We are pleased to announce that the 2019 edition of the Quality Assurance Manual for Wind Engineering Studies of Buildings has recently been released by the Australasian Wind Engineering Society (AWES-QAM-1-2019). Tony Rofail, who is a Director of Windtech Consultants, has been instrumental in developing this recent edition. This is the first update to the 2001 edition, in which Tony was also a major contributor. The 2001 edition has been widely referenced around the world.
This document is unique in that it covers minimum standards for broad range of wind engineering studies relating to buildings, including important details such as minimum wind tunnel data sampling parameters and instrument specifications. The AWES-QAM-1-2019 provides an outline of the minimum standards for wind tunnel testing with emphasis on the preparation of wind tunnel models and appropriate procedures for conducting a number of studies including façade pressure studies, pedestrian wind environment studies and the study of structural response of a tall building. This edition also covers minimum standards for reporting, data retention/storage, prototype tests, section model tests, air quality studies, wind shear and turbulence impacts near airports and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling.
This recent update was commissioned by the Australasian Wind Engineering Society, who have kindly agreed to make this edition available at no charge. A copy of this document can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:
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