Author Archives: WindLoadCalc

Code Change 2: Hearings finalized the requirements of the ICC Group A codes, which include the 2015 International Building Code.

Reference: http://glassmagazine.com/article/commercial/codes-standards-key-changes-2015-international-building-code-1210485 Hearings were finalized in the “Final Action Hearings” in regards to the ICC Group A proposals.  This event occurred at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR.  What took place were discussion and confirmation of the requirements of the ICC Group A codes. What is good about this is that it clarified what […]

Code Change 1: Hearings finalized the requirements of the ICC Group A codes, which include the 2015 International Building Code.

Reference: http://glassmagazine.com/article/commercial/codes-standards-key-changes-2015-international-building-code-1210485 Hearings were finalized in the “Final Action Hearings” in regards to the ICC Group A proposals.  This event occurred at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR.  What took place were discussion and confirmation of the requirements of the ICC Group A codes. What is good about this is that it clarified what […]

International Building Code (IBC) 2015

Be sure you are using the IBC 2015 for all your wind load pressure requirements to be sure you pass permitting. The International Building Code now requires this for all wind loads. You can find all the wind load programs for everything you need. Wind load programs include: signs, windows, roofs, doors, miscellaneous structures, fences, […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! Wind load calculations are required more an more every year by more and more cities in the United Sates. Windloadcalc.com continues to provide the most accurate and user friendly wind load calculation software online.  We have a lot of new things we will be adding to our site this year, all […]

How to Calculate Wind Pressure

Wind pressure is the effective stress put on a structure by the wind. It is an important factor in the design of buildings typically calculated by architects and engineers as part of the building design process. Individuals may also want to calculate the effect of wind pressure when planning their projects. Structures that will be subject […]

A revised version of the Australian standard as4055 Wind Loads for Housing has been released and is now in force.

Reference: http://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/news/bpn/new-release-of-as4055-wind-loads-for-housing-stand A revised version of the Australian standard as4055 Wind Loads for Housing has been released and is now in force. The standard provides a process by which wind loads can be determined for houses that fall into the dimension limits imposed by the standard. One important addition to the new standard states that […]

How to calculate wind loads

Wondering how to calculate wind loads? All of Windloadcalc.com’s programs strictly follow the wind load calculation criteria of the ASCE 7 guidelines. The ASCE 7 is the standard for the world! All of the IBC formulas are from ASCE 7 and you will also find that any other country also references these guidelines. This is […]

Wind Pressure Calculator – Wind Engineering Experts

Windloadcalc.com’s wind pressure calculator has been online for 8 years now, and 13 years since conception.  We have helped numerous contractors, engineers, architects, window and door manufactures, shutter manufacturers, sign manufacturers, permitting departments, airports, light pole manufacturers, and many others. Our wind load pressure calculating programs are most recognized for being easy to use, and providing […]

How to calculate wind load pressures

As an engineer, architect, contractor, permit professional, or other wind load professional, you need to know how to properly calculate wind loads in order to determine the wind pressures that affect a building’s stability during high winds in the specific location according to the ASCE 7 wind zone maps. You can best determine wind loads and measures to withstand […]