1st Edition

Structural Building Design Wind and Flood Loads

By Syed Mehdi Ashraf Copyright 2019
    178 Pages 46 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Structural Building Design: Wind and Flood Loads is based upon the author’s extensive experience in South Florida as a structural designer, building code official, and an expert witness. He has more than 30 years of engineering experience in the United States, Dubai, and India. The book illustrates the use of ASCE standards ASCE 7-16 and ASCE 24-14 in the calculations of wind and flood loads on building structures.


    • Discussions of the evolution of the ASCE 7 standards
    • Includes discussion of wind load guidance in the International Building Code
    • Examines the Building Envelope Product Approval System
    • Includes numerous solved real-life examples of wind-related issues
    • Presents numerous solved real-life examples demonstrating various flood load concepts

    Part 1 Wind Loads Introduction. Review of ASCE 7-16. Significant Changes in ASCE Versions. Testing and Inspections. Wind-Related Solved Examples. Wind-Related Solved Examples. Part 2 Flood Loads. Chapter 7 Introduction--Floods. Chapter 8 ASCE 7-16 for Flood Loads. Chapter 9 ASCE 24-14 for Flood Loads. Chapter 10 Wind versus Storm Surge--Hurricane Irma Experience.


    Syed Mehdi Ashraf is a licensed engineer under the structural disciplines (I & II), general contractor, building official, building plans examiner and special inspector. He is also certified as a building official, building plans examiner, building inspector, and structural plans examiner. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including Florida ASCE Government Engineer of the Year, Miami-Dade ASCE Engineer of the Year, Broward ASCE Engineer of the Year, South Florida Plans Examiner of the Year and Distinguished Alumni of the National Institute of Technology, Warangal. He has also been honored at the Florida International University, University of Miami, City of Miami Beach and Temple Emanuel. He is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and has been an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Civil Engineering, Florida International University, offering graduate and undergraduate courses in Structural Steel, Pre-stressed Concrete and Timber Design. He has also offered several seminars on engineering laws and rules and many other engineering topics.