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Wind Analysis for Low-rise Building, Based on ASCE 7-05 / IBC 2006 / CBC 2007 2

Wind Analysis for Low-rise Building, Based on ASCE 7-05 / IBC 2006 / CBC 2007

Wind analysis can include but is not limited to evaluating comfort, wind loading on structures, as well as pollution, and natural ventilation. Below, further explanation and real-life wind evaluations and wind simulations will be discussed.

Definition. Emporis defines a low-rise as “an enclosed structure below 35 metres [115 feet] which is divided into regular floor levels“. The city of Toronto defines a mid-rise as a building between four and twelve stories. They also have elevators and stairs.

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