Wind Map Download

In order to help our clients determine the design wind load for a particular property, Nova has created a wind load map (see link to wind map). The map is based on the ASCE 7-05 Basic Wind Speed maps of the United States. Currently the ASCE 7-05 wind maps are adopted as part of most current building codes. A newer version of the map, ASCE 7-10, has not yet been adopted as part of the current building codes. The colored areas of ... Read more

Seismic Map Download

In order to help our clients determine if a seismic evaluation is required for a particular property, Nova has created a seismic map (see link to seismic maps).  The map is based on the USGS Seismic Zone Map of the United States.  Typically, properties that fall within the seismic map zones 3 and 4 require a seismic evaluation to determine if seismic insurance is required. Currently the ASTM subcommittee E06.25 WK 41335 is charged with updating the standard.  It has completed its ... Read more