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Title: Re: Wind Exposure
Ed,

If you choose exposure B, double check with the building department, they made
me design an addition to a tract house in Garden Grove , which is not close to any
body of water, to exposure C

Tarek Mokhtar, SE






Let's say I have a house that's 600 feet or so from the ocean, West coast.  ASCE 7-02 governs.
 
Between the waterline and the house is a hill, evergreen trees, and other houses.  It's clearly surface roughness B all around.
 
Question1 :  What is the design wind exposure?
 
Question 2:  would it make any difference if using the 1997 UBC?
 
Thanks,
 
Ed Tornberg
Tornberg Consulting, LLC
503-551-4165