Full Session without Abstracts
The design of tall buildings is often driven by their performance under the effects of wind. If the wind is not properly accounted for in design, not only is the comfort of the building occupants at stake, but failure of mechanical and cladding systems can result. Performance under wind depends on a complex combination of wind climate, loading effects, structural system, and damping properties, however most building codes provide only cursory guidance on how to balance these considerations.
The Task Committee on Design and Performance of Tall Buildings for Wind would like to introduce its upcoming publication of a new manual of practice. The publication assembles best practices for the design of tall buildings to achieve specified performance targets under wind demands, a guide not yet available to the practitioner community. The publication represents a consensus among engineering design firms, wind engineering consultants, and academia, describing aspects of wind design and performance that many codes do not specify.
The lead authors of this guide, a group spanning the structural engineering and wind consulting industries, will present the work of the Task Committee:
● Preetam Biswas and John Peronto will discuss the motivation behind the publication of the guide and its objectives.
● Sami Matar and Brian McElhatten will discuss the chapters describing performance objectives and acceptance criteria.
● John Kilpatrick and Roy Denoon will discuss the chapters describing wind climate and wind tunnel testing.
● Patrick Ragan and Kevin Aswegan will discuss the chapters on structural modeling and analysis best practices.
At the conclusion of the presentation there will be a question and answer session with the attendees of the session who constitute the prospective user group of the manual of practice.