Wind-resistant low-rise buildings in the tropics

Mahendran, Mahen (1995) Wind-resistant low-rise buildings in the tropics. Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 9(4), pp. 330-346.

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High-wind events such as storms and hurricanes cause severe damage to low-rise building (housing, schools, and industrial, commercial, and farm buildings). Roof claddings often suffer the worst, which then leads to accelerated damage to the whole building. Australia leads the way in solving this international problem through extensive research and development work, and has adequate documents in place. This paper first illustrates briefly the nature of high-wind events and then the commonly observed damage to buildings. Australian research work and design practice are then described, based on which suitable design recommendations for wind-resistant buildings are presented.

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ID Code: 64373
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Compilation and indexing terms, Copyright 2013 Elsevier Inc.
High wind events
Wind resistant low rise buildings
Keywords: Buildings, Cladding (coating), Hurricane effects, Roof coverings, Tropics, Wind effects
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0887-3828(1995)9:4(330)
ISSN: 0887-3828
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1995 American Society of Civil Engineers
Deposited On: 20 Nov 2013 23:50
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2015 01:36

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