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14
DEC
2017

CPP’s Dr. Petersen and Dr. Guerra address flaws in building downwash program

CPP advances its reputation as an essential voice and leader in the wind engineering and environmental industries. The paper PRIME2: Development and evaluation of improved building downwash algorithms for rectangular and streamlined structures, written by...
08
DEC
2017

Meet with CPP experts at S-Lab Conference, December 12

CPP will be attending the upcoming Laboratory Excellence Conference, December 12, at the Welcome Genome Campus Conference Centre in Cambridge, UK. The conference is offered by S-Lab, a not-for-profit initiative that supports improvements in the efficiency and...
08
DEC
2017

CPP contributes to SEAOC’s new publication “Wind Design for Solar Arrays”

The Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) has announced the revision of their industry-leading publication about wind loads on solar racking systems. SEAOC is respected as an authoritative world leader in the practice of structural and earthquake...
10
NOV
2017

Meet with CPP experts at the Tradeline CUSEF 2017 Conference

November 16-17, Vinoy Renaissance Resort, St. Petersburg, Florida A generational transformation is underway in science and engineering facilities planning. The Tradeline College and University Science and Engineering Facilities 2017 Conference presents a unique...
09
NOV
2017

CPP Explains the Pitfalls in AERMOD’S Building Downwash

Since the mid-90s, the US EPA has recommended the AERMOD atmospheric dispersion modeling system for estimating the impact of new or existing sources of pollution on ambient air quality. But AERMOD is far from perfect, and recent CPP studies have revealed key...
01
NOV
2017

CPP at PNWIS

The 57th Pacific Northwest International Section (PNWIS) conference will be held November 1-3, 2017 in Boise, Idaho.
10
AUG
2017

CPP Technical Leaders to Present at 2017 I2SL Education Day

Join CPP’s Jeff Reifschneider, our technical leaders and more than 100 other fellow professionals at the 2017 Colorado I2SL’s Chapter Education Day. This year’s program will be held Tuesday, August 29th at the Colorado School of Mines and includes AIA presentations...
17
JUL
2017

It’s All Relative: How Time, Distance, and Wind Speed Relate in the Wind Tunnel

By Yarrow Fewless, Principal, CPP Wind Engineering Time, distance, and wind speed are intrinsically linked in the wind tunnel, as they are in the real world. So how can you relate a building tested at a scale of 1:300 in the wind tunnel to the real-world building?...
01
MAY
2017

Wind on Solar Arrays: When “By-the-Book” Doesn’t Apply

As most people familiar with the details of the solar industry know, the cost of the installation is directly influenced by the design wind speed. The design wind speed, for those unfamiliar, is the highest wind speed experienced in a given region, based on...