Providing Hurricane Protection with Rolling Doors

Program Number: 00HP01
Program Credit: 1 Hour - 1.0 AIA/CES Learning Units / HSW
Delivery: Lecture / Slide Presentation with Competency Component – Projection screen or area required.
Cost: None. Cookson will bring this program to architectural firms or chapter meetings.
For AIA LU credit, AIA membership numbers will be required following the program.

Learning Objective

To understand why maintaining secured commercial door openings during extreme weather conditions is critical to the overall structural integrity of buildings and how to specify commercial doors and building openings to meet today’s code requirements for intense storm conditions. Attendees will learn…

  • The difference between “Test” and “Design” load requirements and the eleven variables that effect design wind load.
  • What to expect with regard to high wind load door construction and load potentials that buildings need to support during worse case storm conditions.
  • About potential wind forces and the locations that door loads are transferred to the building structure.
  • The normal reactions of a closed door during extreme storm conditions and what to expect if door operation is attempted while the door is subjected to high wind forces.
  • How codes are evolving for high wind load and wind borne debris resistance.
  • Potential consequences of commercial door opening failure due to extreme wind conditions.