Supporting Safe, Comfortable and Efficient Design.
25
OCT
2018

CPP wind engineering services integral to EY Centre success

The building demands attention. Completed in 2016 and over five hundred feet tall, the EY Centre in Sydney, Australia, stands out for its striking exterior. As described on www.skyscrapercenter.com, “…it appears in the city as a tower made of timber rising out from the...
10
JUL
2018

Wind loads on roof-mounted solar panels

If it seems like solar modules are popping up everywhere, you’re right. In 2006, a new solar energy system was installed, on average, every 80 minutes in the US, and by 2013, installers were building a new system every four minutes. And the installations haven’t slowed down. In...
22
JAN
2018

ULA partners with CPP Wind Consultants for safe rocket launches

The idea of wind tunnel testing for space launch vehicles might bring to mind a rocket roaring through the atmosphere as it propels its payload into Earth’s orbit or beyond. The wind tunnel testing we are referring to, known as atmospheric boundary layer wind tunnel testing,...
26
OCT
2014

How are wind loads on cladding different from other kinds of wind loads?

Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE/SEI 7-10), published by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) categorizes wind loads according to the parts of a building they affect: Main wind force resisting system...