Wind Loads on Non-Building Structures

November 20, 2019 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Speaker: Emily Guglielmo, SE

This session is one week later than normal due to the 2019 Structural Engineering Summit.

Handout and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, November 15th.

Session Description:

This SE University session will focus on wind loads on non-building structures, including equipment, walls, signs, and towers. During the session, Emily Guglielmo, SE, from Martin/Martin, will discuss ASCE 7 wind load provisions for non-building structures and how to correctly apply them through examples. An in-depth exploration for engineering commonly encountered situations that are not directly addressed in the code will follow. Sample topics include wind loads on:

  • Rooftop equipment (Horizontal and vertical components)
  • Rooftop equipment on buildings less than 60 feet and over 60 feet
  • Rooftop screenwalls
  • Signs
  • Canopies
  • Tall parapets
  • Solar PV
  • Wind loads on towers, tanks and open structures

Learning Objectives:

  • Become more familiar with the ASCE 7 wind provisions for non-building structures.
  • Recognize wind loads on non-building structures not specifically addressed in the code.
  • Obtain tools to help address these topics in engineering designs.