RedVector RV-10951AW

Wind Design Using ASCE 7-10

Wind Design Using ASCE 7-10

3 hrs. Online Course

Level: Intermediate

Item#: RV-10951AW

SME: William Coulbourne, P.E., F. ASCE, F. SEI

Average Rating

4 8
This course discusses how to use the wind load provisions of ASCE 7-10 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures. The course covers the basics of wind engineering including the atmospheric and aerodynamic effects of wind on buildings. The changes recently adopted for use in ASCE 7-10 will be a prominent part of the material including revised wind speed maps and a building classification system based on risk of a natural hazard to the building or contents, instead of occupancy as used in previous versions of the standard. Several methods for determining wind pressures will be described including those that utilize tabular results. The course will conclude with a couple of worked example problems to illustrate the concepts and use of the ASCE 7 standard.
Course Objectives
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Apply the wind load provisions in ASCE 7-10 to properly design buildings that are safe for its occupants.
  • Learn about changes to ASCE 7-10 that will affect the safety of the public.
  • Identify the most appropriate wind provisions to use for various building types and configurations that provide the most safety and building resiliency to the public.
  • Recognize the limitations in the use of simplified wind provisions in identifying issues that require more thorough or unique analysis.
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: William Coulbourne, P.E., F. ASCE, F. SEI
William Coulbourne, P.E., F. ASCE, F. SEI Photo
Mr. Coulbourne has a BS in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Masters in Structural Engineering from the University of Virginia. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in three states. He is a national expert in wind and flood mitigation and has been involved in FEMA Mitigation Assessment Teams and natural hazard damage assessments for 20 years. He has been involved as an investigator or Project Manager with every major hurricane, tornado and flood since 1995, and was involved in a building collapse caused by terrorism and a tsunami in Japan. He has investigated failures and mitigation design techniques for thousands of buildings including residential structures, schools used as shelters, hospitals, and other critical facilities. He holds Certifications in Structural Engineering and Building Inspection Engineering.

Mr. Coulbourne has written articles for journals and given presentations, seminars and webinars for homebuilders, engineers, architects, building officials and homeowners on high wind and flood design and coastal construction issues and has taught as an Adjunct Faculty member in the College of Engineering at the University of Delaware. He was the primary author and Project Manager for FEMA 55: Coastal Construction Manual. He has co-authored books and journal articles on high wind design issues and strategies including Guides to the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-05 and ASCE 7-10, an ATC Design Guide on Basic Wind Engineering for Low-Rise Buildings and a book on Engineering Investigations of Hurricane Damage for ASCE. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a Fellow in the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE. He actively participates on the ASCE engineering standards committees for ASCE 7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE 24 Flood Resistant Design and Construction, and a new standards committee for improving tornado wind speeds using the EF Scale.
 
Mr. Coulbourne is a member of the Florida International Wall of Wind Technical Advisory Panel, a member of an Expert Panel for the Texas Department of Insurance investigating methods for determining hurricane damage caused by wind and water, a member of ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission Executive Committee, a Board Member of the American Association of Wind Engineering, and a newly elected member into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni of the Via Department of Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech.
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Course Reviews (8)
Very good material
By (Engineer) on May, 11, 2021
Very good material.
I would like to have more examples with solutions showing exactly were the inputs are found in 7-10
By (Engineer) on Sep, 14, 2021
I would like to have more examples with solutions showing exactly were the inputs are found in 7-10.
took way more than 2 hours
By (Engineer) on Mar, 11, 2021
took way more than 2 hours
I learned how to use ASCE more confidently
By on Jun, 01, 2021
I learned how to use ASCE more confidently.
The tables weren't labeled with the ASCE titles in the course notes
By on Feb, 21, 2021
The tables weren't labeled with the ASCE titles in the course notes. At least one question (15) were difficult to answer since the answer in the course differed from the exam. The course answer to the question was 8 zones. The exam only had a choice of 4 zones.
Literally felt like the presenter was "Phoning" it in
By (Building Inspector) on Jun, 08, 2021
Literally felt like the presenter was "Phoning" it in... the audio was less than professional
There was no way to do ANY of the calculations
By (Engineer) on Mar, 25, 2021
There was no way to do ANY of the calculations. This course should have advertised that you need to own a copy of ASCE 7-10. I guessed my way through the answers.
I would rate the course excellent in breadth of information, but from a practical point of view I am confused about what to do with the final exam
By (Architect) on May, 13, 2021
I would rate the course excellent in breadth of information, but from a practical point of view I am confused about what to do with the final exam. As a state licensed architect I was eager to learn the effects of wind and ways to mitigate, through design, its destructive force. The information offered was much too specific for my needs. But the real problem was with the final exam. Several of the questions required access to specific tables that were not shown on the screen and you did not provide enough time to seek the information elsewhere. Perhaps you did not intend folks to actually pass the exam? Can you credit me with taking the course without passing the exam?