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  BU563 Building on exposed sites

BU563.jpgThis bulletin outlines some important factors that should be considered when designing and constructing buildings on sites that are exposed to high winds.

As wind speeds and the loads generated are higher, traditional practices may not be sufficient to prevent a building from structural or envelope damage or leaking.

The bulletin covers:

  • the effect of high wind on buildings
  • design considerations, including collecting site-specific data, mitigating wind effects, structural design, weathertightness, insulation and ventilation
  • exposed coastal sites
  • working on windy sites.

Publication date: August 2013 Keywords: building site, corrosion, framing, roof, timber, wall, wind