Wind Assessment Standards for Australian Residential Projects (Pt. 2)


Wednesday, June 28, 2023
2:00 AM

Learn how to design wind bracing system to Australian Standards - AS 4055 Wind Loads for Housing and AS 1684.2 Residential Timber Frame Construction

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 4055: 2021: Residential Wind Actions and the AS/NZS 1170.2:2021: Structural design actions, Part 2: 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, June 28th, 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 second part of the series, Brooks will give an overview of the wind bracing design workflow to the AS 4055: 2021 and AS 1684.2 requirements. We will discuss the different site characteristics involved in the analysis, the affected building and what to do when your design fall outside the design limitations such as geometric limits, wind loads, torsional irregularities, large openings, etc.

In this webinar, we will cover:

  • An overview of the workflow for designing a bracing system -- Determining the "wind class" of your structure (AS 4055) -- Determining total bracing requirements (AS 4055 / 1684.2 - overlaps them both) -- Deciding upon the specific bracing type and how to lay it out (AS 1684.2)
  • Site-specific characteristics for wind assessment
  • Limitations to the wind bracing system design (geometric limits, wind loads, torsional irregularities, large openings, etc.)
  • How to use ClearCalcs Wind Bracing Calculator & a worked example in ClearCalcs

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

Your speakers

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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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