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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.

Course Outline:

  • 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

Required Resources:

  • 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
Course Rating
4.4 out of 5

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on 2/24/2021


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