Wind resistance categorization of buildings for insurance

Kishor C. Mehta, Ronald H. Cheshire, James R. McDonald

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The magnitude of insured property losses in windstorms suggests that wind-resistant construction of buildings needs to be improved. Insurance premiums tied to wind resistivity of construction can provide an incentive to improve construction. To be practical, insurance underwriters need a simple categorization of buildings that reflects wind resistivity. Building categorization for structural framing and components and cladding is proposed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2617-2628
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Oct 1992


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