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Would you still assume your nominal (say, 70 mph) wind speed in this situation?
In many cases we are designing for a pretty high (code vs reality) wind...
Steve Gordin SE
Irvine CA   

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian S Bossley [mailto:BSBossley(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 12:53 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Questions re: Doors & Windows

Even if the door IS designed for the correct forces under chapter 16,
there is no guarantee that the door will not be left open during a
storm, either.  And in a lot of industrial facilities, with trucks going
in and out, the big dock doors pretty much stay open all day.  So I
still think I would consider it an opening in calculating my wind loads.

 - Brian Bossley