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New Guide to the Wind Load Provisions for Standard ASCE 7-22

<strong>New</strong> <strong>Guide to the Wind Load Provisions for Standard ASCE 7-22</strong>

Reston, Va. –  The latest title from the American Society of Civil Engineers, Wind Loads: Guide to the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-22, supplies a comprehensive overview of the wind load provisions contained in Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, Standard ASCE/SEI 7-22. Authors T. Eric Stafford and Timothy A. Reinhold provide direction while using the provisions that affect planning, designing, and constructing buildings for residential and commercial purposes.  

This version reflects significant changes made to the wind load provisions from the previous version of the standard, ASCE 7-16. This guide has been reorganized to follow the chapter organization in ASCE 7-22 and the step-by-step procedures provided in the standard. 

Important revisions to the ASCE 7-22 wind load provisions that are covered in this guide include:

  • Simplifications to external Component and Cladding (C&C) roof pressure coefficients for steep slope roofs, 
  • Use of ASCE design wind speed maps that include terrain speedup effects, 
  • Changes to the definition of the Wind-borne Debris Region, and 
  • Deletion of the Simplified Procedures.

With 19 real-life design problems applying the appropriate use of analytical and simplified procedures for calculating wind loads for various common structure types, this guide is an essential reference for practicing structural engineers.

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To purchase online, visit the ASCE Bookstore.Limited review copies are available for book reviews. Please contact Leslie Connelly at lconnelly@asce.org.