Building Codes and Design Criteria

Adopted Building Codes

Effective July 1, 2023:

  • 2021 International Building Code, including appendices C & J
  • 2021 International Residential Code, including appendix AQ
    • Except residential provisions of Chapter 11, Energy Efficiency. 
  • 2021 International Plumbing Code
  • 2021 International Mechanical Code
  • 2021 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2020 National Electrical Code issued by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (residential)
  • 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (commercial)
  • 2021 International Existing Building Code
  • 2021 International Swimming Pool & Spa
  • Manufactured Home:
    • Subsection 15A-2-104(2), the HUD Code
    • Subsection 15A-2-104(1), Appendix AE of the 2021 International Residential Code
    • Subsection 15A-2-104(1), 2005 NFPA 225 Model Manufactured Home Installation Standard, issued by the NFPA
  • Historic Buildings:
    • Subsection (3) for standard guidelines pertaining to plaster on a historic property, as defined in Section 9-8-302, the US Department of the Interior Secretary's Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings

Adopted per the Utah Code, Title 15A - State Construction and Fire Codes Act 

Kanab City Design Criteria

Ground Snow Load*
IRC Wind Design
IBC Wind Design
Exposure CategorySeismic Design CategorySubject to Damage from WeatheringFrost Line DepthSubject to Damage from Termite

Ice Barrier Underlayment Required
25 psf90 mphRisk Category I - 105 mph
Risk Category II - 115 mph
Risk Category III - 120 mph
Risk Category IV - 120 mph 
CD0Severe18 inchesModerateNo

* General Chart based on area, for more specific snow load to your property visit Utah University Utah Ground Snow Load