The ASCE7-93 and ASCE7-88 wind loads are the same. The big difference, as
you mentioned, is between 7-93 and 7-95 when the winds changed from fastest
mile winds to 3 second gusts.
You are also correct in that the current NC code (1996) refers to ASCE7-93
for wind loads...
Greg Effland, P.E.
From: richard lewis [mailto:rlewistx(--nospam--at)juno.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 2:15 PM
Subject: ASCE 7-93 Wind Design
I am designing a building in North Carolina. The current NC code
requires the wind loads be calculated using ASCE 7-93. I have a 7-88 and
a 7-95, but not a 7-93. I know there was a drastic change between 7-93
and 7-95 for wind loads. Can somebody who has the 7-88 and 7-93 code let
me know if there is a major difference in calculating the wind loads
between these codes?
Thanks for your help.
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