How to Design & Construct a House to withstand 150 mph Wind

Credit: 32 PDH

Course Fee: $192.00

318 Pages


Course Summary

Recent hurricanes, storms and tornados have caused enough damage. Although no one can predict future strength of hurricanes and tornadoes, this course shows how to design & construct a house to withstand 150 mph wind.

Learning Objectives

This course provides the engineers and other design professionals with guidance on how to determine by calculation or graphical interpretation, the magnitude of the loads placed on a building by a particular natural hazard event or a combination of events. The calculation methods presented in this chapter are intended to serve as the basis of a methodology for applying the calculated loads to the building during the design process.


The calculations are for wind load, tornado loads, snow load, seismic loads and load combinations. The course has plenty of + Colorful design schematics + color pictures.

Course Author

Department of Housing and Urban Development



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