Assessment & Control of Wind Created Risk During Construction

by Robert T. Ratay, Pratt Inst, New York, NY, USA,
Bruce A. Suprenant, Pratt Inst, New York, NY, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dynamics of Structures


Structures under construction have been damaged by winds. The damaging winds, typically, are much lower than the design wind loads for completed structures. Little guidance is available to help engineers and contractors assess wind created risk during construction. There are various means however, of controlling the wind created risks during the planning-design-construction process.

Subject Headings: Wind loads | Construction management | Damage (structural) | Risk management | Contractors and subcontractors | Load factors | Wind engineering | Standards and codes

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