CPP’S Roy Denoon Co-Authors New ASCE Manual of Practice

Design and Performance of Tall Buildings for Wind was collectively authored by 8 leaders in structural engineering and wind engineering, including our own Roy Denoon.

CPP is pleased to share the publication of ASCE Manual of Practice No. 143, the first new Manual of Practice (MoP) to be published by the American Society of Civil Engineers in quite some time. Over the last several years, a task committee of the Tall Buildings Committee of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE, comprising a core group of industry leaders, has worked diligently to compile this overview of the current state-of-the-art in the field. The MoP provides recommendations and guidance on tall building design industry standard practice, and approaches to complement current literature, model codes, and other standards.

CPP Wind’s Roy Denoon is proud to have been one of the primary authors and notes: “As a collective group working in the tall buildings field, we recognized that there were no publications that consolidated integrated knowledge between wind engineering and structural engineering to assist designers of high-rise buildings. This Manual of Practice, which has been compiled as a consensus document and extensively peer reviewed by a blue-ribbon panel of industry luminaries, fills that gap and provides a fantastic reference source of best-practice in the field.”

The Manual contains step-by-step guidance for designers from setting performance objectives to preliminary structural design approaches, through detailed structural modeling and wind tunnel testing, to wind-design optimization. The MoP’s publication is timely following on from last year’s publication, also co-authored by Roy, of the ASCE Prestandard on Performance-Based Wind Design. Together, the two publications provide clear road maps of design processes in the field. While primarily aimed at structural engineers, the MoP also provides a solid background to the field for other stakeholders in design and construction.

It can be purchased for USD100 (or USD75 for ASCE Members) by following this link:

About Roy Denoon:

Dr. Roy Denoon is vice president of CPP Wind Engineering and has been involved in wind tunnel testing for 30 years, during which time he has worked on many globally iconic buildings and structures. He is a member of the ASCE 7 Wind Load Subcommittee, a contributing author to the ASCE/SEI Prestandard for Performance-Based Wind Design, a co-author of Design and Performance of Tall Buildings for Wind the CTBUH Technical Guide on Wind Tunnel Testing of High-Rise Buildings and is a CTBUH Fellow.

Roy is available for questions or ideas via these channels:

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