Simplifying the Complicated Process of Wind Design for Roof Systems

By Don Kilcoyne 09-03-2020
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With the latest version of ASCE 7, Minimum Design Loads For Buildings and Other Structures, wind design for roof systems has become much more challenging for roof system designers and roofing contractors. This paper explores the similarities and differences between the three relevant versions of ASCE 7 and the roofing industry-developed methods to determine loads. It also provides insights regarding the application of the traditional Factor of Safety in various design methods, as well as design enhancements for improved long-term performance.

Read the full paper here: Simplifying the Complicated Process of Wind Design for Roof Systems.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Don Kilcoyne, a writer and editor for GAF, crafts marketing campaigns and language that communicate the company brand, initiatives, products, and priorities in video, print, and social media, as well as GAF Roof Views. He joined the GAF team in late 2016, bringing a background as a creative director and author.

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