Southeast Weather Events Infographic

Alabama

Wind 90-130 mph
Seismic 34/10

Florida

Wind 140-160 mph
Seismic Very Low

Georgia

Wind 115-140 mph
Seismic 10/7

North Carolina

Wind 90-140 mph
Seismic 30/10
General Steel Buildings vs Wood Buildings

Why Buildings Cost More in the Southeast

A metal building engineered for Missouri would most likely cost less than a building engineered for the Southeast. This is true even though Missouri has a seismic rating of 250/100 and a wind speed of 90 mph. This because in most cases, it costs more to engineer for wind speeds than it does for seismic activity. In either case, the money associated with engineering the building correctly is a good investment when it comes to the longevity of the building.

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