May Short Course: Wind Analysis and Design: ASCE 7-16 and Recommendations for the California Engineer

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Dates: Wednesday May 16th and Wednesday 23rd, 2018

Registration: 5:30PM to 6:00PM

Seminar: 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Location: HOK, One Bush Street, Suite 200 San Francisco


This two-evening series of presentations will address practical applications and methodologies of wind design, focusing on ASCE 7-16 and giving specific recommendations for the California engineer.

Night 1: May 16th – Donald Scott – ASCE 7-16

The presentation will cover the updated wind load provisions of ASCE 7-16. Topics covered will include the new wind speed maps and their basis, new component and cladding roof pressure coefficients, new provisions for canopies on buildings, revised sign provisions, and other miscellaneous updated provisions. Examples of how to use these new provisions will also be presented.

Night 2: May 23rd - Emily Guglielmo – Wind Design for the California Engineer

Wind design is often overlooked as it does not always control the design of a building or components in California.  This seminar is specifically focused on relevant wind design issues for the California engineer.  

The session will use sample problems to discuss the following topics:


Enclosure classification

Analysis methods

Corner zones

Effective wind areas

Rooftop equipment

Rooftop screenwalls

Tall parapets


Rooftop Solar

Serviceability/ Drift Limits

SEAOC Wind Design Manual



Donald Scott has been with PCS Structural Solutions since 1982 and became a Principal of the firm in 1986. He has led many of the firm’s educational, commercial, institutional and private projects for new and renovated construction. Don’s proficiency in high-end structural analysis is a strong resource and a formidable task at a 50-person firm.  Don has been a member of the ASCE 7 Wind Load Committee since 1996, shaping future IBC provisions for wind design, and currently serves as Chairman. He is also a member of the ASCE 7 General Provisions committee, a member of the ASCE 7 Steering Committee, and Chairman of the NCSEA Wind Committee and Past-Chair of the SEAW Wind Load Committee. Don has authored many technical publications, and presented many seminars and webinars on wind design throughout the country.


Emily Guglielmo earned her Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from UCLA, and her Master's Degree in Structural Engineering from UC Berkeley. She has over a decade of structural engineering experience, all with Martin/Martin, Inc. She began her career in their Denver, CO area office, and is currently a Principal with the firm, managing their San Francisco Bay Area office. She has lectured on wind and seismic provisions across the nation.  Emily is the secretary of the NCSEA Wind Engineering Committee and serves on the ASCE 7 wind and seismic committees.  A licensed SE, Emily has received a number of awards, including SEI Fellow and the Susan M. Frey NCSEA Educator Award, for effective instruction for practicing structural engineers.


May 16th, 2018 5:30 PM   through   8:00 PM
1 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA
United States

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Phone: 415-974-5147
Member $ 160.00
Non-Member $ 200.00