Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

RE: ASCE 7-93 Wind Design

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
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.

-----Original Message-----
From: richard lewis [mailto:rlewistx(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 2:15 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
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.

Rich Lewis
Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less!
Join Juno today!  For your FREE software, visit: