Pre-Standard for Performance-Based Design for Wind

Research purpose

The Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of ASCE is pursuing, as part of its Vision, the advancement of performance based design. The 2016 edition of ASCE 7 Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, introduced the target reliability tables into the basic requirements for structural design within Chapter 1 General Provisions. As part of the pathway to develop and provide a performance-based design approach for wind, system reliability targets must be developed into the basic requirements to achieve target performance objectives corresponding to various levels of wind hazard. Previously funded, ongoing work to develop system reliabilities for wind needs to be peer reviewed and proposed into the consensus process of ASCE 7-22 for inclusion into Chapter 1. Furthermore, there is no existing guidance for designers on how to conceive of a performance-based approach for wind beyond the ASCE 7 provisions that permit its use.

American Society of Civil Engineers/Structural Engineering Institute
Project Area
Performance-Based Design
CPF research grant #
Award amount
Grant period
Mar 2018 - Jun 2019
Grant Status
In Progress
Principal Investigator
Don Scott, P.E., S.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE
Industry champions

Terri McAllister, Bruce Ellingwood, Xingzhong Chen, Peter Irwin

CPF allies
Research deliverables

First Draft Report
Final Draft Report
Final Report and Electronic