2012 IBC Structural Loads – Wind

Course Title 2012 IBC Structural Loads – Wind
Contact Hours3
Duration3 hours
Education CategoryStandard
ObjectivesUpon completion, participants will be better able to:
  • Identify code requirements and referenced standards applicable to wind loads
  • Determine process by which wind loads are developed
  • Identify the correct procedure to develop wind load on a particular building
  • Determine wind load from strength design wind maps
  • Apply process to develop wind loads for a main wind-force-resisting system
  • Determine wind loads for components and cladding
  • Apply the alternate all-heights method of wind development to a building
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DescriptionThis seminar reviews the details of developing wind loads using the 2012 International Building Code® (IBC®) and the various wind load procedures in ASCE/SEI 7-10, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures. An overview of the methods used to determine wind loads in ASCE/SEI 7-10 for main-wind-force resisting systems and components and cladding is included, as well as a discussion of the significance of the changes in ASCE/SEI 7-10 for the design of buildings.