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An Economic Analysis of Wind Resistant Construction. / Sutter, Daniel; De Silva, Dakshina G.; Kruse, Jamie B.

In: Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 97, No. 3-4, 03.2009, p. 113-119.

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Sutter, D, De Silva, DG & Kruse, JB 2009, 'An Economic Analysis of Wind Resistant Construction', Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, vol. 97, no. 3-4, pp. 113-119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jweia.2009.01.002

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Sutter, D., De Silva, D. G., & Kruse, J. B. (2009). An Economic Analysis of Wind Resistant Construction. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 97(3-4), 113-119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jweia.2009.01.002

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Sutter D, De Silva DG, Kruse JB. An Economic Analysis of Wind Resistant Construction. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics. 2009 Mar;97(3-4):113-119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jweia.2009.01.002

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Sutter, Daniel ; De Silva, Dakshina G. ; Kruse, Jamie B. / An Economic Analysis of Wind Resistant Construction. In: Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics. 2009 ; Vol. 97, No. 3-4. pp. 113-119.

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abstract = "Reinforced construction and strengthened building codes have been demonstrated to reduce expected damage from hurricanes in a cost effective manner. We examine whether reinforced construction (e.g. anchor bolts, hurricane clips, directional nailing) can provide efficient mitigation of property damage from tornadoes, using a case study of homes damaged in the May 3 1999 Oklahoma City Tornado. We find that if a package of wind resistant construction measures that cost no more than $500 could reduce insured losses by 30{\%}, wind resistant construction could have a positive net present value in the most tornado prone states. A 30{\%} reduction in wind damage is in line with estimates of damage reduction for construction in hurricane winds. The expected property damage reduction falls off rapidly in less tornado prone states.",
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