Wind Effects on Buildings: Design Using the National Building Code
After participating in this course, you will be able to:
- develop a good understanding of how wind interacts with buildings and other structures
- make calculations of wind loads on structures and cladding for design purposes
- assess the impact of ground level snow drifting and work out roof snow loading
- know how to use the provisions of the Canadian wind code
- find out how to reduce wind loads and ensure wind resistant construction
Wind engineering applications form an integral part of the building design process, providing architects and design engineers with a comprehensive understanding of the interaction between environmental factors and building design. A proper connotation of this interaction can provide significant cost savings to building owners. Wind engineering and building aerodynamics examine the impact of wind action on a building in terms of wind pressures.
Concerns related to off-site impacts of new construction on existing surroundings, and microclimatic impacts on pedestrian areas are also addressed through wind engineering studies.
- Introduction to Wind Engineering
- Meteorological Aspects
- Applications / Practice
- Building Aerodynamics
- Provisions of the Canadian Wind Code
- Wind Loads on Structures
- Wind Design Case Study
- Pedestrian Winds
- Ground Level Snow Drifting and Snow Loading on Roofs
- Design Cases
Who Should Attend:
Building Designers • Architects • Builders • Civil and Construction Engineers • Building Officials • Others Involved in the Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance of Buildings and Other Structures
- Students will need to purchase their own copy of the latest version of the National Building Code of Canada and its Supplement
- Calculator and/or Laptop
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Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :
- Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
- Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.
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