Design of low-rise buildings for extreme wind events

Rima Taher

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Damages from hurricanes and various windstorm events represent a loss of several billions of dollars in the United States. A loss of $30 billion was attributed to Hurricane Andrew alone in Florida in 1993. In 2004 and 2005, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and other locations in the southeast United States and the Caribbean saw an unprecedented wave of major hurricanes causing great destruction and property damage. This paper discusses the topic of home design for high winds and hurricanes, and sums up a recently completed practical research on this subject.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-62
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Architectural Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts


  • Buildings, low-rise
  • Buildings, residential
  • Cyclones
  • Structural behavior
  • Structural design
  • Typhoons
  • Wind force
  • Wind tunnel tests


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