Live Oak Office

2008 Ohio Ave, N
Live Oak, FL 32064
(386) 364-1364

Chiefland Office

14107 US-19
Chiefland, FL 32626
(352) 507-0504

Perry Office

(Michelle's Bullpen)
3180 S. Byron Butler Pkwy
Perry, FL 32348
(850) 584-3098

Lake City Office
(COMING 2024)

465 NW Real Terrace
Lake City, FL 32055

(Across from Lowes Garden Center)

Florida Windload requirements for Steel Buildings

Wind load requirements for steel buildings in Florida are typically determined by local building codes and standards. Florida is known for its susceptibility to hurricanes and high winds, so the wind load requirements are designed to ensure the structural integrity and safety of buildings in the face of these weather conditions.

The specific wind load requirements can vary based on factors such as the location within Florida, the building’s height, occupancy, and the local wind speed zones. The state of Florida adopts the Florida Building Code (FBC), which is updated periodically. The wind load requirements are usually provided in terms of design wind speeds and pressure coefficients.

To obtain accurate and up-to-date wind load requirements for a specific project in Florida, it is crucial to refer to the latest edition of the Florida Building Code, particularly the section related to wind design. Additionally, local municipalities may have specific amendments or requirements, so checking with the local building department is essential.

Design professionals, such as structural engineers and architects, play a crucial role in ensuring compliance with wind load requirements. They assess the specific characteristics of the building and its location to determine the appropriate design criteria.

In Florida, buildings are often categorized into different wind speed zones, such as the Wind-Borne Debris Region, which has more stringent requirements due to the increased risk of wind-borne debris during hurricanes.

It’s essential for anyone planning to construct a steel building in Florida to work closely with professionals who are familiar with the local building codes and have expertise in designing structures to withstand the wind loads prevalent in the region. Consulting with a local structural engineer or the building department can provide the most accurate and site-specific information for the project.

Multiple Locations you can Visit US

We serve the entire state of Florida, with locations in Live Oak, Chiefland and a new location coming to Lake City in 2024.

Florida Engineered Plans & Florida Licensed Contractor

We are a Florida licensed contractor offering engineered plans and Windload engineering. Our team includes certified welders, and we are renowned for our sales and service reputation. We use the highest quality materials and offer industry leading warranties.

Properly Insured Workers & Local Florida Manufacturing Facility

Our workers are properly insured and we operate a local Florida manufacturing facility. We adhere to the highest standards of construction, while offering competitive pricing.

Contact Us

For more information on our Carports, Steel buildings, Bardominiums, and more, contact us at:

PHONE: 386.364.1364 or visit us online at

We serve the entire State of Florida and look forward to working with you on your next construction project.