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RE: Governing Wind Loading in Egypt

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I don't have anything on Egypt itself. But other stations reported in the UFC 3-310-01 for Africa, all list a 85 mph 3 second gust, 50 yr wind. In that there are no major storm tracks in Egypt, the 85 mph wind should be adequate.

A possible source of information may be Factory Mutual, but the last time I checked they did not have maps for Africa. If you use FM, you also need to verify that they list the 50 year wind, or make the conversion. Some of FM's maps report a 100 year wind.

Regards,
Harold Sprague




From: "Tom Skaggs" <tom.skaggs(--nospam--at)apawood.org>
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To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: Governing Wind Loading in Egypt
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 10:49:17 -0800

Our International Division received a question on governing authority
for wind loads in Egypt.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Tom

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