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Design Criteria

Structural Design Criteria

General

  • Allowable Soil Bearing Pressure 1500 psf without a soils report.  A soils report is required if either the site has poor soil or a bearing capacity higher than 1500 psf is desired.
  • Soils Report required per CBC section 1803.1 (Commercial)
  • Wind Exposure: C, unless site complies with definition for Exposure B.
  • Speed: Basic Wind Speed, 3 second gust:
    • Risk Category I  -  Speed 100 mph
    • Risk Category II  -  Speed 110 mph
    • Risk Category III  -  Speed 115 mph
  • Seismic Design Category - as determined by site conditions.

 

Conventional Construction - CBC 2308

  • Seismic Design Category
    • Residential CRC - D
  • Braced walls
    • Residential CRC - 2308.9.3

Residential Additions - Soil Bearing Pressure

  • East of I-5 - use 1500 psf for soil bearing per CBC table 1804.2
  • West of I-5 - use 1000 psf for soil bearing

 

Other Design Criteria

  • Energy Compliance - located in Climate Zone 12
  • Rainfall design is based on 2 inches of rainfall per hour

 

 

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