> From: "Paul Feather" <pfeather(--nospam--at)san.rr.com>
> Does anyone know of wind speed maps for Europe and Asia that are or =
> could be modified to be compatible with ASCE 7-95 ( three second gust )?
I know that such maps exist for China.
There are factors to convert between the different measurement systems
BUT you must also consider the difference in recurrence probability and
the complementary effect factors that are part of determining the
required pressure loads. Additionally, it is possible that ASCE-7 does
not meet the requirements of the local jurisdiction.
Paul Ransom, P. Eng.
Burlington, Ontario, Canada