Wind Assessment Standards for Australian Residential Projects (Pt. 1)


Wednesday, May 24, 2023
2:00 AM

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Learn how to perform wind load calculations to AS/NZS 1170.2:2021: Structural design actions, Part 2: Wind actions

About this event

Using the correct wind classification is critical in ensuring a building is designed to comply with the applicable local building standards. In Australia, the two standards that apply are the AS/NZS 1170.2:2021: Structural design actions, Part 2: Wind actions and the AS 4055: 2021: Residential Wind Actions.

However, calculating wind loads for a residential building can be difficult and time-consuming. The parameters that go into wind calculations such as topographic parameters, shielding parameters, and terrain categories are often obtained based on guesstimates and may result in potentially unsafe or costly outcomes during or after the build.

Join Brooks Smith, ClearCalcs' Head of Engineering R&D, on Wednesday, May 24th, 2023, from 12 pm to 1 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) in this 2-webinar series on Wind Assessments Standards for residential buildings in Australia.

In the first part of the series, Brooks will give an overview of the AS/NZS 1170.2:2021: Structural design actions, Part 2: Wind actions. We will discuss some of the key changes in the latest AS/NZS 1170.2 compared to the previous edition and do a deep dive into the procedures of wind load calculations.

In this webinar, we will cover:

  • An overview of AS/NZS 1170.2:2021: Structural design actions, Part 2: Wind actions -- The difference between AS/NZS 1170.2: 2021 with AS 4055:2021 -- Key changes in AS/NZS 1170.2021 compared to AS/NZS 1170.2:2011
  • Wind load calculations -- Calculation strategy -- Wind speed -- Internal pressures -- External pressures -- Final wind load
  • Worked example calculations in ClearCalcs


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Brooks Smith, CPEng, Head of Engineering R&D

Brooks is an experienced structural engineer with a passion for innovation, the development of design & analysis software tools, new product R&D, and remediation of existing structures.

Prior to joining ClearCalcs, Brooks was a Senior Engineer in structural engineering technology consulting, and he has previously worked as a forensic/remediation engineer and as a structural materials researcher. Brooks’ experience has historically focused on cold-formed steel and post-tensioned concrete.

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