A building is considered “enclosed” if it does not comply with the requirements for open or partially enclosed buildings (ASCE 7-10, Section 26.2, “BUILDING, ENCLOSED”).
 
From the ASCE 7-05 Commentary
 
BUILDING, ENCLOSED, OPEN, PARTIALLY ENCLOSED: These definitions relate to the proper selection of internal pressure coefficients, GCpi . Building, open and building, partially enclosed are specifically defined. All other buildings are considered to be enclosed by definition, although there may be large openings in two or more walls. An example of this is a parking garage through which the wind can pass. The internal pressure coefficient for such a building would be ±0.18, and the internal pressures would act on the solid areas of the walls and roof.
 
See also
“Partially Enclosed Building” and “Open Building

 

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