A Guide for ASCE 7-10 Standard Users and Designers of Special Structures
ASCE 7 is the US standard for identifying minimum design loads for
buildings and other structures. ASCE 7 covers many load
types, of which wind is one. The purpose of
this book is to provide structural and architectural engineers
with the practical state-of-the-art knowledge and tools needed for
designing and retrofitting buildings for wind loads. The book will
also cover wind-induced loss estimation. This new
edition include a guide to the thoroughly revised, 2010
version of the ASCE 7 Standard provisions for wind loads;
incorporate major advances achieved in recent years in the design
of tall buildings for wind; present material on retrofitting and
loss estimation; and improve the presentation of the material to
increase its usefulness to structural engineers.
- New focus on tall buildings helps make the analysis and design
guidance easier and less complex.
- Covers the new simplified design methods of ASCE 7-10, guiding
designers to clearly understand the spirit and letter of the
provisions and use the design methods with confidence and
- Includes new coverage of retrofitting for wind load resistance
and loss estimation from hurricane winds.
- Thoroughly revised and updated to conform with current practice