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Wind uplift can be a major contributor to a disaster. We tend to take for granted that self weight of a structure will counterbalance wind uplift action; however additional reinforcement is required in the vertical direction in the presence of high winds. 

 

Codes of practice in the UK in the sixties had information regarding how wind should be considered, but the designers did not interpret the recommendations in full detail. Recommendations to designers should be drawn clearly and in a simple form.

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