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Significant Changes to the Wind Provisions of ASCE 7 (LAI/MEP)

Significant Changes to the Wind Provisions of ASCE 7 (LAI/MEP)

February 27, 2014 * HALF DAY COURSE*
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
$150 (members), $375 (non-members)
Location: ETL 111

The next edition of ASCE 7 includes many significant technical and organizational changes to the wind load provisions from the 2005 Edition (ASCE 7-05). This course will address the significant changes in the wind load provisions of the 2010 Edition of the ASCE  7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures.
The wind load provisions have undergone a substantial reorganization to improve the clarity of applicability for the various design methods and procedures. The wind maps have been updated to reflect strength design-level wind speeds and availability of new data. A new simplified procedure has been added for buildings up to 160 feet high. These changes, along with many other technical changes will be covered in this course with additional discussion on the basis for making the changes.
The 2012 IBC and IRC will go into effect in Louisiana on January 1, 2014. The Louisiana Uniform Construction Code Council (LSUCCC) has amended the wind provisions of the codes and ASCE 7 that will have an impact on certain types of construction in the state. This course will also address the amendments to the wind provisions made by the LSUCC

1. ASCE 7-10:
    Wind Speed Maps
    Wind-borne Debris
    Exposure Categories
    Gust Effects
    Roof Overhangs
    Rooftop Structures
    Minimum Design Wind Loads
    New Simplified Wind Loads
2. Correlation changes to the International Building Code and the International Residential Code
3.   Louisiana amendments to wind provisions of the International Codes and ASCE 7

T. Eric Stafford is a registered professional engineer specializing in wind hazard mitigation and code development activities.  He is currently President of T. Eric Stafford & Associates and serves as a building code consultant for various groups including the Institute for Business and Home Safety.  Stafford recently partnered with ASCE Press to publish the Significant Changes to the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-10 and Significant Changes to the Earthquake Load Provisions of ASCE 7-10.  Stafford has also partnered with the International Code Council, Building Officials Association of Florida, and AIA Florida to publish Commentaries on the Florida Building Codes including the Building and Residential Codes, and Commentaries on the North Carolina Building Codes. He has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and a Master of Science (structural emphasis).  Stafford is a member of ASCE 7 Task Committee on Wind Loads, previous member of the National Hurricane Conference Planning Committee, Chairman Emeritus of the National Hurricane Conference Engineering Topic Committee, a member of the ICC 600 Committee, Former Staff Liaison to the SBCCI Wind Load Committee, and former Staff Liaison to the International Building Code Structural Code Development Committee.  Stafford is a national lecturer on the wind provisions of the International Building Code and ASCE 7.

PRICE: $150 per individual for members of LAI/MEP. $375 per individual for non-members
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Fee includes: registration, course materials, refreshmens, parking pass and a copy of "Significant Changes of ASCE 7-10: An Illustrated Guide"

0.4 CEUs and 4 PDHs awarded to participants

Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover accepted
Checks should be made payable to: McNeese State University Foundation
Mail to the following address:
McNeese State University
Institute for Industry-Education Collaboration
Box 91834
Lake Charles, LA 70609
Phone: 337-562-4139          Fax: 562-4272          Email:
To download a registration form, click the link below. Please return the completed form via email to: or fax to: 337-562-4272

Registration form LAIMEP.pdf