Roof system designers should be aware of some significant
changes addressing wind design in ASCE 7-10.
ASCE 7 is a widely recognized consensus standard method for
determining design wind loads on buildings and other structures.
ASCE 7 contains separate provisions for the design of major
structural elements (referred to as main wind-force resisting
systems) and components and cladding (roof systems). Furthermore,
wind-uplift loads are determined for three different zones of a
roof system's area: field,...
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