Designing Buildings & Structures for the Effects of Wind
By knowing how wind and buildings interact, your design team can increase the efficient use of materials, reduce unnecessary costs and risks, and ensure a reliable design that is comfortable for occupants.
Structural & Cladding Design
If you are over-conservative with your structural and cladding materials, you increase costs and waste. If you are under-conservative, you increase risk and potential repair or mitigation costs. By including a wind engineering expert on your team, you can specify structural and cladding requirements that are robust where they need to be without being over-designed.
Building Motion Monitoring
Wind-induced motion can create uncomfortable conditions for building occupants. CPP understands the wind’s effects on both the building and the people in it. By installing a motion monitoring system, our experts can assess the causes and effects of building motion and recommend mitigation when needed.
Motion Damping Systems
To some degree, all tall buildings move in response to the wind. When that motion affects occupant comfort or causes undue fatigue on the structure, motion damping systems can help. There are a variety of damping methods and CPP can help you identify and implement the right solution.
Whether you’re a building owner, an architect, an engineer, or a developer, you have a stake in the success of your building. Contact CPP today to ensure that the effects of wind are incorporated in your design.