Engineer simplifies the wind speed code changes

Wind Speed Code

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Allen Hurtz, Director of Engineering for Star Building Systems, explains the new code changes for wind speed allowances in just over a minute. Having trouble understanding the difference between the IBC 2009 wind speed code and the IBC 2012 wind speed code? Watch this video for a brief explanation to help clarify the changes.

Also, check out Wind Speed Website for a great reference guide to finding wind speeds for your location.

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Allen Hurtz, P.E.

Allen Hurtz, P.E., began his career at Star in January 1989 as a Design Engineer I. He was promoted to Design Engineer II and then to Engineering Manager in 1997. He accepted the position as Director of Engineering in 2012. Allen received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin Platteville and is a registered Professional Engineer in multiple states. Allen and his wife, Trish, have two daughters, Rachel and Hannah, and enjoy family time and attending the girls’ activities.

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