Wind Uplifts 201: Engineering Design Criteria & Practical Application

In the final episode of our series about wind uplifts and metal roofing, you’ll learn what major criteria affects wind uplift engineering and how metal roofing contractors and architects can use that information practically. On today’s Q&A Monday, Jeff Hock from the Sheffield Metals Technical department joins Thad Barnette to discuss wind speed maps, risk categories, and other advanced requirements, while explaining how to choose the right profile and assembly design based on the project’s specific engineering.

Topics covered:

  • What are wind uplifts? 0:33
  • What are wind speed maps? 1:14
  • What are risk categories? 4:10
  • What are exposure categories? 5:11
  • How do roof zones play into engineering? 6:23
  • Are engineering requirements provided in specifications? 8:00
  • How do you choose the right profile based on design calculations? 8:54
  • What’s the bottom line when it comes to engineering? 10:28
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