Future implementation of the IBC by Hawaii County requires an evaluation of the wind topographic and directionality factors.  Martin & Chock developed the code provisions necessary for adoption of this method of wind design for the County of Hawaii.

Windspeed Design Mapping For Use In the County of Hawaii Building Code

Development of New Wind Speed Mapping for the County of Hawaii:

Computational fluid dynamics and wind-tunnel testing were utilized to establish probablistic windspeed mapping for the entire Island of Hawaii.  Windfield vectoring was included to establish the effect of large land masses altering wind flow direction.  This study produced a mesoscale analysis-based wind map of the island.