MCRMA Online CPD – GD15 Guidance for wind loadings on roof and wall claddings


This CPD introduces the reader to the key issues that need to be taken into account when calculating wind loadings. Buildings and their cladding are expected to withstand the worst that the weather can throw at them without risk of failure or loss of function. However, such performance is only possible due to the care that goes into their design and the attention to detail during the manufacture and installation of the building envelope.

In this CPD you will examine wind forces on buildings, the factors affecting wind loading, including location, altitude and the height and shape of the building and practical considerations.

The only way to be confident that buildings will survive the worst storms year after year is to ensure that the wind loading is calculated properly for every building and that the cladding and fasteners are specified accordingly.

You can download the guidance document here

Learning objectives:

  • Understand how wind forces work on buildings
  • Understand the factors that influence wind speed
  • Understand how wind loadings are calculated and the factors that need to be taken into account
  • Know the parts of the building that are especially vulnerable to high wind loads

This CPD has been certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional development principles. You can download a copy of the certificate here