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You could try the ASCE 7-95 wind load provisions.
But to be conservative I would use 20 psf wind loading.

Alex C. Nacionales, C.E.


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From: Baldridge & Associates Structural Engineering, Inc.
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To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org <seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org>
Date: Sunday, June 28, 1998 7:00 AM
Subject: Re: Temporary Construction Fence


>We are providing some design advise for a contractor constructing a
>temporary design fence around there construction site. The fence is 12'
>high with the first 4 ' plywood and the remaining 8' a geotextile
>fabric.  The fence is intended to be a "good neighbor" fence to minimize
>dust etc from leaving the construction site.
>
>Was looking for some reference in the code about reducing the wind loads
>for a temporary structure.  Since the fence will only be up for 6 months
>the likelyhood of a hurricane or major wind storm is small.  Does anyone
>know of a reference for design loads on temporary structures?
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