The Uniform Building Code (UBC) was first published in 1927 and used mostly in the western part of the US. It was replaced by the International Building Code (IBC) in 2000 and amended thereafter. It's purpose is to provide consistant standards
for safe construction in North America.
Some counties are sticklers for any type of construction and their code must be adhered to for building permit approval, others not so rigid. If you want a lifetime of use out of your building then proper engineering is a must.
Load Factors Dead load is simply the weight of the structure on the foundation. Snow load is the weight of the snow and the dead load together. Live loads include imposed loads like snow, occupancy, and movement within.
The engineering of your building must take these factors into consideration including the purpose of the building, exposure to the elements, as well as other considerations.
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Gable • Raised Center Aisle / Monitor • Gambrel • Salt Shed • Mono-Slope
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