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Code Design Criteria

Building Code*
The 2012 International Building Code with appendices C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J and the 2012 revisions. 
Fire Code*
    The 2012 International Fire Code with appendices A, B, C, D, E, F, G and the 2012 revisions.
Accessible Standard*
    2003 - ICC/ANSI A117.1. Referenced by the 2012 International Building Code, Chapter 11.

Energy Code
    Arkansas Energy Code Rules and Regulations for Energy Efficiency Standards, 2004 Edition, 
    based on 2003 International Energy Code, Web Site:

Electrical Code
The 2011 National Electrical Code
The Little Rock Code of Ordinances, Chapter 8, revised.
Plumbing Code
The Arkansas State Plumbing Code, 2006 Edition, based on the 2006 International Plumbing Code.
Fuel Gas Code
The 2006 Arkansas Fuel Gas Code with Appendices A, B & D and 2006 Revisions.
Mechanical Code
The 2010 Arkansas Mechanical Code  with Appendix A and 2010 Revisions, based on the 2009 International Mechanical Code.
Residential Building Code*
The 2012 Arkansas Fire Prevention Code Volume III for one (1) & two (2)-family dwellings with appendices A, B, C, D, E, H, I, K, M, N, O, Q and the 2012 revisions. (Based on the 2012 International Residential Building Code)
Existing Building Code
The 2006 International Existing Building Code with Appendices A & B and the 2006 revisions.
Property Maintenance Code
    The 2012 International Property Maintenance Code and 2009 Revisions.
City of Little Rock Amendments are found in Chapter 8: Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing & Blasting, of the Municipal Code

Structural Design: Chapter 16, 2012 International Building Code*

Seismic Zone
IBC, Project Zone 1; Site Class B; State of Arkansas Act 1100
Wind Load
    Based on Risk Category, Table 1604.5
    Risk Category 1: 105 MPH
    Risk Category II: 115 MPH
    Risk Category III & IV: 120 MPH
Snow Load
    10 psf, Table 1608, Figure 1608.2
Roof Live Load
20 psf, Section 1607, Table 1607.1
Dead Loads
Actual weights of materials.
Concentrated Loads
Section 1607
Frost Line
Twelve (12) inches
Minimum size: eighteen (18) inches wide, twelve (12) inches deep, with nine (9) inches of concrete per Section 1805
Must rest on undisturbed or a minimum 90% compacted soil of uniform density and thickness as per Section 1803.5
Minimum slab thickness 3-1/2 inches, as per Section 1910
* Adopted Codes in effect as of January 1, 2014

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