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If the 'components' (storefront) are designed for the 80 MPH criteria, then the
criteria for the 'building' that you're looking for is in ASCE 7-95, Table 6-4.

Lew Midlam, PE
Tarek Mokhtar wrote:

> I am designing a one story building in an 80mph wind zone.
> The building has the front elevation in storefront windows and
> qualifies as partially enclosed, leading to a hefty uplift load.
> The code allows you to disregard the "partially enclosed " provision
> if the window and doors and their attachments are designed for the same
> wind load as the components of the building, which I imagine most
> of the storefront systems would qualify for any way.
> If I specify the loading on the storefront system, would that
> be enough to design the building as a regular one ?
> Tarek Mokhtar, SE