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Framework To Design Tall Buildings For Wind Offered In New Manual
January 6, 2021

The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) new book, Design and Performance of Tall Buildings for Wind, MOP 143, provides a framework for the design of tall buildings for wind, based on the current state-of-practice in tall building structural design and wind tunnel testing. Design practices have varied across the industry without specific guidance for especially tall and slender buildings. This new manual presents detailed guidance on industry standard practices and design approaches that complement current literature, model codes, and standards.

The performance of tall buildings in wind depends on a combination of wind climate, loading effects, structural system, and damping. MOP 143 provides recommendations on setting and achieving performance objectives, including
*Selection of the wind loading mean recurrence interval (MRI) for serviceability;
*Establishment of performance objectives and acceptance criteria;
*Guidance on modeling building structural properties such as stiffness and damping; and
*Modeling of uncertainties in wind climate, wind loading, and other effects.

MOP 143 will be valuable resource for structural engineers, wind engineering consultants, architects, and other stakeholders with a vested interest in design of tall buildings.

To purchase online visit the ASCE Bookstore.


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