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Wind Speed

Wind Speed

What wind speed do you use for designing street light poles in Bahamas ?

Should we use 150 mph?

RE: Wind Speed

Is aashto wind speed maps applicable outside of USA?

RE: Wind Speed

There should be a local building department in Nassau. Call them and find out.

Mike McCann, PE, SE (WA)

RE: Wind Speed

The AASHTO luminaire Manual recommends 145 for Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands (BTW - these are outside the continental US) and 150 for the southern tip of Florida.

RE: Wind Speed

Thanks for sharing your opinions, guys. I guess I should call the local authorities. If in any case they say to use less than 150 and the calcs fails, I will have to let them know that outemost band is 150mph.

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