18 May '12, 2pm

Metalmag interviewed @CENTRIA's Denny Koska, Senior Product Engineer, about designing buildings for wind resistance.

Metalmag interviewed @CENTRIA's Denny Koska, Senior Product Engineer, about designing buildings for wind resistance.

After enduring a record-breaking year of storms and natural disasters in 2011, today’s owners, architects, and builders are working diligently to design and construct buildings to withstand the punishment of the elements. Building a structure that will endure the beatings from the wind and weather takes more than just brawn and heavy-duty materials: it also takes brains and careful planning. Wind and live loads are two of the most important considerations to think about when designing a wall and roof system, no matter what part of the country you’re in. Many people think of direct wind forces as being the primary concern for buildings, but in most cases, it’s the negative loads, which are outward or suction forces, that are more powerful and require greater attention from the designer. While manufacturers of metal-roof and -wall systems constantly test their products and w...

Full article: http://www.metalmag.com/technology/caution-for-the-wind.aspx

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