Code Advisory

Seismic Sub Committee

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Wind Sub Committee

Check this out!!  Wonder if all those straps and holdowns make a difference in high wind regions?   Full scale testing shows the results of standard construction vs. construction that incorporates special wind provisions for high wind regions.  The results are dramatic!

These full-scale tests were done in a new facility located in Chester County, South Carolina by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS).  

Each house is side by side in this 145' x 145' x 70' tall test chamber that has 105 large diameter fans and can produce sustained winds of 100mph, even higher if the test 'specimen' is smaller and doesn't offer so much wind resistance.  The energy to run this draws more power than most full sized shopping malls during their hottest days of operation.


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Snow Sub Committee

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