Guide to Wood Construction in High Wind Areas for One- and Two-Family Dwellings - 100 mph Exposure B Wind Zone, 2006 Edition addresses wind design requirements in 100 mph wind zones. It is based on provisions contained in AF&PA's Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, 2001 Edition, the reference document for high-wind wood-frame construction in the International Residential Code (IRC). Use of the high wind provisions of this Guide will result in design solutions that prescriptively meet the requirements of the WFCM and the IR.The high wind provisions in these Guides can be used to achieve code compliant design solutions for wood frame dwellings located in wind speed zones that exceed the limitations in the IRC.
This document is also available for 90, 110, 120, and 130 wind zones.
Author: American Wood Council (AWC) | American Forest and Paper Association (AF & PA)