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Online Wind Speed Reference Launched
Posted by Tasha Weiss on February 22, 2011 at 10:16 AM.

The Applied Technology Council has developed a website that will
allow users to find site-specific ultimate wind speeds used in ASCE
7-10, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures,
published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The recently
launched website was developed with financial help from the ATC
Endowment Fund and many engineering practitioners. It is free of charge
to users.

 

Information is provided in a one-page format that includes the
ultimate 3-second peak gust speeds for Category I, II, III and IV
buildings that are shown on maps in ASCE 7-10 (and the equivalent ASCE
7-05 and 7-93 wind speeds). It also includes serviceability wind speeds
for 10-year, 25-year, 50-year and 100-year mean recurrence interval wind
speeds that are provided in the ASCE 7-10 Commentary.

 

Users can input location information directly as longitude and
latitude, or use the map which automatically fills the longitude and
latitude fields. The website address is www.atcouncil.org/windspeed.


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