Wind interacts with buildings and structures in complex and often surprising ways. A building’s geometry, the surrounding terrain, nearby buildings and structures, and seasonal wind conditions all influence the way wind will interact with a building. Wind considerations are especially important for cladding and structural design. These are the services commonly thought of as wind engineering.
But why not just use the codes? Wind loading codes are designed for simply-shaped buildings and do not account for the effects of terrain or nearby buildings. Wind tunnel testing offers specific, customized information about a particular building or structure, making it a key tool for efficient design. Wind tunnel testing can identify the areas where material costs can be reduced and where resilience and reliability can be increased. CPP’s wind loading services support efficient, safe, and reliable buildings and structures.
Our services include:
- Structural loads & responses
- Cladding and building envelopes
- Space vehicles and launch structures
- Wind loads on solar arrays
- Building motion monitoring
- Motion damping systems
Contact us to discuss your project.