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ASCE 7-10

  1.  Calculator Glossary of Terms
  2.  ASCE Risk Categories Explained
  3.  ASCE Wind Speed Risk Category To Use with Signs & Building Components On-Off Buildings
  4.  Flood Engineering Glossary
  5.  Flood Resistant Design & Floodproofing of Buildings
  6.  Is Steel or Reinforcing or Fibermesh Required in Posts & Footings of Building Components?
  7.  How to Find Wind Speed Using the Applied Technology Council Hazards by Location Website
  8.  Wind Speed vs. Wind Pressure Explained
  9.  ASCE 7 Main Wind Force vs. Components & Cladding Explained (MWFRS vs. C&C)
  10.  How to use the ASCE 7-10 Components & Cladding Wind Pressure Calculator
  11.  About ASCE 7’s Directionality Factor Kd
  12.  ASCE 7 Wall and Roof Zones Explained
  13.  Mean Roof Height (ASCE 7)
  14.  What is a canopy awning & which wind forces should I use to design?
  15.  How do I tell if my building is considered “enclosed”?
  16.  How do I tell if my building is considered an “open building”?
  17.  How do I tell if my building/enclosure is considered “partially enclosed”?
  18.  How do I calculate the effective opening area on window or door products? – What opening area should be used for wind pressure determination on a multi-panel product?
  19.  What wind information is required for construction documents?
  20.  What are the requirements for using missile level E in Florida?
  21.  ASCE 7 EXPOSURE CATEGORIES AND HOW EXPOSURE ‘D’ WORKS
  22.  What wind speed should I use for my project?
  23.  Did the loading requirements change for rooftop structures for ASCE 7-10 and the 2014 Florida Building Code?
  24.  Should a professional utilize the ASD (“Allowable Stress Design”) method or the LRFD (“Load Resistance Factored Design”) method when calculating the required wind pressure for use with tested / approved systems?

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