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Wind Loading in National Building Code of Canada

Wind Loading in National Building Code of Canada

Wind Loading in National Building Code of Canada

I'm researching a project in Swan River, Manitoba, Canada. The local building code is the National Building Code of Canada with some amendments made by the Province of Manitoba.  I am interested in finding out the design wind load requirements of that code.  The code is not available as an online download so, I'm looking for a little help.

Anyone with a copy, can you tell me the required wind load for design?

RE: Wind Loading in National Building Code of Canada

jheidt2543 - just worried here that any info passed on via Eng-Tips would be tough to rely on.  Knowing the US codes as I do, if I asked for someone to pass on "the required wind load", someone would have a very hard time correctly communicating the application of such a complex issue.  Wind load determinations have loads of parameters....just wondering how someone could get enough info to you short of writing out the whole code section on wind...unless the Canadian code is waaaay simpler that the IBC, UBC, etc.

RE: Wind Loading in National Building Code of Canada

National Building Code of Canada (NBCC)- 1995 gives detail wind load information in Commentary B. You need to go through first. Manitoba Building Code may have some more strict requirements in design wind load. For wind load on special structures, you may find supplement from structural design codes or American standards.

NBCC-2005 is the new code aready in use.

RE: Wind Loading in National Building Code of Canada

What sort of help?  In Manitoba, the NBCC 05 doesn't come into effect until April of this year.  There aren't any items in the Manitoba Building Code Ammendments that will likely affect snow and/or wind loading.  There are, however, some significant changes to the Snow Loading and Wind Loading from the previous NBCC.  Soils in the province can vary and are generally granular or highly plastic clay, of a lacustrine deposit from glacial Lake Agassiz.  Many areas have high sulphate so type 5 or 50 cement.


RE: Wind Loading in National Building Code of Canada

Thanks for all the comments!  I've talked to the building inspector in the town and recieved enough info., based on the 1995 version of the code, to get to the preliminary answers I need. The information is for a study on a building component, not an entire building.

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