Understanding Test Standards for Louvers in Hurricane-Prone Regions




In defined hurricane-prone regions, it is particularly important for building design engineers and owners/operators to understand test standards for building products. This article will discuss the basis of wind-speed and load, large-missile-impact, and wind-driven-rain requirements in the latest versions of the International Building Code (IBC) (2012 and 2015) and Florida Building Code (FBC) (2014) relative to wall louvers.

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