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ATC-60 SEAW Commentary on Wind Code Provisions

The 2-volume report was developed by the Structural Engineers Association of Washington (SEAW) and edited and published by the Applied Technology Council (ATC). Available here as SEAW/ATC-60. (Published 2004; Volume 1: 238 pages, Volume 2: 245 pages)

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ATC-DG2 Basic Wind Engineering for Low-Rise Buildings

The Applied Technology Council (ATC) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of ATC Design Guide 2, Basic Wind Engineering for Low-Rise Buildings. Funded in part by the ATC Endowment Fund, this report provides background information and guidance on wind engineering provisions for low-rise buildings contained in ASCE 7 -05, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, and the 2009 International Building Code (IBC). Treatment is limited to common building types and buildings under 60 feet in height.


This document is the second in a series of Design Guides developed by the Applied Technology Council, with funding in part from the ATC Endowment Fund. The series is intended to provide succinct, state-of-the-art information on important design issues for practicing structural engineers. The first such document, ATC Design Guide 1, Minimizing Floor Vibration, was published in 1999.

 

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RSM-03 SEAW's Handbook of a Rapid-Solutions Methodology for Wind Design

The report was developed by the Structural Engineers Association of Washington (SEAW) and edited and published by the Applied Technology Council. (ATC) . Available here as SEAW RSM-03. (Published 2004, 180 pages)


ABSTRACT: This report is complete with methods and charts simplifying solution of wind pressures. Using the Rapid-Solutions Methodology, the carefully-crafted figures, tables and charts enable the user to intuitively determine which coefficients apply in each case.

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Wind Tunnel Studies of Buildings and Structures

Wind Tunnel Studies of Buildings and Structures provides guidelines to assist architects and engineers involved with wind tunnel model testing of buildings and structures. Wind tunnel testing of the final structure and of the structure during construction is desirable to improve the reliability of structural performance and to achieve cost effectiveness. This revised edition includes procedures that can provide representative information on wind effects during certain wind conditions and also methods for using this information to develop statistical predictions of full-scale behavior. New developments are presented in the wind engineering field and wind tunnel studies of the dispersion of pollutants around buildings and in urban environments.

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ASCE 7-10 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures

Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures provides requirements for general structural design and includes means for determining dead, live, soil, flood, wind, snow, rain, atmospheric ice, and earthquake loads, as well as their combinations, which are suitable for inclusion in building codes and other documents. This Standard, a revision of ASCE/SEI 7-05, offers a complete update and reorganization of the wind load provisions, expanding them from one chapter into six. The Standard contains new ultimate event wind maps with corresponding reductions in load factors, so that the loads are not affected, and updates the seismic loads with new risk-targeted seismic maps. The snow, live, and atmospheric icing provisions are updated as well. In addition, the Standard includes a detailed Commentary with explanatory and supplementary information designed to assist building code committees and regulatory authorities.
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ASCE 7-05 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures

Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures provides requirements for general structural design and the means for determining dead, live, soil, flood, wind, snow, rain, atmospheric ice, and earthquake loads, as well as their combinations, which are suitable for inclusion in building codes and other documents. This Standard, a complete revision of ASCE/SEI 7-02, includes revised and significantly reorganized provisions for seismic design of structures, as well as revisions in the provisions for determining live, flood, wind, snow, and atmospheric ice loads. Supplement No. 1, which is included with the Standard, ensures full and complete coordination between ASCE/SEI 7-05 and the 2006 International Building Code. The updates which comprise Supplement No. 1 are seamlessly integrated into this volume and are not available anywhere else.

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Wind Loads: Guide to the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-05

This helpful guide focuses on the wind load provisions of Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, Standard ASCE/SEI 7-05, as they affect the planning, design, and construction of buildings for residential and commercial purposes. This revised and updated guide provides users with an overview of the provisions and a detailed explanation of recommended design procedures. Users of this guide will benefit from the 13 worked examples and more than 30 frequently asked questions, grouped by topic. Wind Loads also addresses new provisions introduced in ASCE 7-05.

This book is an essential reference for practicing structural engineers who design buildings and structures, as it offers the most authoritative and in-depth interpretation of the wind loads section of ASCE Standard 7-05.

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U.S. Seismic Design Maps Web Application

As of April of 2012, this web application outputs earthquake ground motion parameters for designing structures in accordance with the following design code reference documents:

  • 2012 International Building Code (IBC)

  • 2010 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE/SEI 7-10 (“2010 ASCE-7 Standard”)

  • 2009 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures, FEMA P-750 (“2009 NEHRP Provisions”)

  • 2009 AASHTO Guide Specifications for LRFD Seismic Bridge Design (“2009 AASHTO Specifications”)

  • 2009 International Building Code (IBC)

  • 2006 International Building Code (IBC)

  • 2005 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE/SEI 7-05 (“2005 ASCE-7 Standard”)