Designing for Wind Loads Using the Directional Procedure in ASCE 7
This course is intended to give participants a top to bottom explanation of the application and limits of using the Directional Procedure for determining wind loads on the Main Wind Force Resisting System. The course will focus on the determination of wind loads on buildings but will also address building appurtenances such as parapets and roof over hangs. The course will discuss in detail each variable including its purpose.
This course will award 1.5 hours of continuing education.
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 International Building Code 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, November 9 at 11:59 p.m.
Register online at ncsea.com