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Performance-Based Wind Design

The application for Performance-Based Wind Design (PBWD) is gaining strength in the design community. A recent article in ENR highlighted the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)  team of 14 structural experts writing the Prestandard for Performance-Based Wind Design, the first document ever produced to aid in PBWD.

88 Regent Street – Jersey City, New Jersey

Design considerations for wind and its impact on structures is nothing new to PES.  Recent work in this arena includes:

    • 88 Regent Street in Jersey City, New Jersey
    • The Porter Portland Hotel in Portland, Oregon
  • Hyatt Place Centennial Park in Atlanta, Georgia, and
  • Eleven Hundred Annunciation in New Orleans, Louisiana

Our Director of Engineering, John O’Brien, P.E., S.E., has over 14 years of experience in the analysis and design of single and multi-story structures constructed of various materials. He serves on the ASCE 7-22 Wind Loads Subcommittee as well as the NCSEA Code Advisory Committees for Wind Loads and Special Inspections & Quality Assurance. In addition to his service on National committees, John is also a member of the Structural Engineers Emergency Response (SEER) team for the Structural Engineers Association of Georgia (SEAOG).

Give John a call if you need to brainstorm some ideas for your own project.  We’re ready to help!