Prestandard for Performance-Based Wind Design


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    Prepared by the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers

    Prestandard for Performance-Based Wind Design presents recommended alternatives to the prescriptive procedures for wind design of buildings contained in the nationally adopted standard Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE 7) and in the International Building Code (IBC). Developed as a response to increasing interest in performance-based design (PBD)– this prestandard aids in resolving conflicts in performance objectives that exist when using prescriptive procedures for the wind design and performance-based procedures for seismic design of individual buildings. It facilitates design of more efficient buildings that adhere to desired building functionality requirements and reduce property damage from wind while meeting public safety and performance requirements. Major innovations introduced include nonlinear dynamic analysis for wind design, limited inelasticity in the Main Wind Force Resisting System elements, system-based performance criteria, and enhanced design criteria for the building envelope.

    This document will be of benefit to structural engineers, architects, building component and cladding specifiers/designers, and building officials engaged in the wind design and review of buildings. The prestandard also benefits building owners and developers, as well as the general public.

For selected items:
Pages: i–xiii
Chapter 1 Introduction
Pages: 1–6
Chapter 2 Design Process
Pages: 7–14
Chapter 3 Risk Category
Pages: 15–18
Chapter 4 Performance Objectives
Pages: 19–21
Chapter 5 Wind Demand Characterization
Pages: 22–33
Chapter 6 Modeling and Analysis
Pages: 34–49
Chapter 7 Acceptance Criteria: Main Wind Force Resisting System (MWFRS)
Pages: 50–64
Chapter 8 Acceptance Criteria: Building Envelope Systems Criteria
Pages: 65–92
Chapter 9 Project Review
Pages: 93–99
Appendix A Method 1: Analytical Procedure for Continuous Occupancy Performance Objective
Pages: 100–102
Appendix B Conditional Probability Assessment Procedure to Validate Collapse-Resistance and System Reliability of Structures to Wind Loading
Pages: 103–108
Appendix C Method 3: Fully Coupled Assessment Method to Validate Collapse-Resistance and System Reliability of Structures to Wind Loading
Pages: 109–111
Appendix D Effective Strategies to Reduce Dynamic Wind-Induced Response
Pages: 112–113
Pages: 114–114