Protecting the Built Environment: Wind Load Designed Overhead Doors
Wind load is a critical determination when designing safe and effective overhead doors in today's built environment. This course identifies how wind and wind codes affect overhead doors. It will go into detail about the factors that influence the amount of force on these doors, as well as calculating PSF. It will help you to understand what is involved in the construction of sectional and coiling wind load doors, and will describe the types of wind load testing and procedures that are in place. Finally, it will provide knowledge of how wind load rated doors are specified, including the architect/component supplier relationship.
Learn At Your Own Pace:
You can take this course and follow along at your own pace. Speed up, slow down, or stop now and finish later. Click "Take the Course Test" to go straight to the test and earn your credits. You'll know immediately if you have earned credits and you will be able to print out your certificate of completion instantly.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- Describe how wind and wind codes affect overhead doors
- Assess which factors affect the amount of force on the door- calculating PSF
- Understand construction of sectional and coiling wind load doors
- Identify the types of wind load testing and their procedures
- Discuss how to specify wind load rated doors
This course is a presentation designed to earn you 1.00 AIA/CES Learning Unit. Use the onscreen controls to pace the presentation to your liking, and then click "Take the Course Test" to take the exam for this course and earn your credit.
- Protecting the Built Environment: Wind Load Designed Overhead Doors
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