The following design standards for wood construction in high wind areas are presently referenced in model building codes such as the IBC (International Building Code) and IRC (International Residential Code):
1. AWC Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) 2015 Edition
2. ICC Standard for Residential Construction in High Wind Regions (ICC-600)
The WFCM is an ANSI approved document that provides engineered and prescriptive requirements for wood frame construction based on dead, live, snow, seismic and wind loads derived from the ASCE 7-10 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures.
ICC-600 presents prescriptive methods to provide wind resistant designs and construction details for residential buildings. The standard is an update to SSTD 10-99 and includes new provisions such as prescriptive designs for wind speeds up to 150 mph with three-second gusts and exterior wall coverings for high wind.