Featured LEARN Course: Generating Wind Loads

STAAD.Pro users who work on the design of steel buildings will benefit from two courses designed to help you more efficiently complete project requirements and more effectively incorporate all code requirements.

“Generating Wind Loads” addresses the ASCE 7 Main Wind Force Resisting System code requirements. Learn how to:

    • Create Wind Load Definitions for the Windward Wall, Leeward Wall, and Side Walls that will instruct STAAD.Pro to calculate the wind loads according to the ASCE 7 Main Wind Force Resisting System, considering all relevant code parameters — including basic wind speed, exposure category, and topographic factors.
    • Build wind load cases to accurately incorporate the effects of wind acting on each wall of the structure and from each applicable wind direction.

“Generating Seismic Loads” addresses the code requirements of the IBC Equivalent Lateral Force Procedure. Click here to learn more.