Building Codes and Design Criteria

Adopted Building Codes

Effective July 1, 2021:

  • 2018 International Building Code, including appendices C & J
  • 2015 International Residential Code, including appendix Q
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2020 National Electrical Code issued by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (residential)
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (commercial)
  • 2018 International Existing Building Code
  • 2018 International Swimming Pool & Spa
  • Manufactured Home:
    • Subsection 15A-2-104(2), the HUD Code
    • Subsection 15A-2-104(1), Appendix E of the 2015 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

Changes of the Adopted Code prior to July 1, 2021:

  • 2018 International Building Code, including appendix J
  • 2017 National Electrical Code issued by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 

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

Kanab City Design Criteria


Ground Snow Load*
IRC Wind Design
(speed)
IBC Wind Design
(speed)
Exposure CategorySeismic Design CategorySubject to Damage from Weathering
Frost 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 
CD0
Severe18 inchesModerateNo

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