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Reduce Wind Pressures on Building Surfaces

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Reduce Wind Pressures on Building Surfaces
« on: June 23, 2010, 01:15:46 PM »
Rima Taher, an expert in the design of low-rise buildings for extreme winds and hurricane, hopes her phone won't ring much this hurricane season. It's already been busy with requests for information about best building design and construction practices to reduce wind pressures on building surfaces.

In the aftermath of the January earthquake in Haiti, Taher, a civil and structural engineer at the NJIT College of Architecture and Design, prepared a document for Architecture for Humanity about best building practices for hurricane and earthquake-prone areas. It's posted on the organization's Haiti Reconstruction website and still circulates in Haiti. More recently, she cooperated with wind researchers at Tokyo Polytechnic University, Japan, to develop and translate from French a brochure for UNESCO to help Haitians prepare for the upcoming hurricane season. UNESCO will distribute the brochure in Haiti.

In 2007 Taher's article about the design of low-rise buildings for extreme wind events appeared in the Journal of Architectural Engineering of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Another article on improved building practices for hurricanes appeared in Caribbean Construction Magazine in July of 2009. - New Jersey Institute of Technology

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Re: Reduce Wind Pressures on Building Surfaces
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2010, 03:40:06 PM »
I saw a big building south side of HongKong island a (hole in the building allows the mountain dragons to drink from the bay on the other side)[feng shui]....



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