for AS/NZS 1170.2 -Wind Actions Standard:
Dr. John Holmes chairs the Standards Australia sub-committee responsible
for the re-drafting of the Australian and New Zealand Standard for wind
loading that was issued in March 2011 as AS/NZS1170.2-2011, with Amendments
1-3 issued in 2012 and 2013.
CD-ROM containing eleven worked examples updated for the latest version
of the Standard, including all those previously included in the 'Guide
to AS/NZS 1170.:2002', plus two additional ones (a 30-m RC commuinications
tower, and an L-shaped building) is now available. Please contact JDH
Consulting for a copy. The examples can also be supplied on a USB stick.
Consulting collaborates with Global Wind Technology Services (GWTS):
Consulting has recently formed a close relationship with Global Wind
Technology Services (http://www.gwts.com.au),
agroup formed in 2013 that provides a full range of wind engineering
services employing wind-tunnel testing and computational fluid dynamics
as required. GWTS specializes in the wind engineering of tall buildings.
Holmes to give Keynote Address at ICWE14 in Brazil:
Holmes has been invited to deliver the opening Keynote Address at the
14th. International Conference on Wind Engineering to be held at Porto
Alegre, Brazil, June 21-26, 2015 (http://www.icwe14.org).
The presentation will be titled 'Past, present and future of structural
wind engineering – with emphasis on applications'.
Holmes becomes Regional Editor of'Wind and Structures':
After being a co-Editor-in-Chief for 9 years, John Holmes has now beome
Regional Editor, Asia-Pacific of the international journal ‘Wind
and Structures’ published by Techno Press of Korea. This now well-setablished
journal publishes issues every month with fully-reviewed papers on the
structural engineering aspects of wind engineering (http://technopress.kaist.ac.kr).
Loading of Structures - Third Edition published:
The third edition of "Wind Loading of Structures" authored
by John Holmes, was published in early 2015. The first edition appeared
in 2001, with the second edition published in 2007. The book (428 pages)
is intended for practising design engineers, as well as graduate and
advanced undergraduate students. It has been used for teaching at several
American universities, including Louisiana State, Texas Tech and the
University of Texas. Separate chapters cover wind loads on various structures:
low-rise buildings, tall buildings, bridges, transmission lines, etc.
The last chapter reviews six major international wind loading codes
and standards. An Appendix reviews the extreme wind climate for 84 different
countries, territories or regions. The main changes in the Third Edition
include discussion of potential global warming effects on extreme wind
events, more discussion of tornados and tornado-generated damage, and
simplified approaches to wind loads on "porous" industrial,mining
and oil and gas structures.
John Holmes awarded the Davenport Medal: In July 2011 John
Holmes was awarded the Alan G. Davenport medal (Senior Award) by the
International Association for Wind Engineering (http://www.iawe.org).
He joined three other recipients of this award for 2011, which is named
after Professor Alan Davenport, the pioneer of modern wind engineering
who died in 2009. The award was iven to John Holmes for 'his many practical
contributions to modeling and analyses of wind effects on structures
and development of wind load standards'.
Consulting participates in investigations following Cyclone 'Yasi':
Dr. John Holmes joined a team assembled by the Cyclone Testing
Station, Townsville, and the Australian Building Codes Board, which
investigated the effects of severe Tropical Cyclone 'Yasi'. 'Yasi' crossed
the coast of NorthQueensland near Mission Beach in the early hours of
February 3rd 2011.
full report on the windfield and the damage produced both by wind forces
and storm surge in 'Yasi' is available from: http://www.jcu.edu.au/cts/research_reports/index.htm
Fricke assists JDH Consulting: Harry
Fricke assists on JDH Consulting projects on a part-time basis. Harry,
a graduate in aeronautical engineering, has had about 16 years experience
in wind engineering - previously with MEL Consultants and Vipac Engineers
and Scientists. He has expertise in environmental wind effects in urban
developments, and has a strong interest in renewable energy.
is currently Treasurer of the Australasian Wind Engineering Societuy
(http://www.awes.org) and chairs a
working group of the AWES that is making recommendations on acceptability
criteria for pedestrian level winds near tall buildings in urban environments.