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E – 1812 Wind Force Calculations on Low Rise Buildings

Intended Audience: Civil & Structure Engineers.



This course teaches both fundamental and advanced concepts of calculating the wind forces on low rise buildings specifically tailored for engineers and other professionals who have little or no background in the design and analysis for wind loads. You will become familiar with general concepts of wind forces, as well as the American Society of Civil Engineers Standard: ASCE/SEI- 7. 2016  (Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures).

We will look at the minimum wind design loads and design formulae in a simplified format, making them easy to understand and apply. You will learn how to analyze important parameters and perform calculations for determining wind loads on buildings. Detailed simplified example will be covered as an application of the covered theory.

Learning Objectives:

At the successful conclusion of this course, you will learn the following knowledge and skills:

  • The nature of wind
  • Wind turbulence
  • How wind interacts with structures
  • Wind damage
  • ASCE/SEI latest standards for wind loads
  • Wind loads on low-rise buildings (MWFRS)

Course Reviews


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  1. E-1812 Wind Force Calculations on Low Rise Buildings


    Dr Al Nara took a complicated subject, made it interesting, and understandable.

  2. Wind Force Calculations - E-1812


    Very efficient review of formulas, factors, and basic principles. All meat, no fluff. Thank you for a concise and effective course!


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