How do I determine what specific wind chart to size the I-beams to use for my area?
Wind loading figured at Exposure “C” – Open terrain with scattered obstructions having heights generally less than 30 feet. This category includes flat open country, grasslands, and all water surfaces in hurricane prone areas.
Wind loading figured at Exposure “B” – Urban and suburban areas, wooded areas, or other terrain with numerous closely spaced obstructions having the size of single-family dwellings or larger. These areas prevail in the upwind direction for a distance of 2600 feet or 20 times the structure height, whichever is greater.