Building Code Information
There are several basic types of building codes:
- Plumbing Code 2015 IPC
- Electrical Code 2014 NEC
- Mechanical Code 2015 IMC
- Gas Code 2015 IFGC
- Energy Code 2015 IECC
- Building Code 2015 IBC
- ANSI 117.1 2009 Edition
- Residential Code 2015 IRC and the 2015 IECC - residential codes encompass all of the above listed codes and are valid for dwellings up to a duplex type house. Residences requiring special engineering or special features may need to adhere to a different code and is determined on a case by case basis.
Caution: Building codes and construction standards are complicated and can require specialized experience. Always consult a qualified contractor on construction projects.
Environmental Standards for Cache Valley
- Roof Snow Load - 37lbs or more / sq. foot (standard good for valley only, consult building inspector's office for other areas).
- Seismic Load - D
- Wind - 90 mph
- Depth for Frost Protection - 30 inches below grade