this seminar.

This course will award 1.5 hours of continuing education.

Specific topics addressed:          

Reorganization | New wind speed maps | Wind-borne Debris Regions | Exposure Categories | Gust Effects | Design Procedure Changes | Coordination with the IBC and IRC.

 T. Eric Stafford, P.E., specializes in wind hazard mitigation and code development activities.  He is currently President of T. Eric Stafford & Associates and serves as a building code consultant for various groups including the Institute for Business and Home Safety.  Stafford recently partnered with ASCE Press to publish the Significant Changes to the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-10 and Significant Changes to the Earthquake Load Provisions of ASCE 7-10.  He has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and a Master of Science (Structural emphasis) from Auburn University and is a member of ASCE 7 Task Committee on Wind Loads, previous member of the National Hurricane Conference Planning Committee, Chairman Emeritus of the National Hurricane Conference Engineering Topic Committee, a member of the ICC 600 Committee, Former Staff Liaison to the SBCCI Wind Load Committee, and former Staff Liaison to the IBC Structural Code Development Committee.  Stafford is a national lecturer on the wind provisions of the International Building Code and ASCE 7.  Stafford also was Manager of Codes for the International Code Council and Director/Code Development for the Southern Building Code Congress.  



  • Registration for this course will close on Monday, October 26 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Register online at ncsea.com.

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