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Ever-Changing Structural Provisions of Our Building Codes - Wind

  • January 12, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 2:10 PM
  • Virtual via Zoom


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Title: Ever-Changing Structural Provisions of Our Building Codes - Wind - 2 PDH

Abstract: This seminar is about major, far-reaching changes in the wind provisions of U.S. codes and standards over the last three decades or so. This will include the very substantive changes in wind design provisions from ASCE 7-10 to ASCE 7-16, which are reflected in the 2018 IBC. This is a chance to review where we have been and gives us a look to the future with the insight of someone who has long been intimately involved in the structural code development process.

The major topics covered are:

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. An Overview of the History and Development of Wind Provisions 

1:10 - 2:10 p.m.  ASCE 7 -10 to ASCE 7 -16: Substantive Changes to Wind Design Provisions 

Bio: S.K. Ghosh

Dr. S. K. Ghosh heads the consulting practice, S. K. Ghosh Associates LLC, Palatine, Illinois, now a subsidiary of the International Code Council.  Dr. Ghosh is active on many national technical committees, is an Honorary Member of ACI, and is a Fellow of ASCE, SEI, and PCI.  He is a member of ACI Committee 318, Standard Building Code and the ASCE 7 Standard Committee (Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures). He is a former member of the Boards of Direction of ACI, the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute and the Building Seismic Safety Council. He is a member of the Board of Governors of ASCE’s Structural Engineering Institute. 

Dr. Ghosh has influenced seismic design provisions in the United States for many years. In addition to authoring many publications in the area of structural design, Dr. Ghosh has investigated and reported on structural performance in most recent earthquakes. He is currently leading a World Bank project on building code enforcement in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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