Design & Tools

Wind Design

To design a building for wind resistance, the designer considers two often coinciding load types being applied to the building: lateral forces pushing horizontally on the building and vertical forces sucking up or pushing down on the building. The strongest vertical forces governing many design components are often the uplift or suction forces.

Light-frame wood construction inherently has a great deal of redundancy of members and connections and can behave very well under extreme load events.