Wind Load Calculations for Residential Buildings to American Standards


Wednesday, April 19, 2023
5:00 PM
Eastern Time (ET)

Learn how to analyze wind load requirements for residential buildings based on the American Standards.

About this event

All buildings are subject to weather elements, including wind forces. Common building and construction codes normally require that a building is designed to withstand extreme or commonly repeated loads, including wind effects.

However, calculating wind loads for a residential building can be difficult and time-consuming. With considerations such as various different adjustment factors, zones on the building, reductions based on tributary area, etc., wind load calculations can be daunting to structural designers.

Join Laurent Gérin, ClearCalcs’ structural expert, on Wednesday, April 19th, 2023, from 1 pm to 2 pm Eastern Time (ET) to learn more about how you would typically calculate wind loads for a typical residential building by going over the basics of Components & Cladding and Main Wind Force Resisting System (MWFRS).

We'll also explain how ClearCalcs' calculators can help automate your wind load analysis and save you time in your design workflow.

In this webinar, we will cover:

  • General overview of ASCE 7-16, the governing standard for wind loads in the US
  • Common factors to consider when calculating wind loads
  • Worked examples using our wind load calculators in ClearCalcs

All registered attendees will receive a recording of the webinar after the event.

Your speakers

Laurent Gérin, P.Eng., North America Engineering Team Lead

Laurent is an experienced structural engineer passionate about all things structural engineering and applying theory, whether in groundbreaking new software or designing innovative new bridges out of aluminum.

Connor Conzelman, Director of Customer Success

Connor is an experienced Mechanical Engineer who found his passion in connecting his people and technical skills to help engineers in every step of their design process. Before joining ClearCalcs, Connor worked as a Mechanical Design Engineer focusing on energy-efficient designs at Elara Engineering in Chicago and completed his MBA from Western Illinois University.

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