Factors that Drive Seismic and Wind Design Loads in the IBC

Seismic and wind design loads in the International Building Code and ASCE-7 are driven by project-specific parameters. Depending on a building’s use and location, these parameters can differ significantly from those of neighboring structures. Most of these parameters can be found in the basis of design in the structural drawing package, generally on the first page of the structural drawing package. Parameters that affect HVAC equipment and systems are listed in this document.

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