American Society of Civil Engineers

Wind Loads: Guide to the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-05

by Kishor C. Mehta, Ph.D., P.E., (Horn Professor of Civil Engineering, and the Founder and Former Director of the Wind Science and Engineering Research Center, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX) and William L. Coulbourne, P.E., (Director, Wind and Flood Hazard Mitigation of the Applied Technology Council, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware)
Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-7844-0858-2 (print), 978-0-7844-7161-6 (PDF), 2010, viii, 159 pp., (doi:, 28 cm., Includes references and index.     (Barcode: 579212920)

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Document type: Books - ASCE Press
Abstract: This helpful guide focuses on the wind load provisions of Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, Standard ASCE/SEI 7-05, as they affect the planning, design, and construction of buildings for residential and commercial purposes. This revised and updated guide provides users with an overview of the provisions and a detailed explanation of recommended design procedures. Users of this guide will benefit from the 13 worked examples and more than 30 frequently asked questions, grouped by topic. Wind Loads also addresses new provisions introduced in ASCE 7-05.
This book is an essential reference for practicing structural engineers who design buildings and structures, as it offers the most authoritative and in-depth interpretation of the wind loads section of ASCE Standard 7-05.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Wind loads
Structural design
Building design

Library of Congress Call Number:  TH891.M453 2010
Library of Congress Subject Headings: Wind-pressure.
Buildings--Standards--United States.
Gust loads.
Structural engineering.