Windtech Consultants first to implement the 2019 Hong Kong Code of Practice

Posted on June 22, 2020


Hong Kong Buildings Department has published a new wind code on 30 September 2019 – the Code of Practice on Wind Effects in Hong Kong 2019 (COP-HK:2019), includes the following new features:

–          Calculation of torsional and across-wind forces

–          Load combination factors

–          Consideration of sheltering effects

–          Wind directionality factors

–          Additional guidance on requirements for wind tunnel testing

There is a 12-month grace period for the transition from the 2004 edition to the COP-HK:2019.

Windtech Consultants is grateful to Henderson Land for the opportunity to facilitate the first successful submission and approval by the Hong Kong Buildings Department of the structural design based on a wind tunnel study adopting COP-HK:2019. This significant milestone was achieved for a proposed residential development at No. 2 Tat Cheong Street in Hong Kong. Windtech Consultants wishes to thank Henderson Land’s project and engineering team for their collaboration.

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