DETERMINING WIND FORCES ON GROUND & ROOFTOP MECHANICAL UNITS
Resources to help design professionals interpret performance evaluations & determine net forces on supporting ground & rooftop structures for mechanical units.
WIND FORCES ON ROOFTOP MECHANICAL UNITS
Use Our Wind Pressure Design Tool
This calculator determines site-specific wind pressures for rooftop equipment based on site-specific conditions and unit information. Results can be ordered signed and sealed by a design professional for your project.
Watch our Rooftop Wind Pressure Calculator Tutorial.
Download Our Wind How-To Guide
We’ve created an informative guide explaining how to convert forces on rooftop mechanical units to the host structure. Download this guide for your design professional to use for your site specific project or contact us to help you directly.
Note: information is provided for reference only. Any use of this information shall be reviewed & approved by a design professional prior to permitting & construction.
OTHER USEFUL ROOFTOP DESIGN TOOLS
Miami Tech Standard Duty Stand Calculator
Miami Tech Heavy Duty Stand Calculator
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HELP PAGE For the Engineering Express® Rooftop Equipment Wind Pressure Calculator Note: See Limitations & Conditions of Use at the end of this article. Quick
From the 5th, 6th &7th Edition of the Florida Building Code (2014, 2017, 2020) section 1603.1.4 as well as from section 1603.1.4. of the 2012,
Questions frequently arise as to what the rule is in Florida, Miami, and the HVHZ zone (Dade and Broward Counties, FL) under the Florida Building
FIRST, WHAT’S A CERTIFIED TER & Master Plan Sheet? TER’s or Technical Evaluation Reports and Master Plan Sheets must bear the original signature and raised
Did the wind loading requirements change for rooftop structures for ASCE 7-10 – 7-16 & The Florida Building Code?
Regarding ASCE 7-16 & the 2020 Florida Building Code (FBC) YES. Section 1609.1.1 and Chapter 35 of the 2020 FBC refer to ASCE 7-16