Design Verification Checklist: Wind Loading (.docx file)
Design Verification Checklist: Wind Loading (.pdf file)
In the September 2015 SE University session on Clarifying Frequently Misunderstood Wind Provisions, Emily Guglielmo, SE, from Martin/Martin, Inc., provided helpful information on Wind Provisions, including key items to look for during the design process. Some of these items included proper classification of buildings (open, partially enclosed, or enclosed), how to properly incorporate uplift into the design, and checks that should be made for drift.
As a complement to this session, SE University has compiled a “Design Verification Checklist: Wind Loading” to assist structural engineers in determining or checking wind loading for a given project. The one-page checklist includes fundamental wind load considerations when establishing wind load design criteria, as well as items to consider when developing or reviewing software analysis models. We hope you find this checklist a practical tool to minimize oversights in wind load determination or checking.