I am new to doing peer review on tower cranes. The tower crane stands 260ft tall with a massive foundation. I see the designer has used crane dead load & weight of crane footing in arriving at reactions and overturning moment. In my opinion wind loads should be included to obtain base reactions, i could be wrong. Please share your valuable input.. If i am supposed to check for wind loads what would be a quick way to get the reactions without having to do the entire calculations myself, because this is only peer review. I just want to get a feel for structural capacity of footing with wind loads on tower crane.
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